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termitesIn the United States, termites cause more damage to homes than storms and fire combined. Prevent these pests from destroying your space when you turn to a termite exterminator in Brooklyn, NY. At Abolish Pest Control, we offer chemical and baiting termite control services, with ongoing support and monitoring to protect your home or business from damage. Schedule your services with us today to take back control of your space with our termite and rodent control service options.

The Need for Termite Control

Unfortunately, many homeowners are not aware of the threat of termites. Often, you won't actually see termites or a termite swarm, which lasts less than an hour. More likely, you'll see the evidence of swarming—a sudden appearance of winged termites; piles of small, lacey wings; or the appearance of the mud tunnels that termites build.

At the first sign of trouble, do not hesitate to call on a trained termite exterminator to eliminate the colony with pesticides and prevent further damage to your property. At Abolish Pest Control, we offer a two-year guarantee on all termite treatment jobs throughout the region, with the option to renew after the guarantee has expired for the current rate. The cost of your services will vary based on treatment options and structure size. Speak with us today to request a free estimate.

The Habits of Subterranean Termites

Termites have been around for more than 250 million years when all they did was devour trees in forests. A queen termite can live up to 25 years, laying up to 60,000 eggs in her lifetime. Termites will travel up to 250 feet from their nests, and research shows that termites work 24 hours per day. Because they are such active pests, they require in-depth termite control to eliminate them from a property.

Subterranean termites constantly tunnel from their home in the soil in search of wood to eat. However, they can't tell the difference between a dead tree and your home. Today, termites eat away at more than 600,000 homes throughout the United States causing more than $5 billion per year in property damage.

How do you end up in need of termite control services? Termites only require an opening that is 1/32 inches wide to squeeze inside. If they come across the foundation of your house while foraging, they'll follow any cracks or crevices to get into your home. Termites may even enter through wood in contact with the soil or by building pencil-sized mud tunnels from ground level to where the house's wood frame begins. Termites can also enter your home through expansion joints and utility and plumbing openings in the foundation.

Under ideal conditions, a typical termite colony with 250,000 workers can eat about 20 feet of a 2 x 4 board per year—and big colonies can contain up to 1,000,000 members. If you discover evidence of a termite infestation, there's no need to panic. It's unlikely the damage will get much worse from the time you first discover termites to the time that your home is treated. Still, stopping the destruction sooner rather than later is important to avoid costly damage and repairs.

Contact us to work with our termite exterminator for your infestations. Our termite control services are designed to prevent damage in homes and businesses throughout parts of Long Island, in addition to Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn, New York.