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Termite Solutions for Home & Business Owners

Termites are without question the most destructive pest we encounter. Part of a group of pests referred to as “wood-destroying organisms,” these typically subterranean pests eat away at the wooden structures and components in and around your home. This includes everything from wooden furniture and siding to support beams and key structural features of your property.

Termites are known as the “invisible invaders” of the pest world. Due to their small size and subterranean nesting and eating habits, termite infestations are not immediately apparent. A great deal of the damage they cause occurs within the walls, under floors, and within the foundations of structures, they infest. As such, by the time you start to see signs of termite activity, the damage may be even greater than you realize.

Effective Termite Control in New Jersey

If you are looking to protect your property from termites, AMCO has you covered! We have been providing effective long-lasting termite control services to homes and businesses in New Jersey since 1935. We are an industry leader in comprehensive termite control, using the absolute best in emerging technologies to treat and prevent termites as well as other wood-destroying organisms!

We offer professional termite control services in the following areas in NJ:



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Termite Control Process

If termites are not currently active on your property, we suggest the installation of a termite baiting system. We install bait stations in the soil around the perimeter of your property. When termites take the bait, they bring it back to the other termites, destroying the entire colony. We utilize both Termidor and Advance® Termite Bait System to effectively eliminate Termite Infestations, with the primary mission of protecting your home. Our termite treatments come with a one-year, renewable warranty.

  • Inspection – The identification of a termite infestation is difficult for anyone not trained in spotting the subtle signs of their presence. Our pest control specialist will perform a thorough inspection for any signs of termite activity. This includes both the interior and exterior areas of your property.

  • Treatment – Based on the findings of our inspection, we will recommend a course of treatment to eliminate active termites and prevent them from getting into your property in the future. Active infestations get treated with a conventional liquid termite treatment that we also use as a preventative treatment.


Professional Protection For Termites

We are proud to offer our clients the Advance® Termite Bait System to control and prevent termites around their properties. Advance® Termite Bait stations feature a dual-stage, low-disturbance interior design that makes it more effective than other stations in two important ways:

  • Two Unique Food Sources – Dual-stage system provides two unique food sources, resulting in an increased attraction that brings the highest potential of termites to each station.

  • Low-Disturbance Design – leads to less termite abandonment, resulting in increased bait absorption and more efficient distribution of bait throughout each termite colony.

While this revolutionary design leads to quicker elimination of active termite presence, this system is also specifically designed to create a long-term barrier around your property against termites.

Bait systems are placed strategically around your home, giving it 360-degree protection no matter where termites might be coming from. If soil is inaccessible, concrete bait stations are also available to ensure that no gaps exist in your home’s protective termite barrier. If termites are present around your property, installing the Advance® Termite Bait System ensures they will not be for long – and they will not be coming back.

Termite Prevention Tips for New Jersey

Termites spend most of their lives either underground or in the wooden structures that they are feeding on. They travel back and forth from their nest to a food source each day either through the soil or inside the mud tubes they have created. Those termites that feed on structural wood inside homes are usually found behind walls, below floors, or in areas around pipes or wood damaged by water. To make your property less attractive to termites, use the following easy-to-execute prevention tips:

  • Keep gutters clear of debris to prevent water from backing up and seeping into your home’s walls.

  • Place weather stripping around all windows and doors to prevent rainwater from getting into your home.

  • Fix leaky pipes, faucets, or fixtures.
  • Use dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels in your home.
  • Ventilate crawlspaces to keep them dry.
  • Maintain a barrier between any soil and your foundation.
  • Eliminate wood-to-soil contact on your property.

  • Remove fallen trees, tree stumps, and leaf piles from your property.
  • Replace mulch with non-organic gardening materials.

Termite Identification in New Jersey

The most common termite species we see in New Jersey are the subterranean termites, which nest in the soil below the ground. Termites divide their colony into different groups. The soft-bodied workers make up most of the colony and are responsible for gathering food for the entire colony. Soldiers have strong jaws that they use to guard the colony.

The group you are most likely to see flying around your home or property are the reproductive members (males and fertile females). These are easily identifiable by their wings and dark brown or black bodies. Reproductive termites emerge and swarm from mature colonies in the spring to find a mate and start a new colony.

Termite Infestation & Property Damage

In nature, termites are beneficial, helping to break down decaying materials made of cellulose. However, when termites decide to nest near our homes, they often find their way inside, where they quickly become destructive and unwanted pests. Termites are not directly dangerous to people, but they are extremely dangerous to our properties, resulting in extensive and costly repairs!

Termites tend to become a problem in homes after they find their way inside while out foraging for food. Infestations usually start at the ground level and progressively move up toward walls and ceilings. Termites move through the soil and into buildings through tiny cracks and crevices in the foundation. They also move into structures through wood that is making direct contact with the earth. Once inside, termites prefer structural wood that has once been damaged by water.

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