Preventing A Termite Infestation
Termites can be a problem for any homeowner. They are silent workers who can destroy the internal structure of your home without you realizing it. Before you know it, termites could have caused tens of thousands in damage. In fact, the pests are responsible for more than $5 billion per year in property damage across the United States. Consider these tips to prevent a termite infestation in your home.
Keep Firewood Away From Your Home
Termites eat through wood. Firewood tends to be very appetizing to termites. By storing firewood near your home, you are inviting them inside. We recommend storing firewood at least 20 feet away from your house. Also be sure that whenever you bring firewood inside, you do not let it contact walls or floors.
Trip Branches And Shrubs
You should also perform regular landscaping on your homes, such as trimming shrubs and bushes. Try to cut your bushes to approximately two to four feet. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that overhanging branches are not in contact with your roof.
Reduce Moisture In And Around Your Home
Subterranean termites, which are quite common in Maryland, need moisture to survive. Be sure that you do not have any standing water in and around your home. Also be aware of things such as leaky pipes and exterior air conditioning units.
Contact BugOut For Your Pest Control Needs
If termites are a growing concern, be sure to contact BugOut today. With more than three decades of experience in the Maryland area, we are the pest control experts you can trust. After reaching us for a free initial consultation, our technicians will work with you to craft a plan of action. This can prove to be beneficial no matter if you are looking to prevent termites in the future or are dealing with an infestation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!