Termites are whitish-looking social insects that live in the soil and eat wood. When we see them, in general, when breaking a frame of an already damaged door, when breaking a mud tube from the wall or ceiling, or when lifting a cardboard box from the floor, its appearance is as if grains of rice ran out . Only in spring, the appearance of some of them is as if they were aluas or black ants with wings, when in reality they are winged termites.

Types of common termites in new jersey

Subterranean termites are the type that invade many NJ homes. These common termites consume cellulose in wood, including wooden beams and other structures inside houses. Swarms of eastern subterranean termites usually take to the air between March and May while looking for places to build satellite colonies.

Dark southeastern subterranean termites typically swarm between March and June each year. This means you might spot discarded wings near your doors and windows or see these pests flying around at these times.

Drywood termites usually aren’t found in NJ. However, they can get into homes when they sneak a ride on wood items, such as furniture, that are from other places.


Formosa termites aren’t currently a problem in NJ, but they could find their way here soon. These invasive termites are able to build huge colonies, which can make them incredibly tough to get rid of.

If you need a Rumson NJ exterminator for termites or other pests, contact Allison Pest Control. Our pest control technicians can determine which type of termites you have and eliminate them from your NJ home.



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