Eco-Friendly Pest Control: Safe Termite Control Management Tips
Termites will start to invade homes after the long and cold winter season, as spring comes when children play outside and flowers bloom. Termites have roughly equal length wings and straight antennae. Termites rarely emerge from mud tubes, food sources, or soil where they create tunnels, and many homeowners never realize their presence until there is construction going on with obvious damage or until they notice an obvious swarm.
What are the effective ways to check termites? Expose wood for hollow spots with the use of a flat screwdriver or any similar tool, probing and checking the area. Spring time is the perfect time for swarmers to mate and create new colonies, eating wooden foundation, floors, walls, and furniture, being unnoticed until the damage is obvious. They chew for 24/7, compromising the structural stability of a house. What are the preventive measures to avoid termite infestations? Reduce or eliminate moisture in and around the house because termites thrive in these areas. Repair leaking water pipes, faucets, exterior AC units, soffits, fascia, and rotted roof shingles. Replace worn out and lose weather stripping and mortar around windows and basement foundation. Regularly inspect your home’s foundation for signs of mud tubes that termites pass through to reach their food sources such as bubbling and uneven paint and wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
Monitoring of allowing wooden areas and surfaces is vital to ensure termites are detected such as windows, skirting boards, doors, furniture, and fixtures. You have to maintain about 18-inches gap between any wood portions and soil. After house construction, keeping the soil dry is important with proper drainage, and grading to prevent termite infestation. Reduce possible opening of termites to reduce access to the structure by filling cracks and utilities with grout, caulk, or cement. Avoid planting plants and trees near your house and wooden structures to avoid termites from establishing colonies. Keep the firewood away from the house. Always remember that termites cannot be managed or controlled using DIY alone. A professional pest management control specialist is needed to help resolve termite problems.
It is important to deal with a trusted, reliable, and reputable termites control specialist to address termites infestation. It will help checking the reputation of the company with the Better Business Bureau, and social media comments. Allow us to help you out by checking our homepage or website enow.