How To Prevent Termites In Your Home

Lumber, firewood, and other Cellulose Products Should Be Stacked Away From Your Home

It may seem convenient to keep your woodpile piled up against your house. However, it provides termites access to their source of food and this could also create a passage for them to get access your home. If you wish to minimize the risk of having a home that’s infested with termites, you should not store wood based products in your crawlspace. They must be stacked several feet away from your house and keep the woodpile, if possible, elevated off the ground.

Fix Moisture or Drainage Problem Around The Foundation

Termites Myrtle Beach need moisture in order to survive and incorrect drainage around your house will only create the ideal conditions for them to live. Be sure that the downspouts are channeling water away from your house and that the faucets and the air conditioner drip lines aren’t causing pooling of water around your home’s foundation.

Clogged gutters as well as leaf debris that are collecting on the roof are common causes of termite infestation, too. Clogged gutters could cause the water to back up and the leaf debris will collect moisture and will start to decay. These are the ideal conditions for aerial termite infestation.

Get Rid Of The Mulch Away From The Foundation

One great way to make your house look nice is wood mulch but if used too much, it could create the perfect temperature and moisture conditions that termite would love. Rake back the mulch at least 4 inches from the home’s foundation and don’t let the mulch come close to the framing of doors or sidings or even the windows.

Trim Overhanging Tree Limbs and Bushes

Tree limbs that hang over your roof as well as overgrown bushes could make shelter areas, lead to moisture accumulation, and offer easy paths into your house for several pests, including termites. Trees that hang over the house would drop leaves on the roof and in the gutter, which could lead to moisture issues that could be result in an aerial termite infestation.

Have Your House Inspected and Treated By A Pest Control Specialist

All the things mentioned above can make your home unappealing to termites. However, the best way to get rid of them is to get in touch with a pest control specialist. Have Zap Pest Control Inc. inspect your house annually and have them treat your home accordingly.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now and let our team of pest control specialist deal with your pest problems.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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