November 26, 2018


How do I choose a termite provider?

NYC Pest Control, is committed to being the best termite control provider in the region based on a rigorous philosophy of leadership and excellence.

Do I need to worry about termites?

Termites are responsible for an estimated $5 billion of damage every year in the United States and more than 5 million homes have some type of termite problem. In the Mid-Atlantic, designated as a region with “heavy” termite activity, termite control is essential for any homeowner concerned with asset protection.
Subterranean Termites are wood destroying insects that cause significant structural damage if they remain undetected and untreated. Because termite damage is not typically covered by insurance, repairs can be costly.

How do I know if I have termites?

Termites live in underground colonies, tunneling undetected through the soil into a structure. Because of their subterranean nature, an infestation may go undetected for some time. But there are warning signs of an active termite infestation including:

  • Winged insects, called “swarmers” in or around your home or winged parts scattered around your doors or windows
  • Mud tubes leading from the ground to a piece of infested wood or up the foundation walls
  • Damage to wood or other cellulose materials

Should I purchase termite control if there’s no evidence of a current infestation?

In today’s real estate market, asset protection is a necessity. Preventive termite programs can resolve hidden infestations and prevent future problems including damage and repair costs. Preventive treatments are often offered at a cost savings to our homeowners, adding to the value of the program.

Simple Termite Control Steps

  • Remove old rotting stumps and roots in your yard.
  • Drain excessive moisture under and around your home.
  • Eliminate wood-to-ground contact around your foundation.
  • Store firewood away from your home.