How To Get Rid Of Termites

Termites are a homeowner’s menace! The most common type of termites in warm, moist climates is the subterranean termite, so called because the pest comes up from out of the ground, usually in a swarm, and invades the dwelling, prompted by sensing activity. The best way to be rid of the pests is to not have them at all! Typically, as new construction is built on a property, local laws require soil treatment to discourage bugs from infesting the new structure.  Over time, those chemicals become less effective and usually the  services of a termite control service are required to keep the pests at bay. An annual inspection from a termite company is suggested if termites are a serious problem in your area.

Try a few of these tips to make your property less attractive to termites:

1. As soon as you find a property that you want to buy, check on having the property and structure checked for evidence of termite presence, past or present, on the property.

2. Be certain that there is a termite inspection clause in your purchase contract.

3. Keep your property under a termite protection contract at all times.

4. Do not store wood or other moist things near or especially against your house. Termites coming up from the ground can use that stored wood as a way of chewing into your structure.

5. Always use treated wood when building a long term structure on your property.

Termites cause more damage to homes and property than fire or earthquake. They are a serious threat to property and property values.  Be sure you can recognize one when you see it so that you can take appropriate measures before they move in for good! They eat like every meal is a Thanksgiving feast!