One of the most common household pests, termites, can cause extensive damage to your home if left unchecked. Though small in size, these voracious eaters can quickly nibble their way through the wood, leaving behind a trail of destruction. And unfortunately, it’s termite season here in the Midwest.
How to Prevent a Termite Infestation
There are several things you can do to prevent termites from taking up residence in your home in the first place. Inspect your home regularly for any cracks or gaps in the foundation, as these can provide an entry point for termites. Be sure to fix any damage you find promptly. In addition, keep firewood and other organic materials away from your home’s exterior, as these can attract termites.
How to Eliminate a Termite Infestation
If you already have termites in your home, there are a number of ways to get rid of them. One option is to use bait traps, which lure termites in with food and then kill them. Another is to hire a professional exterminator to treat your home with chemicals. You can also try treating the affected area yourself with pesticides, though this is not always effective. Whichever method you choose, it’s important to be diligent in your efforts to get rid of termites before expanding their territory and taking over your home further.
Termites are serious pests that can cause extensive damage to your home. Taking some simple preventative measures, such as regular inspection and repair of any cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation, can go a long way toward keeping termites at bay. If you already have termites, there are a number of ways to get rid of them. Contact our team today to schedule an inspection or removal appointment and learn more about your options.