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Early Prevention Steps to Stop Termites

July 10, 2024

Termites are a homeowner's worst nightmare. According to Consumer Affairs, termites, mosquitoes, and ticks are the top three pests that pose the most significant threat to people nationwide. Termites aren't just a danger to your health; they also threaten your home. These pests can gnaw away at your foundation, floors, and windows for months before you notice they’re there. Fixing this damage can cost thousands of dollars, so precautionary steps are crucial to prevent problems before they occur.

Moisture Reduction

Termites love moisture and are attracted to damp environments. It's critical to ensure your home isn’t a haven for them. Fix any leaks in your plumbing, roof, or walls as soon as you spot them. Don’t let water accumulate around your foundation. Ensure your gutters and downspouts are clean and direct water away from your home. Invest in a dehumidifier for damp areas like the basement.

Yard Maintenance

Your yard can be a termite magnet if you’re not careful. Keep woodpiles and mulch away from your house. Termites love to eat wood, so we recommend that you keep firewood at least 20 feet away from your home. Additionally, be sure to eliminate dead trees and stumps.

Regular Inspections

Regular inspections from professionals specializing in termite control can help you catch any issues early on. You can do a basic inspection by checking for mud tubes, hollow-sounding wood, and discarded wings. However, having a professional inspect your home annually is also a good idea. They have the experience and expertise to spot things you might miss.

Soil Treatment

One effective way to prevent termite problems is to treat your soil. Termite control companies can use chemical barriers to deter termites. These treatments create a protective barrier that termites can’t cross. Professionals can also build a wall around your house by using the same chemicals along windowsills or inside the home to control and eliminate an infestation before it worsens.

As a dedicated termite control company, Essential Pest Control understands how stressful the thought of termites can be. Our professional crew can provide a thorough inspection to determine if you have termites. Then, we’ll utilize the most innovative methods to ensure the problem gets under control and the termites are eliminated. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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