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5 Ways to Reduce Termite Invasions

1. Pile Wood Away from the House

Anything wooden near the house is going to present a risk of termite infestation.

If you properly take care of the firewood and other lumber around your house, it could save you a huge amount of money for home repairs from termite damage.

Place all firewood and lumber at least 1 foot off the ground and at least 20 feet away from your home. Consider covering the wood with a plastic cover or tarp to protect it from moisture damage, which could also attract termites.

2. Repair Poor Water Drainage and Moisture Damage

Many types of termites are attracted to wet or damaged wood, so it can pay to check for and repair leakages inside and outside the house.

Inside your home, there are a few places you can check and repair damage, including all water pipe access cabinets, around dishwashers, kitchen and bathroom sinks, washing machines, drains, and any other places water could have caused damage.

Outside the house, improper drainage could cause problems as well. Keep your gutters completely free of debris, and you might consider performing regular maintenance to make sure leaves, twigs, dirt, and other debris doesn’t clog your gutters or drain pipes. Formosan termites are especially apt to start a new colony in the pipes or gutters.

Around the house, downspouts should have clear drainage away from the home foundation, so you might need to install drainage pipes to direct the water away. Pay special attention to any standing water in your yard. Landscaping may need to be redone or adjusted to make sure water drains away from the house.

3. Trim Bushes and Tree Branches Away from the House

All vegetation that touches or comes too close to the house could cause significant problems and is at risk of termite infestations.

Trim bushes and shrubberies at least 3 feet away from each other and 1 foot away from the house siding. This will help prevent a problem if termites invade the bushes.

Any branches that grow closer than 5 feet from the house or hang over the roof could pose a threat. If you’re starting a landscape design from scratch, consider keeping all trees and bushes completely clear of the house so that nothing even comes close.

4. Clean up Wood and Plant Debris around the House

Any fallen branches or leaves are fair game for termites, so be sure to rake and gather wooden debris away from the yard as soon as possible. Any fallen leaves on top of the house can cause problems, as mentioned before, so it might be a good idea to check there first, sweep it off, and then gather the fallen leaves off the yard afterward.

All mulch should be at least 1 foot away from the home foundation and should be as thin as possible. Thick mulch can accumulate moisture, creating an ideal environment for termites to thrive. Check your mulch beds and vegetation frequently for signs of an infestation.

5. Call the Professionals for Help

These steps should help prevent your home from enticing termites, but sometimes an infestation can’t be helped without professional involvement.

Most people’s first instinct when facing an infestation is to try to handle it using DIY termite control methods, including diatomaceous earth, boric acid, termite bait stations, and other termite killers. However, many homeowners end up calling the professionals anyway, wasting precious time and money in the process.

You’ll want a pest control company you can trust, with the tools and experience needed to get rid of an infestation for good and prevent any further termite problems.

Fox Pest Control can be that company for you. Our Pest Pros aren’t just experts that can kill termites for you, with years of experience and all the tools necessary to help you. When you call Fox, you’re joining a family that cares about you and your peace of mind.

So next time you think pest control, think Fox Pest Control, the ones who get the job done the first time. Because No Bugs is Simply Better.

Posted on March 11, 2020.

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