Wow! There is a lot of really bad information about termites on the internet. I just did a quick search to see what is out there before writing this post and it's frustrating to me to read all the fear-based, scare tactics that companies use.
Yes, termites are a concern and termites are difficult if nearly impossible for a do-it-yourselfer to tackle. That's why people like me are in business- we're here to help protect your home. But, no, you don't need to fear that your home is in imminent serious danger and you don't need to make a quick, fear based decision.
Here are three simple guidelines to help reduce risk of termites…
1) Keep Moisture Away from Your Home First and foremost, if you notice a water leak, moist door frames, soft wood, or standing water… don't delay, fix the problem.
2) Get rid of scrapwood, firewood, and old stumps around your home Check under your house to see if your builder left old 2X4s underneath your house, grind old tree stumps, and don't stack firewood directly on the ground.
3) Have your house inspected regularly – at least once a
year. It's a fact that there are termite colonies foraging in every acre in Tennessee. Regular inspections by a trained professional will help to detect potential problems early on.
If you have more questions, give me a call or shoot me an email.
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