Termites are a scary subject for many homeowners. Not only are they creepy crawly little creatures that aren’t pleasant to look at, but they are damaging to the very structure of your home! Termites thrive in areas that are warmer and have more moisture, so you want to take steps to make sure your home is not hospitable for them. If you live in an area where termites are a problem, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your home is as unappealing as possible, such as:
1. Get a Pest Inspection Done Regularly. Here at Quality Control, Inc., we are happy to take a look at your property in an in-depth manner to assess problems or areas which could turn into problems. Pest inspections by our experts look for signs of pests or even red flags that could lead to pest infestations from termites.
2. Remove Wood Piles. Termites, as we all know, eat wood! Wood piles might be great for keeping your house warm in the winter, but if these wood piles are close to your house, it’s only a short walk away for a termite to start feasting on your home.
3. Address Moisture Concerns. Moist wood is soft, and therefore extra appealing to termites. Moist areas are also an issue due to the fact that it makes accessing your property easier for these pests. Check regularly for leaking pipes, dripping faucets, mold, standing water, and even air conditioner condensation.
To learn more about turning termites away, please contact us at Quality Control, Inc.