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KEEPING TERMITES AWAY FROM YOUR HOME

Termites potentiallycause an estimated $5 billion dollars of damage a year. These pests thrive on wood and can destroy structures before you even know you have a problem. This is why it is very important to take action for termite control. Being that these pests can enter your home through the smallest of cracks, it is important to safe guard your home to prevent any kind of infestation. Thankfully, there are some steps for termite management so that homeowners can take action to help prevent termites from entering their homes. Here are some tips on keeping termites away from your home.

01
KEEP YOUR ENVIRONMENT DRY
If you have any moisture problems around your premise, those need to be eliminated quickly. Termites thrive in wet/damp areas, so making sure your home is free of moisture is key in prevention. Repair any leaks from water hoses, A/C units, leaky faucets, etc... and be sure you have proper water drainage surrounding your home. Cleaning your gutters and down-spouts and just overall making sure there is very minimal standing water around your property can help with keeping termites at bay.

02
REMOVE DEBRIS AND DEAD WOOD
By getting rid of dead wood and other debris you are removing the termite's main food source. Old tree stumps and rotting trees should be taken care of as well as debris from home projects like extra construction materials. If you store firewood, make sure it is kept off of the ground and is at least 20 feet from your foundation. It is also important to try and keep all firewood dry as possible to further safe guard your home.

03
INSPECT YOUR HOME OFTEN THAN YOU SHOULD
Checking your home often for damaged wood is another important step in termite management. Fix any problems promptly by removing the old/rotting wood and replacing it. Seal any cracks or holes surrounding your home to prevent the entry of termites as well. This also goes for any other structures surrounding your home as well like wooden decks, play houses, or sheds. When homeowners are aware of any potential problems, they can take action right away to help prevent pests from entering their homes.

04
KEEP LARGE PLANTS AWAY FROM FOUNDATION
Plants and flowers and beautiful accents to our yards but they can also be great homes for termites too. Planting large shrubs with heavy/dense roots close to your home's foundation can attract termites. Keep plants away from the structure and also avoid placing mulch or other ground cover to close to your home's foundation to avoid any excess water build-up.

05
TRIM TREES AND SHRUBS AS MAINTENENCE
Keeping all trees and bushes trimmed is another great way to prevent termites. Any shrubs or tree branches that are growing close to your home need to be trimmed at least 2-3 feet back. If you can't plant shrubs further from your foundation, trimming them can be another alternative.
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