Termites (New York Only)

$5 billion. Let us say that again: $5 billion!

Is that the contract number for your favorite New York sports star???

Nope. That number represents the dollar amount in damage — annually — termites cause to homes in the United States. If that number staggers you, good. Then you understand how important it is to eliminate termites at the first sign of an infestation.


Termites date back almost 120 million years, and they serve a vital purpose in the wild. Without them, dead trees and other foliage would sit around taking up valuable space. In fact, if it weren’t for termites, there’d be little room to build houses, apartment buildings, or any other structures so vital to supporting human life.

But as in any 1950s horror movie, there comes a point at which the insect becomes a horrible monster that seeks to destroy the human race. OK, so termites don’t desire your destruction — but they are hellbent on destroying your structure.

These scavengers often show up in houses in early spring, when the winged scouts (called swarmers — creepy, right?) look for new areas in which to create a colony. To them, your house looks like a giant, all-you-can-eat buffet. It’s like building your home in the parking lot of your favorite restaurant.

Which terrmite species is most common in New York?

Subterranean termites (New York): These termites are active in all states except Alaska because they can survive at a much wider temperature range than other species. Their colonies often number in the thousands of workers, and they prefer soft springwood. The damage caused by subterranean termites usually has a honeycomb appearance, with only the wood grain left behind.

Our trained technicians know all the latest termite information, which means they will be able to create a specific plan to protect your home, office, or apartment building from these desperately destructive insects — before it costs you dearly.