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New Homes and Termites - Home of Absolute Pest Control
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New Homes and Termites

Preventing termites before they can create severe damage to your new home is an essential way to maintain and keep its value. Even if there are still no signs of termites in your new home, it will help if you will have a protective barrier. New homes can get termites if not protected.

It is always best to protect your new home from any termite infestation. It is also a bit easier and simpler to prevent termites from entering your home than getting rid of them. If you want to prevent termites in your new home, here are some of the things you should do as part of the early prevention of termites.

Keep it clean

  1. Vacuum or sweep your floor on a regular basis. Foods and any other unnecessary residues must be removed quickly to make sure that termites are not feeding of the mess.
  2. Wash dishes completely after each meal. Wipe down your sink and keep it dry right after washing all the dishes and other utensils used.
  3. Repair slow moving drains. Termites will be immediately attracted to these areas as they have found out that these are dirty and perfect for them to live.

Wood based issues

  1. Prevent yourself from storing untreated kind of timber like firewood in your new home.
  2. Hardwood timber garden border is also very conducive for termite infestation. Thus, they need to be immediately replaced with termite resistant type of materials like treated masonry or pine.

Venting your home

  1. Don not block sub floor venting. Venting only keeps the entire area dry and less attractive to termite infestation.
  2. If your new home is brick, you will actually notice some gaps between the bricks. These holes are weep holes. These allow the cavity ventilation and moisture to escape. Be sure that the weep holes in your brick are clear from any dirt, concretes and any other unnecessary obstructions and materials that will allow termites from entering your new home.
  3. Homes that are manufactured from concrete slab where exposed slab edges form some physical termite barriers could be a perfect area for termite infestation. This is the reason why you need to make sure that the slab edges will remain as part of your home’s inspection zone. Ensure that your vegetation that surrounds the perimeter of your building does not rest on the home. The purpose of which is to prevent termites from entering your new home.

These are only some of the things you need to follow in relevance to new homes and termites’ early prevention. If you are unsure how to do some early prevention against pests, ask us- Absolute Pest Control. We will explain to you the things you need to do, specific to your situation. Now, you already have learned more about the things about new homes and termites.

More About New Homes and Termites

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