How to Prevent Termites

Where we live, it’s not a matter of IF your home will get termites, it’s WHEN. Termites thrive in our climate and can get into any home: brick, block, stucco – or even homes built on a concrete slab. They enter through tiny cracks and crevices in your home.

The best way to protect your home against termites is with termite protection – which includes a termite treatment for your home, backed by a no-nonsense money-back guarantee that includes retreat and repair should any termite damage ever occur.

There are also several things a homeowner can do to prevent termites from getting into your home:wood-destroying-insects

  • Repair any water leaks and moisture problems. Water damaged walls, leaks in roofs, attics, bathrooms and sink areas create favorable conditions for termites to flourish.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts. Keep gutters free flowing to avoid clogs that may eventually lead to water damage.
  • Drain water away from exterior walls and foundation. Make sure drain spouts and air conditioner drainage lines flow away from the home. Use splash blocks to prevent soil erosion around the foundation.
  • Keep shrubs, trees and wood mulch away from the foundation. Shrubs, trees and mulch provide shelter and moisture, which attract termites. Prune trees and shrubs away from exterior walls and make sure mulch is no closer than six inches from the foundation.
  • Monitor irrigation systems. Ensure sprinklers are adjusted properly to spray away from the foundation, walls, etc.
  • Keep stucco and wood or vinyl siding above the finished soil level. Ensure there is at least a six-inch clearance; otherwise, termites gain easy access into your home.

If you suspect you may have a termite problem, contact us today to schedule a free, thorough inspection of your home.