Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
No one wants pests in their home, especially not termites. These nasty bugs are responsible for a huge amount of damage to buildings each year, and a serious infestation can result in very expensive termite treatments and home repairs. Termites are found all over, so a homeowner's best bet is to do whatever he or she can to prevent termites from infesting their house. Some of the top ways to prevent and control termites include:
Make Sure Your Home Is Tightly Sealed
Termites are very small in size, so they do not need a very large opening to access your home. To help keep termites out of your house, it is essential to inspect the exterior of your home for small holes or cracks. Pay special attention to areas where utility lines enter your home as well as the foundation of your house.
Termites need moisture in order to thrive and reproduce. Eliminating excess moisture can make your property much less attractive to a colony of termites. Make sure that the gutters of your home are clear and properly divert rain water away from your foundation. Inside your home, promptly repair any leaking pipes or faucets.
Monitor Outdoor Wood Structures
It is not uncommon for termites to attack the outdoor wood structures before infesting the interior of your home. It is in your best interest to be diligent about inspecting wood windows and door frames on a regular basis for any signs of termite damage. In the event that there are termites on your property, they are much easier to treat if they are caught before they fully infest your house.
Keep Wood Away From Your Home
Firewood should always be stored as far away from the exterior walls of your house as possible. It is also important to remove dead and dried wood from your yard promptly—if you're doing a yard clean up, make sure that you have a dumpster available for all yard and wood clippings. Keeping wood away from your home will help prevent attracting termites to the area.
Contact a Pest Control Company
One of the easiest ways to control and prevent termites is through professional preventative treatments performed by a pest control company. There are several methods that can be used, but in many cases pest control companies treat the soil surrounding your home to prevent termites. Most professional preventative termite treatments can provide protection for several years.