Termites can wreak havoc in your Santa Clara home if you do not take steps to keep them away. These tiny pests have the ability to do big damage with their constant chewing and eating away of wood. If you develop a termite infestation, they will continuously cause damage to your house until you take steps for treatment. Fortunately, there are a few guidelines you can follow that will help you keep termites away from your Santa Clara home.
Promptly deal with any water issues
Water issues around your home can make it more attractive to termites that are looking for a place to establish a colony. Subterranean termites thrive in areas that have moisture-rich soil. If there is an excess amount of moisture in your soil – because of a leak or poor drainage – it can attract termites to your home. In order to keep termites away, you need to pay attention to the maintenance of your house when it comes to water.
Keep firewood stored away from the house
Many unsuspecting homeowners store firewood directly against the outside of the house for easy access. This may make it more convenient for you to grab some firewood but it can have unintended consequences. Firewood can be infested with termites. Storing termite-infested firewood close to your house can lead to an infestation inside your house. Keep firewood stored away from your house to avoid having termites move from the wood to your house.
Be aware of termite swarmers
Termite swarmers emerge in the spring and start hunting for new places in Santa Clara to infest. Each year, homes are at risk for developing an infestation when swarmers are active. You need to be aware of the presence of swarmers in order to protect your home from termites. Learn how swarmers look and behave so you can keep an eye out for them in the spring.
Bring in professional help
One of the most effective ways to keep termites away from your Santa Clara home is to bring in professional help. A termite pro will inspect your home for any signs of termite activity and vulnerabilities. After the inspection you will receive a report outlining the findings. The report will also provide you with recommendations for keeping your home protected going forward. There are a number of preventative steps you can take to keep termites from infesting your home. The right option for you will depend upon a number of factors that you can discuss with your termite pro.
You can keep termites away from your Santa Clara home if you are intentional about following these guidelines. Termites are a threat to just about every home which makes it essential for you to provide your property with continuous protections. The pros at TAPS Termite can help you with each step of this process.