The Best Ways to Prevent Termite Activity

As spring draws near, people start to see signs of potential termite infestation in their home or office. Termites can chew their way into the foundation of your home or office without being detected. Such infestation of termites can compromise structural stability and incur thousands of dollars in damages without you even realizing it.

Detecting Termite Infestation

Peeling paint that resembles water damage, small, pinpoint holes in drywall, flying termite swarms anywhere on your property, and most commonly, damaged wood, can all be signs of termites in your home. Our pest control experts state that the moment you recognize any termite activity, take immediate steps to counteract them, or there may be expensive consequences.

Fixing Water Leaks Inside or Outside

Termites need water, and if they find any source of water leakage, they immediately colonize there. It is recommended to repair any leaky faucet, water pipes, and air conditioning units. Divert water away from building foundations. Eliminating water supplies will force the termites to look elsewhere for colonizing.

Remove the Debris

Our pest control experts put special emphasis on removing any blockage or debris from gutters or drainage pipes to eliminate any moisture leakage. Removing debris means reducing leakage and in turn, preventing termites.

● Dry Perimeter

While everyone knows the damage that water can do to the inside of a home, the outside perimeter of the home is often neglected. While this may seem harmless, our professionals for pest control in Pennsylvania have pointed out that letting water collect around the perimeter is an open invitation for termites to colonize. Keeping the inside and outside of your house dry can help prevent termite infestation.

● Avoid Heavy Vegetation

Most office and home pest control remedies usually fail due to the presence of heavy vegetation. These serve as key areas to trap moisture and for termites to support their colonies. Vegetation, in turn, serves as the gateway for the termites to reach the wooden structures in homes or offices. Keep the vegetation to a minimum or move it away from potential wood and water sources to eliminate support sources for termites.

● Proper Ventilation

Whenever our pest control experts inspect your home, they will immediately look for proper ventilation sources. Good ventilation will remove any moisture source and keep the premises dry, lessening the danger of termite colonization.

● Keep Wood and Lumber Away from Structures

Dry wood or lumber in the yard serves as an invitation for termites. Our pest control experts have always indicated that the most common way termites emerge is due to the presence of dry wood – a perfect place for termites to form their colony. Always store wood and lumber away from your home.

Even when you’ve taken all the proper precautionary measures, termites can be tough to spot and get rid of. Call Complete Pest Solutions, the professional pest control services in Pennsylvania and Ohio, for an inspection if you suspect these destructive pests have invaded your home.