Pest Control 101: How To Deal With A Termite Infestation

Pest Control 101: How To Deal With A Termite Infestation

There are a lot of types of pests that you can see in most residential properties. And termites top the list of the pests you should watch out in your property. These silent destroyers are a nightmare to every homeowner because they may be secretly hiding in your home. These pests are difficult to detect as they build their colonies underground. As every home is a potential site for termites to breed and invade, homeowners are advised to have an efficient termite management plan. While timber framed houses are the most susceptible to termite infestations, you can do the following as a preventive measure.

• Design a well-ventilated or open subfloor. This will prevent the termites from making your floors their breeding area.

• Schedule routine inspections. This is most recommended especially for homeowners whose homes are built mostly of wood.

• Ensure unobstructed access to crawl spaces. This will make cleaning easy especially if you see those little crawling creatures beginning to make their way into your home.

• Install efficient drainage system to keep subfloor areas dry and termite-free. This is a must in every home. With poor drainage system, you can expect several different kinds of pests to infiltrate inside your home.

• Use treated timber framing as they are the least susceptible to a termite infestation. This works for other wood furniture as well such as tables, drawers, cabinets, benches and even racks.

• Isolate building structures, including balconies and deck from the main construction. This will prevent the termite infestation from spreading so easily and quickly to other parts of the house.

• Install an efficient termite barrier system. Note though that this may not be effective without routine inspection and maintenance. Getting help from those who know best is such a huge advantage.

• Invest in termite protective insurance. There are a lot of options or offers from providers that you can choose from depending on your needs.

• Consult with certified pest management specialists or pest control experts in your area. Find out more about the services and packages they offer and see what fits best to your specific needs.

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