Prevent a Spring Termite Invasion

Moisture from rain or snow can attract termites, which will emerge in full force before we know it in the spring. Here’s how you can prevent a termite invasion before the season begins.Preventing termites from accessing your home and treating known termite colonies is your ultimate termite control.

 Help to Prevent Subterranean Termite Infestations?

  • Remove Access
    • Seal gaps around water and gas lines where they enter your home to help eliminate entry points.termite damage graphic
    • Wood-to-ground contact is a common access point for subterranean termites seeking entry into your home. Where possible, try to reduce wood-to-ground contact. In addition, you also can treat wood to make it unattractive to termites.
  • Reduce Food Sources
    • Throw out extra cellulose materials around your house, such as in crawlspaces. Replace landscaping mulch with cellulose-free alternatives or move it back at least six inches from your foundation.
    • Make sure wooden siding is at least six inches above the ground.
  • Reduce Excess Moisture
    • Make sure water does not pool around the foundation of your home or on your roof.
    • Address moisture problems in basement and crawlspace areas.
    • Fix leaky plumbing, faulty gutters and air conditioner condensation lines that may be dripping.
  • Monitor for Activity and Adopt Prevention Techniques
    • Inspect lumber: especially used lumber and railroad ties for termites before using it in home or garden projects.
    • Our professional technicians can recommend prevention techniques around your home, which could include monitoring stations and treatment options.  Proactive treatment can help protect your home against future infestations.
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Some people don’t know if they have termites. You can create a home test and put it in the location where you think you may have an infestation.  Termite Removal A1 Exterminators

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Once you complete your list of tasks inside, conduct an audit of your home’s perimeter, taking stock of any damage done over the winter months. Start on the roof by repairing fascia and rotted roof shingles, as some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood. Then, clean out clogged gutters and downspouts…

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