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 do you check the presence of termites? Identify and observe termite swarms, and expose by probing the wood for hollow spots using a tool like a flat screwdriver. Spring time is the perfect time for swarmers to mate and create new colonies, eating wooden foundation, floors, walls, and furniture, being unnoticed until the damage is obvious. Termites have caused billions of damaged properties every year because they have the capability to chew wood 24/7, thus greatly compromising the structural stability of a house. What are the preventive measures to avoid termite infestations? You have to reduce or if possible eliminate all sources of moisture because termites love moist areas. You need to repair rotted roof shingles, fascia, soffits, and leaking water pipes, faucets, and exterior AC units. You need to replace loose mortar and weather stripping 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. To prevent termite infestation after construction, ensure to keep the soil dry around the foundation through proper drainage and grading, as well as maintenance of downspouts and gutters. Keeping vents free from blockage is important, and reduce any possible opening of termites to reduce access to the structure such as filling cracks and holes with grout, caulk, or cement. Avoid planting plants and trees near your house and wooden structures to avoid termites from establishing colonies. Store firewood and any wood debris away from your residential house. Termites infestation cannot be controlled using DIY measures. If you suspect a termite infestation, contact a professional terminator immediately.
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