Termites & Termite Swarmers

Termite Control & Inspections on Long Island

TERMITES and TERMITE SWARMERS

LENGTH: 2-3mm

COLOR: TERMITES- waxy white, TERMITE SWARMERS- black

Termite EcoTech Pest ControlTermites have been a nuisance on Long Island for many years.  If you think you have termites give us a call.  We offer free homeowner inspections.  Whether we use our state of the art advance termite bait stations or conventional drilling; EcoTech has the know-how to get the job done right.  We also offer sale of house inspections and fit a reports for leaving inspections.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE TERMITES BECAUSE YOU SUDDENLY FOUND HUNDREDS OF TINY BLACK BUGS WITH WINGS CRAWLING AROUND ON THE FLOOR, WINDOW SILL, WALLS, HOT WATER HEATER IN THE BOILER ROOM ETC, YOU’RE PROBABLY RIGHT.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE TERMITES BECAUSE YOU ARE DOING WORK AROUND YOUR HOUSE AND DISCOVERED A TON OF LITTLE WHITE WORM LOOKING THINGS INSIDE DAMAGED WOOD, OR UNDER A CARDBOARD BOX AND THERES SOME SORT OF DIRT PACKED IN AND AROUND WHERE YOU SAW THEM… YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT TOO.

The reason both of these scenarios can in fact be termites is that the little black bugs swarming all over the house, dropping tiny white wings everywhere are PROBABLY TERMITE SWARMERS.

The little waxy wormy looking guys inside the damaged wood, behind the sheetrock, or under the cardboard are TERMITES.

TERMITES and TERMITE SWARMERS ARE THE SAME THING (kinda). The swarmers are actually future kings and queens that are supposed to fly out of the colony, find a mate, get fertilized,  lose their wings, crawl back into the ground and start laying eggs. This is how the species prospers. Every termite colony SWARMS once a year. Termite swarms always occur in early spring, as soon as the weather starts getting warm. Termite colonies that are under a slab may swarm sporadically in colder months, as they are fooled by the temperature of heating pipes and hot water pipes that may warm the soil beneath the house.

IF YOU HAVE A TERMITE SWARM IN YOUR HOUSE, YOU HAVE TERMITES.

Termites feed constantly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. They seek CELLULOSE for nourishment. Cellulose is found in wood. The termites need to ingest a large quantity of wood to get an adequate amount of cellulose, so they just never stop feeding. If you open a termite mud tunnel, you will see constant activity up and down, in and out. All termites are born with a protozoa in their digestive tracts. The protozoa survive on the cellulose, and in turn release enzymes within the termite that THEY digest for nourishment. The termites, when back in their nest will constantly regurgitate and excrete from their rears a liquid containing this enzyme and all of the members of the colony ingest the liquid and pass it back out for the others. It is a constant passing of nourishment, in and out of their bodies and back and forth to each other.

A termite colony will have multiple food sources and feeding lines may march up to 100 yards underground from the colony to the food sources. In NY we have only ONE species of termite; the EASTERN SUBTERRAINIAN TERMITE. These termites cannot survive outside of the ground for more than a day. They will dry up and die. Thus, wherever they go, if they have to leave the soil, they carry soil in their mouths and build tunnels of mud to enclose them and protect them until they get back into the soil. Having the mud tunnels around them helps them to retain body moisture as they work. If the termites need to get from the ground up to a food source, they will build a mud tunnel up a wall or structure that will lead them to the food source.

TERMITES WILL DO SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO ANY STRUCTURE THAT THEY ARE FEEDING ON, EVENTUALLY EVEN CONDEMNING THE ENTIRE DOMAIN.

DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY REMAIN UNDERGROUND, AND WILL CIRCUMNAVIGATE ANY OBSTACLE, IT IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO TREAT A TERMITE PROBLEM ON YOUR OWN. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE TERMITES, YOU NEED TO CALL IN PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE RIGHT AWAY.

A TRAINED ECOTECH PROFESSIONAL CAN EFFECTIVELY TREAT AND PROTECT YOUR HOME WITHOUT THE NEED TO EXPOSE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO HARMFUL CHEMICALS.

CALL US TODAY (631) 887-3028 or (516) 226-0988 TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE INSPECTION