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20 March

Termites: What Long Islanders Need to Know

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Every spring, termites appear in many Long Island homes. They are usually spotted in your laundry room or in your basement or wherever your boiler is located. Termites swarm at this time of year because they are expanding their colonies. Termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home because these tiny insects are capable of destroying your home’s wood beams and structural supports. Many homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover termite damage.

Important Termite Facts

Know how to identify termites. Termites have straight antennae, a broad waist and two sets of wings of equal length. Ants have bent antennae and a pinched waist, and their sets of wings are different lengths. Both kinds of insects may be swarming this spring. You might just notice discarded wings.

Some simple prevention tips include keeping water away from your home’s foundation and repairing leaking pipes when they happen. Termites and many other pests are attracted to water. Termites are also attracted to rotting wood like dead tree stumps, old wood piles and even the wood chips that touch your home’s foundation. Decks and fences can also be destroyed by termites.

Home Protection from Termites

Suburban Exterminating uses a ring of Sentricon baiting stations to protect your home. These baiting systems work because the termites eat the bait, share it, and the termites die.  Many of our nation’s historic buildings are protect by Sentricon including the White House, Independence Hall and the Statue of Liberty. And Sentricon has a proven effectiveness.

Free inspections are available. When a termite report is needed for a home sale or refinance, we do charge for this report.  Protect your home from termites today!

For additional information about our termite protection, check out this webpage. Or call our termite experts at (631) 864-6900 | (516) 864-6900 today.

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