As a homeowner, there are many ways you can protect your home from termites. Your home is a very valuable investment and we want to help you keep it strong and healthy. We have come up with a comprehensive list of things that you can do to protect your home from termites.
- Mulch Beds – we don’t recommend using mulch but if you prefer to use it then always use Pre-Treated Mulch – ensure that mulch is not touching the foundation wall of the home
- Wood Piles – wood piles are a very high risk to your home – they capture and hold onto moisture which attracts termites and other pests to your home – we do not recommend keeping a wood pile – if you do have a wood pile it should be placed as far away from the home as possible
- Tree Stumps – we recommend that these be fully removed from the property as they are dead wood and termites love to use them for a hiding place to start a path into your home
- Wood Fencing – it is highly recommended that if you are going to put up a wood fence that you use pre-treated wood
- Trees and Shrubbery – should be trimmed back as far from the structure as possible – these create a pathway into the home for termites and other harmful pests
- Standing Water – ensure that there is a proper drainage system from top to bottom to ensure that moisture that is critical to the survival of termites is eliminated.
- Cracks in foundation and brick siding – termites only need a miniscule crack to enter your home and access the wood framing underneath – they will now do more damage than you can ever imagine before you even know they are there