Termite Control

Posted on: 24 April 2017

The problem with termites and other pests is that you may not know that you have a problem until it is too late. Termites are a pest that can do a great deal of damage and you may not even know it. There are many different things that you can do to be proactive in keeping your home free of termites, but it will take some dedication. It is especially important to keep you home free of termites if it is an older home. Here are just a few tips to help you keep you home free of the nasty little pests called termites.


Do not plant shrubs and other woody plants near the foundation of your home. Termites will zoom in on that woody material with a vengeance and that brings them much closer to your home than they should be. Your home has a wood frame that termites really enjoy digging into, and having shrubs close to the foundation is just asking them to come check out the home. In order to keep termites out of the home, make sure that any shrubbery is cut back well away from the home.

The Ground

Termites are tricky little pests because they live underground so you will likely not see an infestation until it is really late in the game. In order to get into your home they are most likely going to have to go through your foundation This means that it is very important that your foundation is in very good shape. around your home dig about a foot or more down and check for cracks in your foundation. If you have any cracks call a contractor to come and fix them. This will help your house out structurally, but it will also block the termites from entering your home.  

Professional Help

There are many really good pest control companies that are out there, and they can do a job that you perhaps can't. You may want to look into hiring a professional to kill all pests that are calling you home a home. They are able to track down any bug infestation and kill them at the very base of the colony, and this is no exception when it comes to the termites. They are going to do there very best to eliminate all the pests that you have in the home. The great news is that a lot of pest control companies will spray multiple times a year.