The termite is one of the pests that are very well-known. People are all too familiar with these pests because they are one of the most common pests that are responsible for many structural damages. Property owners who have witnessed and get to see and encounter a property that has been attacked and damaged by termites understand that termite infestation is a serious matter and a cause of concern. They should not be neglected by all property owners who don’t want to be faced with unwanted expenses that could cost significantly high. Now, the billion-dollar question is how can termites be prevented? As a homeowner, what are the measures you can take or do to help prevent termites from invading and infesting your property?
Seal all possible entrance
Termites will not waste any opportunity to enter your house and feed on your woods and any material that is made of cellulose. It is important that they have no entry point. Inspect your house and look for any entry point they can use to have access inside. Check in the foundation, windows, doors, and anything in your house that could provide access and make sure to seal these cracks or spaces.
Repair any broken and leaking taps and pipes
In preventing termites, always remember that your house should not be attractive to them. Although termites would happily invade any property with woods there are still things that a homeowner can do to not attract these silent destroyers and one of them is by not providing the ideal environment for them. Subterranean termites love moisture so it is vital that there should not be any leaking taps or pipes in your home to lessen moisture level.
Eliminate standing water or puddles of water
Always keep in mind that termites need moisture so eliminate any puddles of water or standing water that might have formed after rain around your property.
Do not pile up woods against your home and remove any dead trees
The last thing you would want is to provide a nesting place for termites. So if there are dead trees near your property or if there are a stack of woods against your house remove them so they will not be used by termites as their nest.
Tidy up clothes and store them properly
What does tidying up clothes have to do with preventing termites? We mentioned that termites seek out cellulose and our clothes are one of the things inside our home that have them. Termites will feed on clothes so always fold and tidy up all the clothes and fabrics inside your house.
Always inspect your woods
Anything that is wood in your property should be checked regularly to see if there are no termites feeding on it and doing damage. One of the ways to inspect the condition of the wood is by tapping on it and listening to the sound it will make. A hollow sound commonly indicates that the wood is damaged inside.
To effectively prevent termites do not hesitate to seek out help from a professional pest controller who is experienced in this area. They can apply a termite barrier or termite treatment in your property that will ensure termites will not have access inside your home. They can also help you with all the other preventative measures you can take as a homeowner to effectively not attract termites inside your home.