Doing Battle With Termites

Posted on: 23 May 2017

Any type of pest problem can be a big pest problem, but if you have a problem with termites you could be in big trouble. Termites will digest wood, and so they particularly like to get into the frame of a home and start to eat it away. They can do damage to the frame of a home or any other part of your home that is wood. If you find that you have a termite problem, you need to act as soon as possible. Here are a few different tips to help you with your termite problem.

Shrubs And Mulch

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is they use a wood mulch to help keep moisture in their shrubs by the home. This is like a termite magnet and can cause major problems. First, the mulch itself is a huge attraction to the termites since it is wood, but also the shrubs are attractive to the termites. You are going to want to use a mulch that is not made from wood, but you also need to cut back the shrubbery from your home and stick to things such as flowers. 


Termites will often travel underground, and therefore they enter your home through the foundation often. It is impossible to enter through the foundation if the foundation is in really good condition. So, it can be advantageous to dig down a few feet all the way around your home and seal up big cracks and chips with grout. Once the big cracks and chips are filled, you should take a good sealant and seal up the entire outside of the foundation. Once the outside foundation is complete, move to the inside of your home and inspect the inside portion of your foundation. This is especially important for the crawl space or the basement.

Professional Help

If you find that you have a major problem then it may be best to hire a professional pest control company like The good thing about termites is that a professional will be able to resolve the problem relatively quickly. There are many different types of poison that they can use for termites. One of the most common ways to control the termites is not even a poison but diatomaceous earth. These are actually small calcareous algae that actually cut up the termites and kill them from causes them to get dehydrated and die.