That these pests can cause serious structural damage over time is one of the reasons why termite control should always be a priority. Rightly referred to as the 'silent destroyers,' termites go about eating away at and destroying wood while staying out of sight.
It is therefore important to know the signs of a termite infestation and act fast. With termite control, you need to be proactive, and here is what to do for effective results.
1. Make Your Property Less Attractive to Termites
Preventing an infestation is, after all, the best termite control approach. To this end, there is much that you can do that will make termites think twice about setting up shop in your property.
Remove old stumps around your property. Store firewood away from your home and off the ground. Make an effort to eliminate all types of wood-soil contact. Fill in any cracks around your window and door frames, as well as your foundation, as these serve as easy entry points for the termites. Clean out and repair your gutters and downspouts.
Termites love moisture and wood. They will also come into your home using the easiest entry points. The above tasks will deny the termites easy access to wood, moisture, and of course, the entry points. Your property will not be as attractive to them, helping with termite control.
2. Get Professional Help
For all your DIY efforts to make your home unattractive to termites, these pesky pests may still find their way into your property. In this case, the best course of action is to call in termite control experts. Exterminators use bait systems and treat the soil and barriers with termiticides as the two major termite control methods.
Keep in mind that you don't have to wait until you notice signs of termite activity to call the experts. The termite control methods are just as effective in keeping away the termites as they are at exterminating them once they are already in your property.
A pest control expert will inspect your home and develop a termite control plan to prevent a termite infestation, exterminate an active infestation and prevent re-infestation. Results are guaranteed if you engage a qualified and experienced exterminator.
There is no room for delays in ensuring that you have an effective termite control plan in place. The longer you wait, the higher the risk of suffering the serious damage that these silent destroyers can cause.
Reach out to a pest control service today for more information.