If you want to keep your home in great shape and minimize you repair fees, you are likely wondering what you should do so that you can reach your goal. While many things can damage your home, termites are some of the worst. When they make their way into your home for the first time, you might not even know that they are there.
They will consume your wooden floors and walls, and your home will experience structural damage if you don't do something to stop the pests. The good news is that keeping termites at bay is not as hard as you might think, and addressing the factors that make you susceptible will work wonders.
If you have a lot of moisture around the foundation of your home, you will want to fix the problem because it can attract termites. Ensuring that you don't have any leaky pipes is a good start when you want to prevent the pests from invading. The gutters that hang from your roof will collect rainwater and move it away from your home, so you will want to inspect them for signs of damage.
When people decide to cut down trees in their yard, they often leave the stump in place because they don’t want to invest the time or money to remove it, but that oversight can cause a lot of issues. As the wood in the stump decays, it will attract a range of insects, including termites.
Once termites get into the stump, it won’t be long until they spread to your home. Getting rid of stumps can be a little challenging if you have never done it before, but you must do so if you don’t want termites to invite themselves into your home and cause damage.
Wood Contacting Your Home
One of the best ways to stop termites from getting into your home is to keep wood away from your foundation, and any wooden parts of your home should be 6 inches above the ground. You can inspect the outside of your home and look for any pieces of wood that you need to address.
If you store firewood, you must keep it away from the foundation and place it on a raised platform. Otherwise, termites can get into it and invade your home when you bring it inside.
When termites get into your home and overstay their welcome, you can count on Advantage to contain the pests before they can cause any more harm. Whether you need a termite inspection or treatment, our experts will give you a hand and provide you with peace of mind, and you will be pleased when you see the outcome.