How to Prevent Termites?

Does your house’s foundation, porch, or even tree ferns seem to be riddled with termites? It may not be too late for you. You should stop the infestation from advancing and protect your home from further damage.  Termite prevention is easy with Stride Pest Control services and can save a lot of work and money in the future. 

When you notice termites, call a licensed professional to exterminate them. Not only will they be able to rid your home of the current infestation, but they can also advise you on how to prevent future attacks on your home. The quicker you deal with an infestation, the less damage will be done to your property and belongings.

Here are some tips that will help you prevent termite infestation.

  • Block access

The first key to preventing termites from appearing is to block the access of termites to your home. This means that you must seal off any holes in your house or other structures that lead outside. You may have noticed termites crawling out of the walls and surfaces, or you may have seen them flying away from your property. 

  • Remove food source

The best way to prevent termites from coming into your home is to seal off any food source, such as firewood and mulch. Termites are scavengers, and they need to feed on some substance in order to survive. Just imagine what would happen if you stored firewood right next to your house. You can bet that termites will eventually find a hole or crack in your home’s foundation and will enter it in search of a food source. 

  • Treat wooden items

Wooden items, such as furniture, are especially prone to termite infestation. When you notice a small hole in any wooden item, have it inspected and treated immediately. The earlier you treat the infestation of termites, the less damage they will be able to do. 

  • Remove moisture

When you live in a tropical area, it is not unusual for homes to experience high humidity or moisture levels. This can be problematic when it comes to termites. You will want to remove any source of moisture near your home, including leaky pipes and faulty faucets.

  • Regular inspections

You should always inspect your home regularly and make sure there are no problems. Check every crack or crevice to make sure there are no insects. You can even hire a pest control company to inspect your house. The sooner you notice termites in your home, the easier it will be to eradicate them before they cause serious damage.