Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bringing the Hammer Down on Termite Infestation

Termite infestations are one of the leading causes of home damage in the United States, at an estimated $1 billion in home repairs each year. Needless to say, you don’t ever want to have a termite infestation happen in your own home.

The moment you notice termites in your home, you’ll want to call a termite control service to come and address the problem of infestation. Once your exterminator has dealt with the wood-chomping pests, here are a few ways to keep future infestations from happening:

Have Wood Treated

Ask your exterminator for a list of effective anti-termite treatment solutions. Use this solution to protect wooden furniture. You should also look for (and treat) areas where wood comes into contact with moist soil. Some of the most common areas that exhibit this include porches and wooden posts.

Keep Organic Debris Far Away

If you keep chopped wood, mulch or any type of organic debris around, store it as far away from your home as possible. Organic debris, especially when wet, attracts termites like a light attracts a moth. Once they’ve discovered organic debris, it won’t take them long to figure out that your home makes a pretty good main course.