Protect Your Home From Termite Infestations
Worried about termites swarming your home? Read below for tips provided by Pest Control Experts for the best ways to protect your home from termites.Schedule Today!
How Can I Protect My Home From Termites?
Termite control done by a professional pest control service includes methods like physical barriers and chemical treatments that are highly specialized which require expert knowledge of termites, their behavior and environmental conditions. While it is always best to have your home serviced by a pest control company like Pest Control Experts, there are some things you can do to help make sure your home is protected.
Get Rid Of Soil-to-Wood Contact Around Your Home
Eliminate any wood in your home or your home’s foundation that touches the ground. Soil-to-wood contact allows termites easy access to their food source, moisture and shelter. Make sure to cut the bottom off any wood latticework or supporting posts to a concrete base. Pull any soil or mulch away from your home’s foundation. Even if your wood has been pressure treated, it too is vulnerable to termite inhabitance.
Make Sure Your Foundation Is Dry
Termites love moisture and are more likely to invade your home if the earth next to your home’s foundation is regularly wet or moist. Make sure your home’s gutters are functioning properly and diverting any accumulated rain water away from your home. Check on leaking faucets, pipes and air conditioning units to make sure they aren’t leaking. Check on your home’s drainage: if the ground next to your foundation isn’t graded then you may need to install drains to make sure your foundation is always kept dry.
Check The Humidity Of Your Home’s Crawlspaces
Regularly inspect your crawl spaces to make sure that they are dry. If you discover that your crawl spaces are unusually moist, contact a professional pest control service who will be familiar with the building codes and best practices to reduce the moisture in your home’s crawlspaces.
Store Firewood And Wood Debris Away From Your Home
Never store anything made of wood against your home or inside a crawlspace. This includes all kinds of organic material containing cellulose such as firewood, cardboard boxes, newspapers or other similar materials. Aside from being a primary food source for termites, stacked up materials may allow termites to circumvent any termicide your pest control service has put in place to protect your home.
In addition to storing organic materials away from your home, make sure that vines, ivy, any other dense flora, stumps and roots are not touching your home. Trim overhanging tree limbs and overgrown bushes.
Have Your Home Inspected By Professionals
In many areas of the country, the question is not if your home will get termites, but when. Making sure that your home is dry and that all organic matter is far away from your home and foundation will go along way to help protect your home from termites. The only way to truly assure that your home is protected from termites is to call a professional like Pest Control Experts to inspect your home every year and treat your home with a termiticide. Contact Pest Control Experts today for your initial inspection!Call 855-891-5410