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Protect Your Home From Termite Trouble

Camille Landry posted this on Dec 5, 2016

termitesTermites are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Unbeknownst to residents, termites can silently obliterate your home little by little literally by eating it. There are varying species of termite but the common theme is they all love wood. Subterranean termites live in the soil and build complicated tunnel systems that they use to obtain food, while drywall termites reside in wooden walls and furniture that they are actively devouring. Almost all homes contain wooden structures and are susceptible to termite infestations, so it’s best to take the proper precautions to protect your home from serious and expensive structural damage.

Check Your Home Often for Early Signs of Termites

Termites are discreet, and are really good at not making their presence known. They can consume your home unknowingly unless you make it a point to regularly check for them. A sure sign that you have termites are the wooden shavings they leave behind and tiny black, brown, or reddish droppings on floors, near wooden furniture, or in drawers. Thoroughly inspect your basement or crawl spaces to look for damage. Also check your home’s walls by tapping on them with a screwdriver. Hollow-sounding walls may be a sign that they have been feasting.

Once you see signs of serious damage, such as holes in the walls or buckled floors, the cost of repairing your home will probably be high. That is why it is better to check for termites frequently while you can still prevent trouble. If you suspect you have termites you need to do your due diligence or get someone to help you to inspect for sure before serious damage is done and then you can carry out a termite control program which the cost is well worth it compared to the cost of losing your home.

How to Get Rid of Termites

Several products are available to help get rid of termites and ePestSolutions is the right place to come for both high quality termite control products and advice. Liquid baits contain chemicals which termites can take back to their colonies. Once they share it with their termite population, the poison can potentially eliminate an entire colony. Cardboard termite traps can help attract termites away from the house and to the cardboard. Boric acid and dusts are also good options which can be applied to wood and soil. We carry the top of the line products (like Boracare and Taurus SC) that have been proven and tested by entomologists and these won’t be find at your local retail or big box department stores. Check out our full line of termite control products here.

Termite Prevention

Unfortunately, as long as your home and structure is made of wood, dealing with termites may also be a problem that comes and goes. However, with the right approach you can reduce the chances of having a termite infestation or re-infestation by taking the following precautions.

  • Do not keep woodpiles near your home. Termites feast on wood, and are likely to live in woodpiles and migrate to your home if it is nearby.

  • Seal your doors and windows with a caulking gun and a sealant. Any opening into your house, no matter how small of a crack or crevice should be sealed.

  • Fix leaks to prevent termites from getting access to water. Termites love moisture which they need to survive.

If you feel a bit lost about products to get to treat termites, give us a call 1-888-523-7378

or an email at askapro@solutionsstores.com, we’ll be happy to assist you with your termite problem and present you a personalized plan to tackle those termites the right way.

 

 

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