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Written by Tim Denner
on April 30, 2020

The thought of termites eating away at the structural wood of your home can cause a lot of worry. A positive termite inspection report can provide you with peace of mind for a little while but it will eventually fade. The sad new is that there is not a once and done termite treatment option that will get rid of these pests once and for all. There is always going to be some level of threat for a termite infestation as long as you have wood in your home. The behavior of these pests is such that you have the unwanted opportunity to develop an infestation every spring. All it not lost, however, because you can protect your home from termites with the right type of help. 

Termites are attracted to the wood that was used to build your house

One of the reasons you cannot get rid of termites once and for all is the fact that they are attracted to the wood that was used to build your home. This means that the food supply termites are searching for was used as an element to build your house. As long as there is wood used somewhere throughout your house, it will always be at risk for a termite infestation.

Each spring termite swarmers head out in search of new places to infest

When you have your home inspected for termites the best news you can receive is that there are no signs of termite damage or activity. If you receive that news, you can breathe a sigh of relief. But it is important to remember that you have a whole new risk for developing an infestation when termite swarmers emerge in the spring. Swarmers are winged termites that have the ability to reproduce. These termites set out from their colony in search of a place to establish a new colony. Once they find a suitable option, these termites shed their wings and start working on building a colony. This means that your home is at risk for developing a termite infestation each year when swarmers are active.

Preventative services can help keep termites away

There is not a once and done termite treatment that will keep these pests away from your home forever. Fortunately, there are some options that will provide your home with continuous protection from these pests. You can get professional preventative services for your home to keep termites away. This includes options like baiting systems, termiticide application, and regular inspections. The key to having success with these options is to be consistent.

Termites are persistent in their efforts to get to the wood of your home. This means you must be persistent in your efforts to keep termites away. The most successful options for preventing termites in your home involve the help of a termite professional. If you are ready to take the necessary steps to protect your home from these pests, get in touch with TAPS Termite.

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