Termites! 5 Tips To Keep Them Out Of Your House
With termites, what you can't see is the problem. Below are some tips to help keep your home safe from attack.
1. Move Scrap Wood
Move scrap wood and firewood 10 feet away from your home. When possible use termite-resistant materials (these include redwood, cedar, and juniper).
2. Fix Leaks!
Leaky pipes and excess moisture keep bugs and other pests plenty hydrated.
3. Eliminate Water
Divert pooling water from your foundation and other outdoor areas.
4. Yard Maintenance
Keep wood/siding from touching the ground. Trim back overgrowth of plants and grass.
5. Consult A Pro!
Schedule an annual termite inspection. A pro knows where to look for mud tubes and other evidence of termites termite damage.
To help avoid the negative impact of a termite infestation, be sure your home and property are protected with a termite response plan.