What can homeowners do to prevent their homes from becoming termite food? Fortunately, there are several preventive measures you can take:
- Schedule termite inspections. Schedule an annual inspection of your home, trees and yard. An early detection of termites can be a very powerful tool in preventing termites, avoiding the possible financial burdens of repairing termite damage.
- Treat infested areas promptly. A trained termite control specialist can use treatments specifically designed for killing and repelling termites to treat damaged wood as well as the soil around your home. The removal of termites will vary depending on a range of factors such as the property type, termite species and size of infestation.
- Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Identify and fix all water leaks in your home, both internal and external. Leaks provide termites with readily available water source. Eliminating termites’ water source eliminates one of their requirements for survival.
- Keep outdoor wooden structures away from your home. Any place where there is contact between wood and soil, such as an outdoor wood pile, a decaying tree stump, the bottom of a fence or the legs of wooden lawn furniture, is prone to termite infestation. Wood mulch can also attract termites. Keep anything made of wood that makes direct contact with the ground as far away from your home as possible.
- Use treated wood for building pergolas, decks and other outdoor structures. Termites tend to avoid the chemicals in treated wood and are less likely to turn to treated-wood structures for food.
Offering the most effective pest control services available, Exxel Termite is dedicated to doing so with respect for the environment. The company focuses on the control, removal and monitoring of all types of termite species. Exxel Termite stresses the importance of knowing customers personally and offering thorough and tailored service with a vow to excellence in the products and services that it provides.