Termites can compromise your home’s structural stability in as little as six months! It is essential to act quickly if you suspect your home has become infested with termites. Yes, infested because if you have one you have a ton! Termites live in huge colonies. These colonies can reach a population as large as two million. Don’t allow these pests to destroy your home! Learn how to prevent a termite damage below.
Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive termite species. The hard, saw-toothed jaws of termites work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time. Over time, they can collapse a building entirely, meaning possible financial ruin for a homeowner. If you suspect a termite infestation, contact a pest professional about subterranean termite treatment.
Subterranean Termite Prevention
The best method of subterranean termite control is to avoid water accumulation near your home’s foundation. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation. Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in the yard. Most importantly, eliminate wood contact with the soil. Maintain a one-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building.
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