Tips to Prepare Your Home for Termite Season

Tips to Prepare Your Home for Termite Season

It has arrived- that dreaded time of the year where your home may come under attack from a vicious wood hungry army of termites. But wait, all is not lost here are a few ways you can fight this potential threat.

Purge all your wood

Termite season typically begins in the warmer months, so this means that you do not need to keep a surplus of firewood behind your home or in your home for that matter. Burn it all. This reduces a food source for termites to thrive on. Another helpful tip for getting rid of their food source is to clear your property of any tree stumps or rotting wood. If you have a garden on your property avoid using wood mulch. The fewer supplies they have the fewer chances of an invasion.

Home Inspection

The best way to prevent termites, of course, is to have a professional inspect your property. Call your local termite company to take a good walkthrough and take heed the wisdom the inspector has for you on how to make preemptive actions.

Humidity and Moisture

The Gulf States are notorious for being plagued with humid summer days and well nights too. This is unavoidable, unfortunately, however, keeping moisture out of your home is key to fighting a potential termite plague. Be sure to call a plumber ASAP to fix that leaking pipe in the bathroom. Check to make sure the gutters are installed properly and divert water from the home..

Weeds and Other Vegetation

Overgrowth of plants and what have you growing around your property is dangerous for your home because it can cause moisture as well. Take time on a Saturday to uproot every single weed that does not belong in your yard. Take care of disposing of overgrowing plants by trimming them back. Make this a habit to patrol your garden for any extra weeds and unnecessary branches that seem inviting to the enemy..

Before You Build

If you are building a home treat the soil for the foundation before laying down anything. It is costly upfront to do so but, imagine all the money you potentially save from not having to pay for repairs from termite damage. This can be detrimental to homeowners and most never consider this step when building a home. Especially building their first home.

No matter what your pest control needs may be, Safety First Pest Control can get it taken care of. Contact us today if you’re experiencing pesky pest problems. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been servicing Mobile and Baldwin Counties since 1999! It is our goal to provide you excellent service. You can reach us at (251) 990-0047.

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