They say the early bird gets the worm, but in this case, the early bird saves itself from a nasty termite infestation. The key to beating a termite infestation this season is to start the planning early.
When is Termite Season?
Spring going into summer is the time for termite swarms. Every year at this time termites go on a hunt for a food source and a new place to nest. Once a home is found, the infestation begins.
How can I get ready for Termite Season?
Preparation is a major factor in keeping your house a home and not a colony. Following these four preventive measures can make all the difference.
Get Rid of Possible Food Sources
- Dispose of any wood that could be around your home. Things such as rotting stumps, stacked firewood, and tree limbs could attract these insects to your home. Wooden mulch typically used in gardens is also a target for a termite swarm.
Manage Areas of Moisture
- Just like a viable food source, termites need water to survive. Leaking plumbing and improperly ventilated attics are prime termite water sources. Monitoring ventilation, diverting rainwater from the home, and making sure your plumbing is working properly are all ways to prevent a water source from forming in your home.
Cutback and/or Remove Vegetation from Areas Around Your Home
- A large amount of plant life can create moisture from rainwater and provide a water source for termites. Managing vegetation growth around your home will help negate a possible infestation.
Have a Pest Control Company Inspect Your Home
- Terminix Service Inc. offers free, no-obligation home inspections. Getting a professional’s opinion is one of the best way to ensure your home is protected come termite season.
With Terminix Service Inc. on your team, we will help protect your home from termites!