3 Ways to Effective Termite Prevention

Ever looked forward to reading an old, favorite book only to pluck it from the shelf and find its pages, to your horror and sheer sorrow, half-eaten by termites, so much so that when you tried to turn the remaining pages, they crumbled into sad and sorry pile of dust at your feet?

If you’ve ever had to deal with termite infestation—from half-eaten books to wobbly furniture and shirts full of holes—you know how frustrating it is to find termites taking over your home. And why a swift retribution matters. Here are some tips from Pest adams on the best termite prevention steps to take:

1. Get rid of all the stumps and wood scraps from your home right now. If you’ve got some wood scraps stashed in your yard, all out in the open—one you’ve been meaning to use for some home improvement project or two—make sure the wood is chemically treated to discourage any termites from making themselves at home. If you’ve got no use for the wood scraps though, simply throw them away along with any stumps, dead trees and roots you’ve got in your garden or yard. Rotting wood attract termites big time so you’ll want to keep those as far away from your home as possible.

2. Reduce moisture-prone areas in your home. Effective termite prevention means checking your cabinets and closets for any signs of termite infestation. The goal is to stop them from finding their way into those dark, moist corners and cabinets in your home. One way good way to solve this is regularly rearrange some of your furniture to ensure that some of the cabinets are constantly exposed to air and light, so termites won’t be tempted to settle there any time soon.

3. Have regular inspections. You won’t be able to be on the lookout for signs of termite infestation seven days a week, 24 hours a day. That’s not feasible. But you can ask an exterminator to perform regular inspections not just in your home but around your property as well. That’s because, even if there aren’t any signs of a termite colony inside your house, there could very be one somewhere in your backyard, especially if you’ve got stumps and dead trees over there.

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