What is a Termite?

One of the most destructive pests in the world are called termites. These are insects that mostly consume dead plant material such as soil, leaf litter, rotting timber (logs), and woodchip.

Termites invading a home

How Can You Prevent Termites From Invading Your Home?

  • Don’t Let Dampness Get Near Your Foundation

​Moisture, which termites adore, is frequently present in the foundation and crawl space of your home.

Close up image of termites
  • During Swarming Season, Keep Flying Termites Away

​Flying termites may swarm in the early spring to create new colonies.

Prevent Termites from Invading Your Home
  • Plants Should Not be Near Your House

​While everyone enjoys having plants close to their homes. Some plants can act as a passage for termites. Moreover, plants might obscure the presence of termites that are consuming your wood siding or taking advantage of foundational fractures in your home.

Prevent Termites from Invading Your Home
  • Fill up Cracks Left by Settling

​Wood, metal, concrete, and PVC all experience shrinkage and expansion at varying rates throughout time. This settling process could result in fissures and openings that give termites new points of access. You should close these holes as soon as you see them since termites can squeeze through openings as small as 1/32nd of an inch to get access to a structure.

Prevent Termites from Invading Your Home
  • Get Rid of  Their Food Sources

Cellulose in wood and other paper products is consumed by termites. Making your home less appealing to termites can be accomplished by taking these actions to block access to their food source.

Prevent Termites from Invading Your Home

DIY methods are ineffective for controlling termites. If you believe there may be a termite infestation in your home, get in touch with a qualified pest control specialist right once to assess the situation and get a recommendation for the best course of action.

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