Termites are problematic pests that love to munch on the wood your home is made from. These insects can do a lot of damage in little time. Here at Brown Pest Control, we can come quickly when you need termite control to rid your home from these pests and minimize the damage they cause. While you can trust our team to help you with an existing termite problem, the ideal termite control approach is to take strategic steps for preventing termites before they become a problem. Here are some recommended steps for preventing termites.
- Home maintenance: Keep a good watch on the exterior condition of your home’s siding and windows. Check for leaks and cracks often and repair them promptly when needed.
- Monitor moisture near your foundation: Keeping the ground near your foundation dry will decrease the likelihood of termites because subterranean termites like moisture. Make sure you have drain spouts and rain gutters keeping condensation away and keep your sprinkler heads pointed away from your home.
- Keep plants trimmed and away from foundation: Shrubbery should be kept at least 1 foot away from the exterior wall of your home in order to allow proper airflow so that damp areas can dry and so that problems with your foundation can be more easily discovered.
- Crawlspace moisture control: Our team offers crawlspace moisture control and prevention. Our dehumidifiers and vapor barriers and other moisture control strategies will make your home better protected against termites.
To get our help for your current termite problem, or to learn more about termite prevention, call us today and ask about termite control.