New Jersey has one kind of termite, the eastern subterranean termite. While there is only one type, it happens to be extremely destructive. Reticulitermes flavipes is destructive because it is hard to control. They live underground and come up to devour wood and other cellulose-based materials within your building.
Are Eastern Subterranean Termites Active in Winter?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. Because the eastern subterranean termite lives underground, they are protected from even the harsh New Jersey winters. Their tunnels are well below the frost line. They enter via small cracks in the foundation and once established, they go to work. Within the heated spaces of your building, they become active and will work 24 hours a day eating everything from wood to paper.
Do You Need a Stern Termite Professional for Your Business?
The fact that these termites live underground makes infestations difficult for most people to spot. Furthermore, DIY control methods are often ineffective and you will never be certain that you have eliminated the threat. Termite control professionals from Stern Environmental have the skills and tools to identify and eradicate this dangerous and persistent pest.
Termites often swarm in the spring and summer, which may lead to the mistaken perception that they are a warm-weather problem. While they do thrive in warm weather, they are active no matter the season. This means that termite control should be a year-round endeavor on your property.