Termites are some of the most destructive pests you can run into. They scope out and slowly eat away at your home’s structure while many times you and your family remain blissfully unaware. Fortunately for you, there is hope! Below we have outlined five ways in which you can prevent termites from infiltrating your home.
- Get regular inspections from a professional: Termites can strike at any minute or any hour of the day, not just in the warm weather months as some people think. The best way to ensure that your home won’t be overrun by termites is to check for them in your home regularly. A professional will know exactly what signs of a termite infestation to look for in a home. Getting the professional opinion of a pest control service may seem like overkill, but could save you a lot of grief in the long run.
- Check for the visible signs: Termites leave visible signs that they are around and in your home. Professionals can spot and analyze these signs a lot easier than you can, but that shouldn’t stop you from picking up on the warning signs that termites are afoot. Termites will leave behind feces and discarded wings which you might be able to find around your home. Many species of termite live in large mounds, which you can also easily spot. If you see any of these signs, make sure to call a trusted pest control service.
- Remove access points: Termites enter your home through cracks in your exterior walls and around pipes. Aside from saving on your heating and air conditioning bills and making your home more energy efficient, sealing the holes in your home’s exterior will prevent termites from entering your home.
- Remove the food sources: By taking away the food source from your termites, you reduce the attractive elements in your home tenfold. Find out what termites are most common in your area and do your best to remove their food source. For example, if your termites chew through wood, make sure you don’t use mulch with dead wood, make sure tree stumps are removed, and make sure your wood siding is at least a foot above the ground.
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If you are in the greater Houston area, we can take care of all your termite needs. From an initial inspection to eliminating a termite infestation, we know how to get rid of termites and keep them out of your home in the future. If you have a termite problem, give us a call. Our trained employees will alleviate your worries so that you can continue to live a safe life with your family in your home that will be structurally sound. The many locations we have in the Houston area make it more convenient than ever for our exterminators to reach you.