Termites are a serious threat to homeowners, and they can cause extensive damage to your property if left unchecked. As a new homeowner, it's important to take steps to prevent termite infestations before they occur. In this blog post, we'll share some practical tips on how to prevent termites from infesting your new home.
1. Keep Moisture Away from Your Home
Termites thrive in moist environments, so it's important to keep moisture away from your home. Make sure your gutters are clean and properly functioning, and that downspouts are directed away from the foundation of your home. Fix any leaky pipes or faucets, and make sure your air conditioning unit is functioning properly.
2. Store Firewood Away from Your Home
Firewood is a prime target for termites, so it's important to store it away from your home. Keep firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and off the ground. If possible, store firewood in a shed or other covered area.
3. Seal Cracks and Openings
Termites can enter your home through even the tiniest cracks and openings. Seal any cracks or openings around windows, doors, and the foundation of your home. Use caulk or weather stripping to seal gaps and cracks, and install screens on windows and vents.
4. Maintain Your Landscaping
Termites can use landscaping as a bridge to enter your home. Keep shrubs, trees, and other vegetation trimmed and away from your home. Remove any dead trees or stumps from your yard, as they can attract termites.
5. Schedule Regular Inspections
Even if you take all the necessary precautions, it's still important to schedule regular termite inspections. A professional pest control company can identify any signs of termite activity and take appropriate measures to prevent an infestation.
By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of a termite infestation in your new home. If you are concerned about termites or would like to schedule an inspection, contact Guardian Angel Exterminating, Inc. We offer termite prevention services to help keep your home safe and protected.