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Written by Tim Denner
on September 02, 2021

Is your house at high risk for a termite infestation? There are a number of factors that impact your home’s vulnerability to termites. If you understand your level of risk for termites, it can impact how you approach prevention and how seriously you take the threat of termites. The location of your home, the type of materials used to construct your home, and the termite infestation status of the properties around you are all factors that impact whether or not your home is at high risk for a termite infestation.

The location of your home

Termites are an issue in almost every state in the United States. Alaska is the only state that seems to be unaffected by widespread termite activity. This means that if you live in San Jose and surrounding areas, your home is at risk for termites. The temperate weather in this part of the country draws many people to call San Jose home. Unfortunately, the temperate weather also makes it easy for termites to thrive. The climate in San Jose and surrounding areas creates a scenario in which homes and other buildings are high-risk for termite infestations.

The type of materials used to construct your home

The types of materials used to construct your home impact your level of risk for termites. Termites are attracted to properties that have wood in the construction. If your home was framed with wood, it is at risk for a termite infestation. If your home was framed with wood and has wood siding, it is at an even higher risk for a termite infestation. It is common for homes in this area of the country to be constructed using some type of wood.

The termite infestation status of the properties around you

Are there houses or buildings close to your home that have experienced termite infestations? If so, your home is at high risk for developing an infestation. Termite swarmers are winged, reproductive termites that leave one colony to search for a place to establish a new colony. If one of your neighbors has an active infestation or recently had a termite infestation, it is possible that swarmers from that property happened upon your home and started established a colony. It is important to have your own property inspected for termites if you learn that a property nearby had an infestation.

The sad reality is that many homes in San Jose and surrounding areas are at high risk for termites. Part of caring for your property will have to include protecting it from termites. The good news is that you have access to termite professionals that can help you with the prevention, monitoring, treatment, as well as any element related to protecting your home from termites. Get in touch with the pros at TAPS Termite to schedule a free inspection so you can take the appropriate steps to protect your home.

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