After the often long and cold winter that is usually experienced across the country, spring sets in and for many people it comes as a relief. Flowers start blooming, long-lasting daylights while kids will start spending most of the time outside.
However, as the weather becomes warmer, the unwelcome signs of spring start cropping up. Termites start invading our homes and many other areas. When it comes to gaining access to your property, termite are extremely efficient and proficient.
You should never make their life easier because they will take over. Be sure to follow the following tips so that you can get rid of them;
Seek the Services of a ProfessionalSome of the signs of a potential termite infestation include falling drywalls, sagging doors, insect wings as well as small shelter tubes.
Even though you may not notice some of these signs, it doesn’t mean that they are not there. A detailed inspection by a licensed professional is the best way to ensure that your home is safe and free from termites.
A qualified personnel has the right knowledge and technique to tackle any issues that are termite related. A Orange County Best Exterminators professional will be able to perform thorough inspection in your home and determine all the information that you need.
Some of the tips that you will receive include;
- Don't affix wooden trellises to exterior walls.
- Keep mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust and firewood away from your home. If you do keep firewood outside your house during the winter, keep it raised and off the ground.
- Don't stack, store or bury wood debris adjacent to your home.
- Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home.
- Remove infested trees and stumps.
- Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors.
- Fix leaky roofs and gutters.
- Don't allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains.
- Grade soil so that water (including air-conditioning condensation) runs away from foundations.
- Ventilate crawl spaces and attics to reduce humidity.
- Remove all wood to soil contact.
- Cover at least 90% of the soil in crawl spaces with plastic sheeting.
- Ideally, wood siding, stucco and foam board should be at least six inches away from the ground.
- Seal all cracks and holes in your home's foundation, which may provide a handy access point for termites.
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