Termite Prevention Tips

Since termites are a constant threat to your home, here are some simple things we recommend to help deter a termite infestation, and a list of possible warning signs to look for if an infestation already exists.

ELIMINATE MOISTURE PROBLEMS

  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and a/c units
  • Divert water from foundation
  • Keep gutters and down-spouts clean
  • Ventilate crawl spaces.
  • Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch
  • Get rid of standing water on roof
  • Keep all vents clear and open
  • Seal entry points around water/utility lines or pipes

REMOVE FOOD SOURCES

  • Keep firewood, lumber or paper away from foundation or crawl space
  • Get rid of stumps and debris near house
  • Place screens on outside vents
  • Check decks and wooden fences for damage
  • Wood on your home should not contact the soil
  • Keep mulch beds 18″ from the foundation

POSSIBLE WARNING SIGNS

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home
  • Any cracked or bubbling paint on walls
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Mud tubes on interior exterior walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces
  • Discarded wings from swarmers

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