Pests We Treat Photo Album: Termite Mud Tubes Found All Over the Basement Walls in Lavallette, NJ
As we were inspecting the basement area of this home in Lavallette, NJ, we found something shocking - active termite mud tubes!
Active Termite Mud Tubes
Mud tubes are pencil-width size tubes made by the worker termites from soil and wood cemented together using their saliva and excrement as "glue." Termites use these tunnels to travel to and from their nest when foraging for food. These protective tubes allow the termites to stay moist underground. We reported our findings to the homeowners and immediately began treatment.
Start to Drill
Since termites live beneath ground level, for an effective treatment, we drilled into the floors & walls of the basement and around the exterior of the home.
Once we were finished, we injected a liquid termiticide into floor of the basement, around the entire perimeter of the home, and then injected a foaming version of the termiticide into the basement walls. The termiticide binds to the treated areas and creates a protective zone that the termites can't detect.
Safe From Termites
The termites will unknowingly come in contact with this treatment as they go about their normal routines, bring it back to their nest, and transfer it among their colony. In a short amount of time, the termites will be exterminated and the home will be protected from termites for many years to come.