Because home pest control starts with you!
We’re still in the cold months of winter, but warmer weather is just around the corner — for most folks, spring can’t come soon enough! While you’re daydreaming about all the festivities spring brings — farmers markets and riding bikes galore — it’s important to stay on top of your home pest control before the flowers have bloomed and the termites awaken!
Termite control is vital to the health of both your home and your family, and at SWAT Mosquito and Pest Control, we’re here to lend you a hand in all of your insect control duties this spring! Stay engaged and learn more about how you can keep your home termite free.
Insect Control: What You Need To Know About Termites
A termite infestation can wreak havoc on your home, and as the insect control experts, we never want the first prevention to be us! There are very practical ways you as a homeowner can tackle termite control and prevent these pests from taking root. Below are some tips and considerations when it comes to home pest control.
Termites are inventive and very adaptable creatures, but when you remove access, they’ll likely find another property to set up shop in!
Disrupt Termite Access
It’s important that your home is in optimal condition because any little entry points and the termites will expose it. Check your home and ensure that there are no gaps between gas and water lines that termites can slip past.
If a weak point is identified, seal it immediately.
Remove the Termite Highway
Many times, homeowners have a termite highway leading straight into their homes. Decaying and dead trees are the perfect invitation. Sure, the termites may be nowhere close to your home but as their nest is established, they creep closer with every passing day!
Wood that has direct contact with the ground is also a great way to get new termite roommates — leaving a pile of stacked firewood next to your home is begging for a termite infestation! Make a point to keep your wood indoors or store it on a raised structure to better deter termites.
Eliminate Termite Food Temptations
If you have any materials out and about — specifically cellulose — dispose of them and clean them up! Old materials laying out is an indication and an invitation beckoning termites straight to your home! Keep your property in pristine condition!
Landscaping is also another feature you need to consider when it comes to termites. Mulch is a great place for termites to hide and inch closer to your dwelling, and because they can go underground, they go easily undetected.
Specific types of mulch are better at deterring termites such as cedar and cypress. Ensure any type of mulch is six inches from your foundation.
Termites are clever creatures that come when invited, so don’t invite termites inside your home! Prepare your home by eliminating any access, whether it’s through food, cleaning up your property, or laying mulch that keeps them at bay.