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Homes across the western United States are at risk of termite infestations. Controlling termites is a two-part process starting with termite prevention, and then implementing the appropriate treatment methods for any known termite colonies.
As a homeowner, there are a few steps you can take to prevent termites from inhabiting your home. Keep in mind, you will want to do these even if you don’t suspect termites in your area as termite damage is usually not covered by homeowners insurance. Follow the tips below to prevent termites and keep your home safe from these silent destroyers.
If you believe you’ve seen the signs of termites in your home, it’s necessary to get treatment from a professional pest control company as soon as possible before the infestation becomes worse. Termite treatment is also important for preventative measures even if you’ve never had a termite issue before. After an infestation in your home has been controlled, it’s equally as essential to receive regular or annual visits by a professional who can continue to help keep termites away for good.
By regularly treating your home and lawn for termites, typically annually, you can lessen the risk of being hit with an infestation down the road. Preventative termite plans typically include:
The best way to never deal with termites again is by continuing to treat your home even after the termites are gone. To prevent termites from returning, there are several ways to prevent termites naturally by doing easy maintenance work around your home.
The best way to prevent termites is to make your property as inhospitable to them as possible. Here are some simple termite prevention measures to consider:
Take steps to protect the entire exterior of your home against termites to ensure no points of entry along the perimeter of the property. Here are some simple termite prevention measures to consider:
Even though there’s no guarantee on their effectiveness, there are several all-natural DIY methods that may help to protect your home and yard from termites.
It’s understandable why some people are wary of using chemicals in pest control. Thankfully, there are a number of all-natural methods to help keep termites away from your property. It’s important to note that termites are notoriously difficult to get rid of and almost always require professional treatment. That said, there are a number of natural methods that may help prevent termites from infesting your home:
Preventing termites naturally has been known to work if you are dedicated to staying on top of administering treatment. As with all pests, prevention is the best form of control. In addition to these natural methods, it’s still very important to get regular inspections by an expert who can seek out early signs of termites in your home.
If you can stop the problem before it starts, there’s no need to worry about using chemical treatments. However, if you have an active termite infestation, treatment needs to be handled by a professional who can use the most effective products available, including baiting systems and termiticides. Orange oil, sunlight, nematodes, and other natural prevention methods simply won’t hold up when you are taking on a full-blown infestation.
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