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NJ Home Inspection Company - Total Home Inspection Services Termite Information

Q: What are termites and how do they harm my home? Termites are miniscule insects that in New Jersey live underground (subterranean). A colony can consist of 60,000 to over 1.5 million, made up of groups that have specific functions, workers, soldiers, winged swarmers and of course the queen and king. They love warm, moist conditions.

Unlike other wood destroying insects like carpenter bees and carpenter ants that damage wood by tunneling holes to lay their larvae, termites actually eat wood or more precisely the cellulose primarily found in wood. In consideration that your home is wood framed, this becomes like a 5 star restaurant for your average termite. Termites can eat away all the framing of your house which of course means very extensive damage to the very structure of your house if not discovered early on.

Q: How do termites get into my home? As stated previously, subterranean termites live in the ground. They are continually foraging for wood (food) and as their colony numbers grow, they search further away. If part of your home is in direct contact with the soil, termites go straight into the wood.

They do not like direct sunlight, so to protect themselves, they build mud (shelter) tubes on walls open to daylight, until they come to a food source, at which time they go into the wood.

Q: If I have termites what do I do? Nigel & Neal of Total Home Inspection Services, are fully licensed Inspectors to perform wood destroying insect inspections (including termites). This is normally a requirement of your lending institution when purchasing a house. Upon finding evidence of termites we put you in contact with a pest control company that will come out and treat your home. Any damage to framing should be repaired or replaced.

Q: How do I protect my home against termites? Stack all firewood and lumber several feet away from your home. Keep all wood supports for porches, decks or other building, more than one foot away from soil contact. Remove any mulch that is less than one foot away from framing. Use only pressure treated timber for all construction that contacts the ground. (Note: this gives only limited protection). Repair any exterior leaks. Consider a contract with a pest control company to install termite monitoring bait stations.

Termite Inspections in Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, and Passaic County always include comprehensive termite inspections, radon inspections and a thorough home inspection service of every aspect of the property. Termite Inspections always include a comprehensive Home Inspection Report. We serve the following towns and cities of New Jersey:

Bergen County
  • Allendale
  • Alpine
  • Dumont
  • Englewood
  • Fair Lawn
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Midland Park
  • Glen Rock
  • Hillsdale
  • HoHoKus
  • Mahwah
  • New Milford
  • Oakland
  • Paramus
  • Ramsey
  • Ridgewood
  • River Edge
  • Saddle River
  • Upper Saddle River
  • Washington Township
  • Wyckoff

Essex County
  • Bloomfield
  • Glen Ridge
  • Montclair
  • Upper Montclair
  • South Orange
  • West Orange
Morris County
  • Butler
  • Kinnelon
  • Lincoln Park
  • Pompton Lakes
  • Pompton Plains
Passaic County
  • Clifton
  • Ringwood
  • Wanaque
  • West Milford
If you do not see the area your home is located in, please call us since we can usually accomodate you. We service not only the above areas, we also service most other areas in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties including portions of Hudson, Union, Sussex, and Middlesex Counties.


Total Home Inspection Services is proud to be serving all of northern New Jersey as conduits for educated real estate transactions. We perform residential home inspections in all of northern and northeastern New Jersey, including all of the following counties and cities: Bergen County: Ackermans Mills Allendale Alpine Arcola Bergenfield Bogota Carlstadt Carlton Hill Cherry Hill Chestnut Ridge Cliffside Park Closter Coytesville Cragmere Park Cresskill Crystal Lake Darlington Demarest Dumont East Rutherford Edgewater Elmwood Park Emerson Englewood Englewood Cliffs Fair Lawn Fairview Fardale Ferdinands Mills Fort Lee Franklin Lakes Garfield Glen Rock Hackensack Harrington Park Hasbrouck Heights Haworth Hillsdale Hillsdale Manor Ho-Ho-Kus Kings Woods Kingsland Leonia Linwood Little Ferry Lodi Lyndhurst Mahwah Masonicus Maywood Midland Park Montvale Moonachie Morsemere Mount Pleasant New Bridge New Milford North Arlington North Hackensack Northvale Norwood Oakland Old Tappan Oradell Palisades Park Paramus Park Ridge Passaic Junction Pulis Mills Radburn Ramsey Ridgefield Ridgefield Park Ridgewood Ridgewood Junction River Edge River Vale Rochelle Park Rockleigh Rutherford Saddle Brook Saddle River Saint Josephs Village Sinnickson Landing South Hackensack Teaneck Tenafly Teterboro Undercliff Junction Upper Montvale Upper Saddle River Villa Marie Claire Waldwick Wallington Warren Point West Englewood West Mahwah West View Westwood Woodcliff Lake Wood-Ridge Wortendyke Wyckoff, Essex County: Ampere Avondale Beaufort Belleville Bloomfield Brantwood Brookdale Caldwell Cedar Grove Clinton East Orange Essex Fells Fairfield Franklin Glen Ridge Hutton Park Irvington Livingston Llewellyn Park Maplewood Meadow Village Millburn Montclair Montclair Heights Morehousetown Newark Newark Heights Newstead Newstead North North Caldwell Northfield Nutley Oak Island Junction Orange Pleasantdale Roseland Roseville Saint Cloud Short Hills South Orange Two Bridges Upper Montclair Verona West Caldwell West Orange Westville White Oak Ridge Wyoming, Morris County: Afton Bartley Beach Glen Berkshire Valley Birch Hills Boonton Brady Park Brook Valley Brookside Budd Lake Butler Butterworth Farms Carey Cedar Knolls Charlotteburg Chatham Chester Cobbs Corner Coleman Hollow Crestmoore Crestview Davis Bridge Denville Dover Drakestown East Hanover Fairmount Fairwoods Fayson Lakes Flanders Floral Hill Florham Park Fox Hill Franklin Gillette Glen Alpin Glenfield Green Pond Green Pond Junction Green Village Hacklebarney Hanover Neck Hibernia Hickory Tree Hilltown Homestead Park Hurdtown Ironia Jacksonville Kenvil Kinnelon Kitchell Lake Hiawatha Lake Junction Lake Telemark Landing Ledgewood Lincoln Park Littleton Loantaka Estates Logansville Long Hill Long Valley Lower Longwood Lower Montville Lyonsville Madison Madison Heights Malapardis Marcella Mendham Meriden Meyersville Middle Valley Middletown Mill Brook Millington Milltown Milton Mine Hill Monroe Montville Morris Plains Morristown Mount Arlington Mount Fern Mount Freedom Mount Hope Mount Olive Mountain Lakes Naughright Netcong New Vernon Osborn Mills Parker Parsippany Pequannock Petersburg Pine Brook Pleasant Grove Pleasant Hill Pleasant Plains Pleasant Valley Pleasantville Pompton Plains Port Morris Powerville Prospect Point Ralston Ridgedale Park Riverdale Rockaway Rockaway Valley Rosedale Village Russia Schooleys Mountain Shady Lawn Manor Shippenport Shongum Shore Hills Silver Springs Smoke Rise Springtown Stephensburg Stirling Succasunna Sutton Park Tabor Taylortown Tierneys Corner Towaco Troy Hills Union Hill Upper Longwood Victory Gardens Washington Valley Weldon Wharton Whippany White Meadow Lake Woodport Woodstock Yardley Village, Passaic County: Albion Place Allwood Apshawa Athenia Awosting Bloomingdale Browns Clifton Clinton Cooper Delawanna Echo Lake Erskine Erskine Lakes Great Notch Haledon Haskell Hawthorne Hewitt Lake View Lakeside Little Falls Macopin Moe Monks Mountain View Newfoundland North Haledon Oak Ridge Packanack Lake Passaic Paterson Pines Lake Pompton Pompton Junction Pompton Lakes Postville Prospect Park Richfield Ringwood Riverside Singac Skylands Smiths Mills Stonetown Totowa Upper Greenwood Lake Upper Macopin Uttertown Wanaque Wayne West Milford West Paterson, and more! We also provide pest and dryrot or “termite” inspections, prelisting or seller’s inspections, radon inspections, construction draw inspections, lender required inspections, siding or roof inspections, commercial building inspections, and other inspection services. Both of our inspectors are licensed by the State of New Jersey, and are licensed and insured Home Inspectors in the State of New Jersey.
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