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Pest Control: Tips to Preventing a Termite Infestation in Your Home

Lynn Alexander

One of the most resilient pests that you can come across in your home is termites. Since they can cause extensive damage to your structure, it is prudent to try to take extensive measures to ensure that you are not faced with an infestation. However, since termites are active all year round, you never know when you could become a victim. If you would like to prevent the risk of a termite infestation, you can use some of the following tips to protect your property.

Tip 1: Always opt for soil and foundation treatment prior to construction

If you are constructing your home, it is essential to have the soil and the foundation treated beforehand. This will ensure that any termite larvae will not get the chance to breed in your home once the structure is complete. The same applies if you are looking to erect a new structure on your property, such as a garden shed. Some homeowners may opt to skip this step in an attempt to reduce their building costs. However, the reality is once the termites invade the new structure, it will only be a matter of time before they make their way to your main residence. Therefore, seek pest control services beforehand to ensure that your soil and your new foundation will be free from termites.

Tip 2: Get rid of any sources of food

Termites are pests that require cellulose to thrive. They will typically get this from wood, so the more wooden items you have on your property, the higher the chances of a termite infestation. One of the first things to look out for would be any tree stumps that are on your property. These should be extracted from the roots by an arborist to ensure that it is not hosting a colony of termites on your premises. If you have a fireplace and have wood stacked on your property, you would have to take measures to ensure that the firewood is not at risk of becoming fodder for termites. A simple way of doing this would be by having a pesticide at hand to treat any fresh wood that you stack.

Tip 3: Keep vegetation trimmed

Vegetation such as trees and shrubbery are a great way to naturally enhance the kerb appeal of your property. However, this vegetation will also act as a highway for an array of pests such as roaches, ants and termites, enabling them to make their way into your home. Any limbs that are hanging over your home should be trimmed regularly to prevent this from happening. You should also try to ensure that climbing vines are not in close proximity to windows as the termites can make their way up them and into your home via cracks and crevices at these window openings.

For more information, contact local professionals like Expect the Best Pty Ltd.


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I don't want to have to work until I'm 60, so I have a very active investment plan for my 20s and 30s. I hope I can retire at 40, so I have been investing in a range of real estate investments to make sure I have a steady stream of income as well as capital growth to fulfill that goal. My blog is all about finding real estate investments to support the goal of early retirement. I explain some of the things to look for when you are comparing different potential real estate purchases and tips on how to increase returns.