The first step in preventing termites is reducing the moisture in your house. One of the most effective ways to reduce moisture is to install properly functioning downspouts and gutters. These will help reduce the amount of humidity and water that may be present around your house. Another way to prevent termites from entering your home is to avoid planting dense foliage near your home. Also, don’t plant anything with wood-to-soil contact, including attached fence posts. Keep a soil gap of at least eighteen inches between the post and the foundation.
Keeping your home dry is one of the most effective ways to combat termite infestations. Termites thrive in moist environments, so try to minimize moisture in your home as much as possible. When it comes to removing wood mulch, remember that it can be an excellent way to prevent termites from entering your house. Lastly, don’t forget to seal any cracks and gaps that may be creating a potential entry point for these creatures. Your best protection against these pests is to order an annual inspection and insist on it.
Another way to prevent termites from entering your home is to avoid providing them with a food source. Leaving piles of pine cones and mulch around your home is a great way to prevent termites from entering your house. These items can attract termites. In addition, if you’re planning on remodeling, be sure to remove any areas that are damaged or have plumbing leaks. In addition, check for signs of leaks in these areas.
Woodpiles and mulch are two sources of wood that attract termites. It’s important to keep wood sources away from your home by 20 feet or more. Additionally, storing firewood, mulch, and wood chips on the outside of your house will also attract them. Those are all areas where termites can find an entry point. If you don’t want to be a victim of termites, you can keep the wood sources out of your yard.
Aside from dead trees, dead woodpiles are another source of termites. They love wood because it contains cellulose, which makes them very attractive. Using woodpiles that are close to your home will help prevent them from entering your home. You can also remove these rotting logs from your yard. In some cases, you can even treat the area yourself by spraying with a commercial termite treatment solution.
In addition to the damage caused by termites, they also like wood. Stacking firewood near your home will attract these insects. Ensure that the wood is elevated and is not too close to your home to prevent termites from invading your home. If there are any wood logs in the vicinity of your house, this will be a significant attraction for them. This will also attract termites into the structure.