How Do I Prevent A Termite Infestation?
Termites are incredibly destructive insects and if you are a homeowner, you should definitely take steps to prevent a termite infestation. To prevent an infestation, it helps to understand how termites work. Termites eat wood and since our homes are made with wood components, they are prime targets for a meal. The only way to prevent termites is to keep close eye on your home, in combination with effective preventative measures.
Like ants, termites live in colonies. They have a queen whose job is to produce more termites. They have soldiers, who guard the nest against predators like ants and then they have workers. The workers construct and maintain the tunnels used by the termites to travel from your home to their nest. One sign of a termite infestation is a tube approximately the diameter of a pencil, running down your walls.
If you are seeing evidence of a termite infestation, or if you are just wanting to assure your home is free of termites, Priority Pest Services can help. Contact us at (757) 204-4523 to schedule a free home inspection!
Can I Prevent A Termite Infestation If I Remove Damaged Wood?
You can remove damaged wood, yet that is just a side effect of the termites in presence. To prevent a termite infestation, you must find and eradicate the termites and take the proper steps to find out why they came to your home in the first place. Then, only preventative action can maximize your chances that they will not return.
Termites are not the only pests that eat wood. Carpenter ants also damage your home in a similar fashion. That is one reason it is important to correctly identify the pest that is infesting your home. The strategy and treatment for termites is entirely different than one would treat for ants, or a different type of pest.
Due to the amount of damage all pests can do to your home, some much quicker than others, if you suspect you have an unwanted pest in your home you should contact Priority Pest Services. We can identify the pests, get them out of your home and deter them from wanting to come back
The biggest concern with termites is that your home can be infested for years without your knowledge. In the meantime, they continue to eat away at your home and can cause severe damage over time. Once the termites have been exterminated, you must take steps to prevent their return. At Priority Pest Services, we know how to deter termites from wanting to make your home their next meal. Contact us at (757) 204-4523 to schedule a free home inspection!
What Can Be Done To Deter Termites?
One deterrence method is to use a liquid termiticide barrier. This is not a standalone remedy. To be most effective, in combination, any conditions in the home that are attracting termites also need to be remedied, and routine inspections should be done to assure there are no signs of new activity. Only with the help of a licensed and trained termite specialist like Priority Pest Services, can you assure a professional and thorough inspection.
Our termite inspectors and technicians are licensed and trained on how to properly and safely find, treat and deter termites in your home. Having trouble with termites? Contact us at (757) 204-4523 to schedule a free home inspection!