Employ insect prevention before the signs of termites begin to crop up!
In part one, we addressed ways to prevent termites, from disrupting their access to your home and food to removing obstacles that can lead them straight to your home! In today’s post, we’ll give you even more termite prevention tactics to enjoy the spring and summer seasons termite-free!
Termite prevention starts with the homeowner, and oftentimes it’s the small, overlooked things that termites love! At SWAT Mosquito and Pest Control, we’re here to guide you through and provide the best insect control in your area! Join us in this post and learn more tangible ways to prevent a termite infestation in your home.
Pest Control: Termites
As a homeowner, it’s important to inspect the exterior of your home each spring and assess if any damage has occurred from winter and to keep an eye on your property to keep it clear from termites.
After the winter, as the weather begins to warm, snow and ice melt which can cause exterior damage that termites love. Wood siding can begin to rot and peel and water sources can leak and pool. Below are more exterior areas to explore to guard your house against termites!
Pay attention to your siding.
As we mentioned above, termites love damaged siding and regardless of whether it’s wood or not, it creates an entrance for them into your home. As a homeowner assess a couple of things such as:
- Wood siding being at least six inches from the ground.
- Replace and repair any damaged siding that is rotting or peeling.
- Ensure your siding is weathering moisture and not damp or wet.
Investigate your water sources.
Water is not necessarily the nail in the coffin when it comes to a termite infestation, however, a property that is not diverting water properly may be. Ensure that all gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks are functioning optimally and that your sprinklers or in-ground irrigation is not pooling in your yard.
Leaky spigots are a clear invitation to termites that they’re welcome, and the RSVP isn’t a plus one, it’s a plus an entire swarm!
If your property has drainage issues, you may want to consider adding tiles or drains that slop away from your home to assist with the water drainage concern.
Monitor your property in the prime termite months (spring and summer).
If your property is prone to termites or you’ve had them before, it never hurts to give your property a once over, weekly. Inspect your outbuildings and the exterior of your yard. Pay attention to the siding, landscaping, and even your gardening. If you spot any signs of termite activity, call for a termite treatment immediately.
Partner With SWAT Mosquito and Pest Control
At Swat Mosquito and Pest Control, we’re here to mitigate your termite problem completely! A termite infestation is serious and can affect the structural integrity of your home, it’s imperative to deal with the situation to prevent further damage.