Termites are the most destructive type of pest that is a common threat to homes in this area. Termites can thrive in the weather conditions in this part of California. This means that your home is in danger of getting a termite infestation and experiencing damage as a result. The best thing you can do to protect your home is to try and reduce your risk of a termite infestation. It can be difficult to sort through all of the information out there and find reliable tips on protecting against termites. The good news is that there are some effective ways to reduce the risk of a termite infestation in your home.
Be proactive with your home maintenance efforts
Subterranean termites need to be in close contact with moisture-rich soil in order to survive. Because of this, they build their colonies and mud tubes in a way that provides them with easy access to soil. If the soil around your home is high in moisture, it will make your home more attractive to Subterranean termites. The condition of your house can impact the moisture level in your soil. If you have leaking pipes or a malfunctioning air conditioner unit, moisture may be seeping into your soil. Downspouts and gutter systems that are not working properly can allow moisture to build up in your soil. These are home maintenance issues that you can address to reduce the risk of a termite infestation in your home.
Get a termite baiting system installed
A termite baiting system can help you reduce the risk of a termite infestation. A baiting system is designed to monitor the level of termite activity around your home. If there is a high level of activity, you can take proactive steps to protect against a potential infestation. Baiting stations will be placed around the exterior of your home at regular intervals. Inside each station there will be a block of wood. As termites move in the direction of your home, they will come across the stations and feed on the wood. When your termite pro comes out to check on the baiting stations, the condition of the wood will indicate the level of termite activity in the immediate area.
Set up a professional termite inspection
Every home needs a professional termite inspection at some point. These pests are typically out of sight and can be active without homeowners realizing they are there. If you are not trained to spot the signs of termite activity – or determine if your home is at risk – then you need to bring in a pro. A termite inspector can determine if you have an infestation or if your home is at risk for one. The results of the inspection will help you determine the next steps you should take to protect your home from termites.
The pros at TAPS Termite can help you reduce the risk of getting a termite infestation in your home. We will help you with every step of the process so you can protect your property from the damage that termites can cause. Get in touch today to schedule a termite inspection and get started on a plan for protecting your home from termites.