As you ring in the new year, don’t forget to add termite control to your list of resolutions. Termite damage can be costly and can happen quickly, so it’s important to stay ahead of any potential problems. In this blog post, we will provide you with a checklist of things to do in order to keep your home termite-free!
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Active Ventilation Must Be Maintained
To avoid damp, humid, and moist places in and around your house, it will need to be adequately ventilated. Ensure that your home is properly ventilated throughout by implementing particular ventilation-related procedures.
Adjustable windows, whirlybirds, place apertures for cross-ventilation and stimulating airflow are just a few examples. If your house is built on stumps, ensure sure the emptiness underneath it is well aired and does not grow wet or damp. Keep this void-free of dirt and trash, and make sure it’s been fully cleaned by a pest control provider.
Keep Rotting Wood Away
Termites love to feast on rotting wood, so it’s important not to provide them with an easy meal. Keep any rotting wood away from your house and dispose of it properly. If you have a deck or pergola made out of timber, make sure to check for rot and termite damage regularly and get it treated if necessary.
Inspect Fittings and Plumbing
Inspect all of your fittings and plumbing on a regular basis, and get them treated if you notice any signs of termite damage. Fittings that are made out of timber or cellulose-based materials (like cardboard) are particularly susceptible to termites, so be especially vigilant when inspecting these areas.
Change Your Building Stumps
If your property is sitting on termite-infested stumps, replace them as soon as possible. If left uncontrolled, termites will continue to feed and reproduce, and they will quickly travel from one stump to the next.
If a termite infestation is discovered after an inspection, get a professional to lift the property, remove the stump, and replace it with a new concrete stump. Concrete stumps are more dependable, have a longer lifespan, and are not susceptible to termites.
Seal All Entry Points
Make sure to seal all potential entry points around your house, as this is how termites gain access in the first place. Seal any cracks or crevices in your walls, roofline, doors, windows, and eaves with a silicon-based sealant.
Termites will discover even the tiniest opening or crack, and they will not ask your permission before beginning their feast! Don’t put off dealing with these concerns with your property; have them taken care of right now.
Remove Wooden Items That Are Unneeded
Termites are also attracted to wooden items that are unneeded, so it’s a good idea to get rid of any unnecessary wooden items around your house. This includes old furniture, toys, and tools. If you can’t bear to part with them, store them in a plastic or metal container instead.
Avoid Having Clutter in Your Garden
Clutter in your garden is also an invitation for termites. Termites are attracted to moisture, and they will happily feast on any lumber that’s lying around. Keep your garden free of clutter by getting rid of any unnecessary wooden items, and make sure to clean up any fallen leaves or branches regularly.
If you have a pond in your garden, ensure the water level does not drop below the top of the bricks that surround it – this will help to prevent them from entering.
Use Thermal Technology
Thermal technology is a great way to detect termites, as it can pick up their infrared radiation. If you’re concerned about an infestation, consider using thermal technology to get a more accurate reading.
If you do find that you have an infestation, make sure to call in the professionals right away. They will be able to provide you with a comprehensive termite treatment plan that will take care of the problem once and for all.
FAQ’s About Termite Control Checklists
Here are the most frequently asked questions about termite control checklists:
What Is the Best Time of Year to Treat for Termites?
The best time of year to treat termites is early spring before they have a chance to establish themselves and cause damage.
Do I Need Termite Treatment Every Year?
Most homes only need termite treatment every two to three years, but this will depend on the individual situation.
What Time of Year Are Termites Active?
Termites are active all year round, but they are most active in the spring and summer.
The New Year is upon us, and many homeowners are looking for ways to protect their property. This blog post has compiled a list of the things you can do this year to help keep your home safe from termites.
Let these tips be your guide as you take steps towards creating a pest-free environment that will provide peace of mind all year long! If you have more questions in mind, please do not hesitate to contact us today.