The steps below will help you prevent termites from becoming a problem in the first place, or help keep them from coming back after a Certified Professional has gotten rid of them for you.


TIP 1

Do not store wood on the ground near the house, particularly under the deck or porch. When one stores wood in these areas, they are setting the dinner table for termites.


TIP 2

Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home. Move mulch away from the foundation as well.


TIP 3

Don't leave firewood near your home, it's a magnet for termites. If you do keep firewood outside your house during the winter, keep it raised off the ground.


TIP 4

Fix any leaky pipes and eliminate any standing water near your home. Termites cannot live on wood alone.


TIP 5

Keep gutters and downspouts free of accumulated leaves and debris. Clogs and obstructions can attract termites.


TIP 6

Seal all cracks and hole in your homes foundation, which may provide a handy access point for termites.


TIP 7

Eliminate any wood soil contact for house, fences or any structures.


TIP 8

Use mesh screens on all windows and doors, as well as ventilation openings for attics and crawl spaces.


TIP 9

Inspect the garage and house foundation for small mud tunnels going from the ground to the wood.


TIP 10

Make monthly inspections of house and foundation:


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look for mud tubes leading from ground up to home
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look for moisture build up, rotting or painting peeling



Contract with a professional pest control company to regularly inspect your home to detect a termite infestation and then treat it accordingly.


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