Springtime brings with it many wonderful things. Warmer days, baseball, grilling out, and so much more. But this season also brings one of the most feared pests of all: termites. Each year, these insects cause up to $5 billion worth of damage to property.
The best way to avoid expensive damage from termites is to prevent an infestation in the first place. There are a few steps you can take to discourage these destructive pests from making you and your home their next victims.
If you suspect a termite invasion in your home, call Bizzy Bee today at 1-800-273-4958.
Remove Food Sources
Termites seek out sources of cellulose, a polymer that can be found in cotton, plants, and wood (including wood-based products like paper, cardboard, and mulch). Keep these types of things away from the foundation of your house to avoid attracting termites in the first place.
Remove Access Points
By eliminating some of their food sources, you will also be eliminating some of their ways into your house. Additionally, be wary of any cracks in brick or concrete foundations of your house. Make sure that your storm drains empty at least two feet away from the base of the house. Reduce as much excess moisture as possible from leaky faucets and fault gutters.
Look for Evidence
Even when you take the proper precautions to prevent termites, you should still be on the lookout for potential infestations. If you develop a termite problem, you want to have it addressed and handled as quickly as possible to avoid widespread damage to your home.
Always check lumber and other wood-based products that may be kept around the house or used for gardening. Some signs in and around the home of an infestation include sagging floors and ceilings, droppings and wings, and tunnels around the foundation of the home that are made from mud.
Don’t Become a Termite Victim!
The best way to deal with termites is to avoid them altogether or eliminate them early. This can be difficult, but if you take proper precautions, you can greatly decrease your risk of having to deal with termites.
If you’ve found evidence of termites in or near your home, it’s important to have pest control professionals inspect and diagnose the situation. The experts at Bizzy Bee are highly trained in handling termites and we provide multiple treatments to best suit your needs.
Got termites? The experts at Bizzy Bee are ready to help! Call us at 1-800-273-4958!