Four Tips On Termite-Proofing Your House
If you own a home, you probably are aware that termites are one of the worst pests to face a problem with. These wood-eating insects can cause tens of thousands of dollars in property damage when they burrow into the structure of your house to create a colony! In order to avoid termite damage, there are several things you can do to help prevent them from eating away at your home. In this article, we’ll give you four tips on how you can begin to termite-proof your home! If you are a Massachusetts homeowner who is concerned about the presence of termites at your house, Absolut Pest Control is here for you with our termite inspection and extermination services! Contact our team to learn more about how we can prevent or eliminate termite infestations in your home!
Fix Leaks & Remove Standing Water
Like with many other pests, termites are attracted to water. Standing water and moist areas of your home are the ideal environments for termites to thrive in, so it’s essential to eliminate these wet areas if you want to help prevent termites from colonizing your house. Be sure to check for leaks & standing water anywhere that water may be flowing in your house; under sinks, the kitchen, bathrooms, the basement, ceilings, the roof, walls, etc. Fixing water leaks and removing standing water can also help prevent other pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and more.
Store Wood Properly
Another great way to help protect against termites is to make sure that you are properly storing wood in and around your home. If you have a fireplace or wood stove, you probably keep a good sized pile of wood in or around your home, garage, or storage shed. Because termites eat wood, your wood pile attracts them and the firewood you bring inside can act as a vehicle for them to catch a ride into your home. For this reason, you should be sure that you are keeping an eye out for signs of termites in your firewood supply! Additionally, you should store your firewood at least 8-12 inches off the ground and ideally have the wood pile at least five feet from the foundation of your home.
Seal Holes & Cracks
The next way to help prevent termites from creating their colonies in your home is to prevent them from getting in in the first place. Holes, cracks, and other gaps around the foundation of your home can act as a doorway for these destructive insects to get inside your home, where they’ll then start eating away at the wooden structure of the house. Inspect the perimeter of your home for any holes or cracks, then use caulk or foam sealant to seal off these openings.
Get Regular Pest Inspections
The best way to prevent termites from ravaging the structural integrity of your home is to hire a pest control professional to perform regular termite inspections! Here at Absolut Pest Control, we perform termite inspections that will cover your home or building from top to bottom! We recommend that our clients get yearly inspections so we can catch pests or vulnerabilities in a property before damage is done!
Contact Absolut Pest Control!
If you have any questions or concerns about termite infestations & prevention, contact our team at Absolut Pest Control today! We provide a wide variety of affordable pest control services in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire! Give us a call at (978) 388-4589 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
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