It's natural to want to protect investments. If you buy a brand new car, for instance, you are going to want to get full coverage insurance and make sure it is covered in case of an accident. In the same way, when you invest in a home, you put into place defenses to protect it. You invest in a comprehensive home insurance plan, you have advanced security systems put in place to make sure the items you fill your home with are protected, and you make sure it stays in good working shape and looking good. Another way you can protect your home is by following a few termite prevention steps to ensure your investment has the proper defenses in place to negate these wood-destroying pests.
Why Termites Are Worse This Time Of Year
Just like we have four seasons, pests have seasons as well. As for termites, their season is going on as you are reading this. One of the key indicators that it is termite season is the fact that termite swarmers are around and scouting out new areas to call home. What are termite swarmers? Termite swarmers are winged termites that are born every termite season with a single life mission, that is to find new sources of food and a new location to set up a colony. This is bad news for anyone whose home is susceptible to termite damage and infestation. The question is, does your home have what termites are looking for?
Preparation Steps To Keep Termites At Bay
If termites have not already invaded the wood of your home, there are some practical things you can do as to stop them from doing so. Here are some great places to start:
Find and fix any water leaks in or around your home.
Eliminate sources of water build up that could be negatively affecting the wood of your home.
Make sure there is a barrier between soil around your home and it’s wood.
Remove natural debris around your home, this could be a pile of sticks, a leaf pile, or even a fallen tree.
Trim back bushes and greenery from around the exterior foundation of your home to the point where, as much as possible, sunlight can dry your home's exterior.
Repair any structural wood around your home if it has been water damaged.
Consider investing in a professional termite control plan.
How A Professional Termite Control Plan Can Help
All of the steps we mentioned above are great ways to deter termites away from your home, but only the last step is definite. If you are looking for the best way to keep termites away from your home, trust Pest & Termite Consultants today. We have the termite defenses your home needs. To find out what this looks like, or to schedule an inspection for your home, give us a call and let us find a plan that works best for you.