New York City and Long Island Termite Control

If you have a termite infestation, call us for inspection, treatment and prevention services at (718) 723-2072

Termite Infestation

Termites are social insects that can enter homes with as little as 1/32-of-an-inch opening.  They constantly forage and work nonstop (24-hours a day, 7-days a week), and no home or building is safe from them.  Termites can be in your home for several years with very few visible signs of activity. When it comes to termites, “out of sight” doesn’t always mean “out of mind,” as termites can tunnel hundreds of feet to reach a home or feeding site.Termite and Ant Diagram

Ants or Termites

Termites are often mistaken for flying ants.  They both have the same features, but there are certain distinctions between the two that are very noticeable.

  • Whereas termites’ front and hind wings are the same shape and size, the ants’ front wings are larger than their hind wings).
  • Whereas termites’ antennae are straight, ants’ antennae are elbowed.
  • Whereas termites’ waists are thicker and less defined, ants have a narrow and pinched waist.

How Much Damage Can Termites Do?

Most people list their homes as their single largest investment, and termite infestation and damage can be devastating. In the US, termites cause more damage than fires, floods or hurricanes combined. The National Pest Management Association estimates over $5 billion of termite caused property damage annually.  Protect your home today.Termite Infestation

Telltale Signs of Infestation

  • Dead termites or wings around windows, windowsills, door frames, heating vents, or in bath tubs and sinks
  • Shelter tubes appearing on or around the foundation
  • Damaged wood (Termites eat inside of the wood)
  • Baseboards and floors that may sound hollow
  • Live Termites “swarming” during the day and often after rainfall

Swarming of Termites

Large swarms of winged insects inside and/or around the home is the most obvious sign of termite activity. Swarming occurs when reproductive termites exit the colony and attempt to begin building a new colony.  Swarming season varies each year, but usually it begins in late-March and Early-April, and can last through May or early June.Termites In Wood

Customized Treatment Plans

Based on the layout of your home and degree of termite infestation, we will create a customized treatment plan tailored for your home.  Homeowners can choose between two termite protection options known as the Advanced Termite Bait System or the Liquid Termite Treatment.  When necessary, a combination of the treatment plans may be used.  We also do structural modifications to eliminate termites and prevent their return.

Types of Treatment Plans

  • Advance Termite Bait System: Termite inspection cartridges strategically installed around the home that watches over your home 24-hours a day (7 days a week) and checked regularly to make sure termites are not present.  These cartridges contain Puri-Cell, which is more appetizing than wood. Once termite activity is detected, the monitoring station is replaced with the bait device. Termites then ingest the bait and share it with other termites, helping to establish colony control.
  • Liquid Termite Treatment: A liquid barrier around the perimeter of your home, which prevents termites from reaching it.  This treatment helps to deter termites immediately, as well as offer protection from future infestations.  Our trained specialists create a trench in the soil and carefully drill through slab areas around the perimeter of your home (i.e. basement areas, garages, patios, porches), then apply a highly effective liquid treatment agent known as Termicide. The treatment agent eliminates subterranean termites as they forage through treated soil.

Continuous Protection

We will continue to inspect and monitor your home for signs of termite activity for one year, which is renewable each year for an additional fee.  If a re-infestation occurs, we will return to re-treat the problem at no additional charge.

Prepare for Sale

If you are planning on buying a home or selling yours, contact us for a thorough pre- or post-sale inspection to identify potential termite infestation so they can be managed quickly and effectively.

Contact Inter-County Exterminators, Inc. in Queens, NY Today!

Phone

718-723-2072

Hours

Mon–Fri 9am–5:30pm
Sat 9am–3pm

 

Service Areas include:

5 Boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island)

Counties: Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County

Towns/Cities: Jamaica, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Cambria Heights, Astoria, Bayside, Flushing, Long Island City, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, the Five Towns, Oceanside, Great Neck, Little Neck, Douglaston, Whitestone, Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, Far Rockaway, Hollis, Coney Island, Belle Harbor, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach, Elmhurst, Elmont, Merrick, Seaford, Westbury, Mineola, Baldwin, Island Park, Kew Gardens, Maspeth, Forest Hills, Massapequa, and more.