Termites have been around for over 120 million years. They are social insects and live in colonies which are usually located in the ground or in wood. Most termites feed on cellulose from wood and wood by-products such as paper. They are worldwide in distribution, with about 3,000 described species, and about 50 species are found in the United States. Termites are usually divided into three groups based on the location of their colony: the subterranean, the drywood, and the dampwood termites. The biology and habits of each group are different, so a detailed knowledge of each is necessary for effective control.
For information on the termite species common in South Jersey:
* Information courtesy of National Pest Management Association, Inc.
For more information on South Jersey termites, check out the articles in AB-Con’s Bug Blog:
- Do YOU Have Termites?
- What You Can’t See Can Be Destroying Your South Jersey Home
- Spring is coming and so are the Termite Swarmers
- Don’t Let Termites Divide and Conquer Your South Jersey Home!
- Termite Treatment
- Why do I see Termite Swarms AFTER a Termite Treatment?
- Termite Damage Repair
- How to Choose the RIGHT Termite and Pest Control Professional for You!
- Top Ten Reasons WHY you should have a Renewable Termite Warranty
- Get Your South Jersey Home Inspected for Termites
- What Does a Termite Inspection Entail in South Jersey?
- Termite Inspection and Termite Certification vs Home Inspection