The only way to protect your home from getting any termite damage is to prevent termites from getting into your home in the first place. The time and money you will spend on termite prevention is much less than you would spend dealing with the consequences of a termite infestation. Termite prevention does require some time and effort. The good news is that the steps you should follow for successful termite prevention are not complicated.
Set up a professional termite inspection
A professional termite inspection is your first step in termite prevention. You need to know the current condition of your home in order to successfully protect it from termites. During the inspection, the inspector will look for signs of current termite activity and damage. The inspector will also be able to see if there has been termite activity in the past. If your home does not have an active infestation, the inspection can provide you with information about areas of concern that may draw termites in. Once the inspection is complete, you will have a chance to talk with the termite professional and discuss the next steps for protecting your home from termites.
Invest in routine preventative termite treatment
It is always good news to learn that your home is currently free from termites. However, the fact that your home is termite-free now does not mean it will always remain that way. Any home that is in an area where termites are active and has wood in the construction is at risk for a termite infestation. If you are in California, termites are active in your area and pose a threat to your home. Termites are persistent in their efforts to find food and are a threat to your property – even if you do not have a current infestation. One of the most effective ways to prevent a future infestation is to invest in routine preventative termite treatment. With routine preventative termite treatment, you will have the eyes of a termite professional on your house regularly. If your home needs any type of treatment, the termite pro will apply it and make sure your home remains protected from termites.
Deal with water issues around your house
Another important factor in termite prevention is water issues around your home. Subterranean termites need to stay in close contact with moisture-rich soil. If there are water issues around your property – poor drainage, a leaky air conditioning unit, a leaking pipe – it can cause a buildup of moisture in your soil and make your home even more attractive to termites. Dealing with water issues around your house is an important step in your efforts to prevent a termite infestation.
The three termite prevention tips outlined above can help you protect your home from the threat of termites and the damage they cause. You can get help with a termite inspection and preventative services from the pros at Nixtermite. Reach out online or by phone to get the process started.