Top 3 Steps To Keep Termites Out Of Your Home
The average termite colony will chew through the equivalent of a foot long section of two-by-four each year. Most homeowners never know their home has termites until damage is done. With these top 3 steps to keep termites out of your home, you’ll get the peace of mind you deserve.
When thinking about termites, the thoughts of your house falling down or your wood floors caving in is a common vision but, termites are much slower than you think. But, this is not to allow your mind to relax. Termites are responsible for millions of dollars in repairs each year. Following these three steps and calling to sign up for a free termite inspection will go the distance to keep termites out of your home this year and each year after.
1. Get Rid Of & Fix Moisture Issues Inside
Moisture management is the most important step in keeping termites away from your home. In removing moisture issues around the inside of your home, you will not only keep the termites away but, you’ll also cut down on the amount of mosquitos too. Moisture is the main issue because termites must have moisture to survive. Moisture is critical for colonies of termites to construct their mud tubes.
2. Get Rid Of & Fix Moisture Issues Outside
Subterranean termites travel and establish colonies in the ground under and around houses. When reducing moisture inside the house it’s a good idea to begin inspecting the exterior of your home as well. Look for and fix leaks, areas of standing water and areas where you find moldy wood or other surfaces around your home. These areas are potential threats that attract termites.
3. Call For A Termite Inspection
By calling us as soon as possible an annual termite inspection will help prevent termites from becoming a problem in your home. If found upon a professional inspection, we will help you better understand the proper steps to get rid of termites in your home.