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.
- 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.