4 Steps to Keep Termites Away From Your Home

You want to keep termites away from your home but aren’t sure of what you can really do? No worries. We have 4 Steps To Keep Termites Away From Your Home.

Step 1

Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home. One of the things that attracts termites to your home is water. If you have wet, soggy soil or mulch, it will attract termites. Having a proper drainage system in place for your gutters, HVAC unit, and rain water decreases your chances of attracting subterranean termites.

Step 2

Stay aware. If you see pests inside your home, be quick to see what they are. In the Spring and sometimes the Fall, termites swarm. Swarming is when the colony is full and the extra termites are looking for a new place. There can be hundreds to thousands of termites during this time. If you see fluttering insects, or their dead bodies, it is time to call for help! This is often an identifying factor in a much larger problem.

Step 3

Get an annual inspection. We say this often. It is one of the most important steps to keep termites away from your home. Our fully trained termite specialist can determine if you are vulnerable to an infestation or if one has begun. By having an inspection done annually, you will have a record of how things look. It is easier to keep track than to guess when something started. Click HERE to request an inspection.

Step 4

In an attempt to beautify your home you may inadvertently use the wrong products. This includes many mulch products. Mulch is, after all, wood. You should keep a 16 inch gap between your foundation and soil. And, store firewood a minimum of 20 feet away from your home.


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These are the 4 steps to keep termites away from your home. We hope you enjoyed this article. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let us know.

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