Termite Control and Monitoring in NJ and PA
What is a Termite?
Eastern Subterranean Termites are a common wood destroying insect found in the northeastern part of the United States. Termites fulfill an important role in our ecological system by speeding up the natural process of deterioration and help turn the dead wood into new soil. Unfortunately, termites don't know the difference between a stump in your yard and the wood in your home. Eastern Subterranean Termites live in social colonies, typically found in the soil. While they are generally found foraging underground for fallen wood, or plant debris, they can also enter homes causing extensive damage if left untreated.
Why do I have them?
Termites are a common occurrence in nature, and are constantly in search of additional food sources. Worker termites travel underground looking for fallen trees, decaying wood, plant debris, and other cellulose materials to consume and bring back to the colony. It is not uncommon to find termites in mulch or a nearby wood pile around your home. Improper moisture control, leaf litter, and direct wood-to-soil contact are all prime conditions that can promote termite activity on your property - often times within close proximity to your home. While foraging, worker termites will enter cracks in the foundation of your home, ultimately leading them to the wood within the structure.
Eastern Subterranean termites are native to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Eastern Subterranean termite symptoms can be seen in your home if: You see swarming termites in your home (this usually occurs in the spring)
- You see dead termites. Termite swarms happen very quickly in the springtime.
- Since termites eat wood from the inside, you may see Hollowed wood.
- Mud tunnels. Termites build elaborate tunneling systems beneath the ground.
- Structural weakness which includes a “soft feeling” floor or ceiling.
What is a Termite service?
Residential termite services in New Jersey or Pennsylvania can be either reactionary or preventative. Since termites often remain undetected, at Cooper, we recommend that you use our preventative service since termite infestations can be severe, and unfortunately costly.
At Cooper, we offer three types of service for termites:
1. Sentricon® Always Active
This service combines monitoring and treatment. Sentricon Always Active works through monitoring systems in the ground around your home; however these monitoring stations always contain a small amount of bait to kill any termite colonies that may find their way onto your property. Sentricon stations are monitored using a scanner which connects to a computer and provides accurate results in less time. The service consists of two inspections a year for at least a two year period to make sure that termites have not been active on your property.
2. Active Termite Management:
This service is Cooper's answer to an active termite problem in your home. The service begins with an inspection to determine the extent of the termite infestation you are experiencing. A skilled Cooper technician can answer your questions about the termite treatment process and create an individualized plan of attack for treating your home. The active treatment will be followed up with ourTermAware™ monitoring system to make sure that the termites don't come back.
This is a termite monitoring program that is designed to keep termites from initially infesting and damaging your home. After TermAware monitors are installed on your property, skilled technicians will inspect every monitor each spring, summer, and fall and leave you a written inspection report after each visit. In the winter, we will inspect the interior of your home for any signs that termites have made it past the sensors undetected. If we do find termite activity, we will respond immediately with an appropriate treatment. When this service is installed proactively, you will receive coverage for any future termite problems once we have ascertained that there is no pre-existing condition.
What is covered under a Termite service?
Clients who use Cooper's Active Termite Management service will receive treatments at no extra cost if any termites should reappear, and they are eligible for our TermAware™ Certificate of Protection only six months after the initial treatment. This protection is valid as long as the TermAware monitoring program is in effect.
The TermAware Certificate of Protection is also available with proactive TermAware monitoring programs and will take effect as soon as we determine that there are no pre-existing termite issues on your property (generally a period of 4 consecutive warm-weather months with no activity). Homeowners who choose to use Sentricon have coverage for any future termite activity, which will be treated and resolved, but do not have the same damage protection as TermAware customers.
Why should I consider a Termite service?
Termites are an incredibly stressful and common problem for homeowners in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Termites won't destroy your home over night, but they can cause serious damage if left untreated for long periods of time. Having a termite problem normally means spending large sums to treat the problem and repair your home, but proactive termite services can alleviate some of these worries. If you suspect you have termites, or have had them in the past, or you simply don't want to have to worry about them, you may want to begin one of our treatments.
Is this service unique in the pest industry?
While termite services in general are not unique to Cooper Pest Solutions, no other company offers TermAware and the warranty that comes with it.
What makes Cooper's Termite service different?
The combination of Cooper's TermAware monitoring and Active Termite Management offers a chemically conservative option for homeowners who want to make sure that no termite problem ever gets out of hand. It is also a chemically conservative choice since no chemicals will be applied to your property unless there is an active problem to treat. Additionally, our treatments will be made at the most conducive times so that each application is as effective as possible.
How is the service convenient?
You don't even need to be home for you exterior monitoring services, in fact, you don't even need to schedule! Our system is automated to take care of scheduling, and we will leave you a report to let you know that we were there and what we found after each service. In addition, all of the stations are also bar-coded so that the findings can be uploaded into our network each morning so that you can check your records online after each service.
How will a Termite service give me piece of mind?
With TermAware and Sentricon Always Active, you will know that your home is being protected from termites. Sentricon will kill termites before they can reach your home and do any damage, leaving you worry-free about the cost of additional services or repairs. TermAware will give you reassurance knowing our skilled technicians are keeping an eye on your home so that termites won't have a chance to cause trouble. With TermAware, you won't have to worry about the cost of any future treatments, or the cost of termite related home repairs since it is all included with your termite coverage.
What research backs the Termite service?
Cooper Pest Solutions' TermAware treatment is backed by research from our staff entomologists, who are leaders in the research world working with many new treatment methods as they are being developed. Sentricon is an incredibly well researched product that has been studied at multiple universities and is the subject of numerous scientific articles, and has even been researched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The product was initially developed by Dow AgroSciences.
How soon can you get here?
At Cooper Pest Solutions, we service New Jersey, Bucks County PA, and Montgomery County PA. Our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to have one of our representatives meet with you the same day or very next day.
Is the treatment environmentally friendly?
There are many eco-friendly options available for termite control. In addition, all products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements in an effort to keep pets and humans safe.