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How To Prevent Termite Infestations In Your Home

Every homeowner should pay attention to termite prevention. Learning how to properly ward off termite can help you evade costly damage to your home. Reach out to Pest Control Experts today to help you prevent termites in your home.

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How Can I Prevent Termites In My Existing Home?

The best way to prevent termites from damaging your home begins with calling a qualified professional to inspect your home for termites. Having a skilled pest control professional check your home for termites annually will help you address conditions around your home that you can control in order to prevent termites. A pest control professional, like Pest Control Experts, can also determine which preventative treatments will be most effective based on your particular home’s construction, location and condition.

What You Can Do

The best course of action when it comes to termites is always to have a professional inspect your home for existing termites colonies first, since no amount of preventative measures can protect your home from termites if they are already in your home. In between pest control services and inspections, there are things you can do to help prevent termites from coming into your home. 

Make sure that there are no gaps around your water and gas lines as these can be areas where termites can enter your home. If you do find any gaps, seal them to eliminate these possible entry points. The main way in which termites enter your home is through soil-to-wood contact, so be sure to eliminate any places where wood near your house is in direct contact with the ground. Dispose of any cellulose materials around your house, such as those in crawlspaces, and do not stack cellulose at any point around your home or near your foundation. This includes firewood piles, newspaper stacks, paper recycling bins, cardboard boxes or any other material that termites feed on. 

Most termite species in the United States must live in moist conditions. Check to make sure that there are no issues with water pooling at your foundation or on your roof. Fix any problems that may be causing your basement or crawlspaces to retain moisture or be damp. And certainly fix any leaky plumbing, air conditioner condensation lines or damaged gutters.

When Should I Call Pest Control for Termites? Still Have Questions?

Your home is typically your largest investment and termite damage can happen quickly. Dealing with termite damage can be time-intensive and costly. Take the steps to ensure that your home is properly protected so that you don’t ever have to know what it is like to deal with termite damage. Call Pest Control Experts now for a free quote and to schedule a home inspection!

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