Termites are always hungry and looking for food. As the seasons change there is always a challenge of new obstacles. Getting your home ready every season and holiday is so exciting especially towards the end of the year. The weather starts to get colder and the food at home starts to smell and taste even better. We are not the only ones preparing for these holiday seasons coming our way.
Being a homeowner is great but it can also be extremely stressful and overwhelming if you don’t stay on top of everything. Termites in the winter means it is time to take initiative in protecting our homes from unwanted bugs and pests. Termites will hide out in debris and woodpiles in your yard and eventually make their way to your home’s structure. Termites can not only cause extreme structural damage but can end up costing you a significant amount of money. The damage caused is often unseen until it is extensive.
Since termites live and feed in wooded areas, you need to keep woodpiles at least 20 feet away from your home to ensure the insects can’t easily migrate. The fireplace is very popular in the winter time. Everyone loves to turn on the fireplace and make their home warm and cozy on those cold winter days. Especially when all the family is around to be together. Termites just like us seek the warmth, they start moving deeper into the ground in order to survive. Make sure to keep firewood at least 5 inches off the ground to make it more difficult for termites to get into your wood in the first place. Make sure to call Exxel Termite for a termite inspection if you notice signs of a termite infestation or suspect you might have one.