Termites have the ability to cause more damage than just about any other type of pest. They will eat away at the structural wood of your property 24/7 until you stop them. The best way to save you the headache and expense of dealing with termite damage is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. You can take steps to prevent termite damage. Three of the most important steps you can take include maintaining your property, investing in a termite inspection, and setting up professional termite treatments.
Maintain your property
Maintaining your property can help you protect it from property damage. Subterranean termites need moisture to survive. They are attracted to homes that have a lot of moisture. This means that if you have a water issue under or around your house it can attract termites. Check your gutters and downspouts to make sure everything is working as intended. Take a look at the water spigots on the exterior of your house and ensure that there are no leaks. Examine your air conditioning unit for leaks or heavy condensation. Keeping water from building up around your property is a step you can take to prevent termite damage.
Invest in a termite inspection
Investing in a termite inspection is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent termite damage. A termite inspector will thoroughly examine your property for signs of termite activity and damage. They will use their knowledge and experience to spot signs that you may have difficulty finding on your own. A professional inspection can help you find termite activity and deal with it before serious damage occurs. In addition, when you have an inspection completed the inspector will be able to point out things around your property that may be leaving it vulnerable to termites. You will gain a lot of important information when you receive your report after the inspection.
Set up termite treatments
Professional termite treatments will work hand in hand with the other steps to help you prevent termite damage. If your inspector discovers signs of an infestation you must take action in order to prevent damage. Termites will continue to eat away at the wood of your home until they are eradicated. Getting professional termite treatment is the quickest and most effective way to get these pests out of your home and prevent serious damage. Some types of treatment-like Thermidor®-have protective features to help prevent future infestations and protect your home from damage over time.
These three steps will help you prevent termite damage to your property. If any signs of activity are discovered during an inspection or routine maintenance you can minimize the damage with swift action. Work closely with your pest control professional to keep termites away from your property.