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As the experts always say “ Prevention is better than Treatment”. These are some ways to prvent termites from invading your property.

  • Repair the roof– broken roof tiles or composite roof can let in moisture and create the perfect environment for termites to start chewing away and setting up their nests.
  • Inspect the air conditioner– if you have a window, air conditioner unit keep an eye on it. The moisture that drips from an air conditioner can cause the wood around windows to get damp and create an attractive area for a termite infestation.
  • Check the wood around your house– during the spring and summer seasons, termites get the most active and you, as a homeowner, need to get proactive. Take the time to check the wooden beams and exposed wood areas around your house. Inspect damaged structure and replace or repair them right away.
  • Get rid of boxes– termites love to chew on things like cardboard boxes. If you have a lot of them around your house, they can attract termites in getting into your house. Get rid of them or store things in plastic boxes instead of cardboard
  • Get rid of wood – you can keep stacks of wood for your fire, of course, but be careful about where you store it. Stacking wood against the side of the house can be a problem and can attract termites to your home. Make it a habit to store firewood away from your house and inspect it regularly for termite infestation. If you find termites get rid of the firewood immediately.
  • Tend the garden– Use a mulch made from alternative materials like gravel or rubber instead of wood. Make sure mulch is not abutted right against your house.
  • Get rid of moisture– Repair all for leaking pipes, or any place where there is damp wood.
  • Seal up windows and doors– when termite swarmers come out, they can get inside through broken window screens and doors with cracks and openings. Seal those places up.
  • Inspect wood floors and furniture– termites will chew on any wood they find and not just wooden beams. Check for sponginess on hardwood floors, inspect wooden patio furniture. Check decks and other wooden structures on your property.
  • Get rid of piles of clothing– termites are looking for cellulose and certain fabrics can be just as attractive as wood to termites. Pick up piles of clothes and store them properly and avoid a termite invasion.