Termites are so small and inconspicuous that many homeowners rarely see them. The results of a termite infestation, however, are all too obvious. If termites are permitted to chew away without interruption, they can cause major damage to your property. That’s why it’s so critical to try to keep termites away from your home. Here are some tips for keeping these tiny—but formidable—pests away.
Look for water around your home.
Termites are naturally attracted to soil that has water in it, so make sure that you aren’t inadvertently providing them with a reason to visit you. Check your faucets, pipes, and other fixtures that contain water and make sure there aren’t any leaks. If there are, have them fixed right away. Inspect your yard and look for standing water, which can also be a draw for termites, especially in drier areas like Tucson.
Don’t give termites a source of wood.
Termites need wood in cellulose to survive. If you have firewood, make sure that you’re not keeping it anywhere near your home. Also avoid stacking paper outside, since it can attract termites. If you have wooden items like fencing or planter boxes in your yard, be sure to check them from time to time to ensure that they are termite-free. The more diligent you are, the less likely it is that you’ll have to deal with a termite problem.
Have your property inspected by an expert.
If you think that your property may have been invaded by termites, the first thing you should do is contact a termite control company. A pest control specialist can determine whether you do have a termite presence. If you do have an infestation, the pest control company can offer a treatment solution. If there are no termites on your property at that time, the pest experts may recommend a prevention program. Don’t put up with termites—instead, reach out to a professional for the assistance you need!Essential Pest Control has been proudly serving the community of Southern Arizona—including Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana—for more than 35 years. Our services include termite control, bee removal, and bedbug control. If you’re dealing with a pest infestation in your home or yard, call (520) 886-3029 today.