One of the biggest headaches for homeowners is dealing with termites. Termites will slowly destroy the wooden structures of a home, which can result in thousands of dollars of damages. Identifying whether your home has a termite infestation can be difficult, as most people do not know what signs to look for until it is too late and there are major damages to their homes.
While some homeowners might attempt “DIY” termite control, it is not very effective, as some could be hiding deep within areas of the home not easily accessible or underground. The easiest way to prevent infestations is with regular termite control services offered through your local termite exterminator company, like our company, here at MightyMite Termite.
There are different options available, depending on your needs and budget. Most homeowners opt for a monthly preventive treatment plan, where your home is inspected and treated monthly to identify any potential problems. Other things you can do to help prevent termites and other wood destroying organisms from gaining entry to the home is to do an exterior inspection and look for these items:
Mud-like tubes along the base of the home. Subterranean termites build these tubes to remain hidden from sunlight.
Small gaps and cracks in the foundation walls around the home. Any sort of opening can allow termites to squeeze through and get into the home, so these need to be sealed.
Aside from looking for potential entries into the home, you should also make sure firewood is stored far away from the home and not next to it. Firewood will attract both dry wood and subterranean termites. In addition, you should not use a wood-based mulch near the home. Instead, if you must use mulch, consider other options, like recycled rubber mulch.
To help eliminate termites from your home and control them, please feel free to call MightyMite Termite at 408-377-3761 and ask for your free termite and wood destroying organisms inspection today!