Eco-Friendly Pest Control: Safe Termite Control Management Tips
After a cold and long winter season, spring will come soon and the daylight hours are longer, children will start spending more outdoors, flowers will bloom, and also as flying termites will be present. Termites have roughly equal length wings and straight antennae. Termites rarely emerge from food sources, mud tubes, or soil where they create tunnels, and many people just realize they have termites infestation when they see a swarm or notice them during construction.
How should you inspect or examine for the presence of termites infestation? You can use a flat screwdriver to probe and expose the wood for hollow spots, and check for the presence of swarms. Spring time is the prime season when termites reproduce and establish new colonies, literally munching on wooden structures like floors, walls, foundation, wallpaper, and furniture, and they are not being noticed until they have caused so much damage. They chew for 24/7, compromising the structural stability of a house. What are the things you can do to prevent infestation of termites? Reduce or eliminate moisture in and around the house because termites thrive in these areas. Repair leaking water pipes, faucets, exterior AC units, soffits, fascia, and rotted roof shingles. Replace worn out and lose weather stripping and mortar around windows and basement foundation. Regularly inspect your home’s foundation for signs of mud tubes that termites pass through to reach their food sources such as bubbling and uneven paint and wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
Monitoring of allowing wooden areas and surfaces is vital to ensure termites are detected such as windows, skirting boards, doors, furniture, and fixtures. You have to maintain about 18-inches gap between any wood portions and soil. After house construction, keeping the soil dry is important with proper drainage, and grading to prevent termite infestation. Fill in cracks in cement foundations and utilities passing through the wall with grout, caulk, or cement. Don’t plant shrubs, trees, and plants too close to wooden structures and foundation. Any wood debris or firewood should be stored away from the house. Remember that termites infestation can’t be controlled and managed by DIY measures alone. A professional pest management control specialist is needed to help resolve termite problems.
It is important to deal with a trusted, reliable, and reputable termites control specialist to address termites infestation. Check for reviews online like social media and search engines to read the experiences of previous customers. Allow us to help you address your pest problems, come and check our homepage or website today!