Termites are a threat to your business throughout the year. They are only impacted by the most extreme of weather conditions which means that the weather in California will never get to the temperatures required to prevent termite activity. As spring approaches, your business is at even greater risk because termite swarmers will be coming out and searching for a new place to establish a colony. In order to prevent a termite infestation at your business this spring, you need to take a few proactive steps. The steps for keeping your business protected from the threat of termites this spring include getting a termite inspection, keeping up with the maintenance of your building, and setting up periodic termite treatment services.
Get a termite inspection
The first step in protecting your business from the threat of termites this spring is to get a termite inspection. You need to find out where you are – do you have an active infestation or is your property at an increased risk for one – before you can determine which steps to take first. If the inspection reveals that you have an active infestation then you need to get treatment right away. If the inspection reveals that you do not have an active infestation then you can focus your efforts on preventative measures to ensure that you do not develop an infestation when swarmers come out.
Keep up with the maintenance of your building
Keeping up with the maintenance of your building will help you keep your business protected from the threat of termites this spring. There are a number of factors related to building condition that can make it more susceptible to termites. For example, termites are attracted to areas with moisture rich soil. If you have water issues at your business – a leak or poor drainage – then the soil around and under it will hold onto more water and, in turn, become more attractive to termites. Staying on top of the building maintenance – whether you do it yourself or hire a professional – will help make your business less appealing to termites.
Set up periodic termite treatment services
Periodic termite treatment services are another way for you to protect your business from the threat of termites this spring. The type and frequency of the services you need will depend on a number of factors. When you get your free inspection, talk with the termite pro about options for occasional treatment designed to keep termites away. Before spring swarmers come out is a great time to get started with your preventative termite treatment services.
Termites are a constant threat to your business. If you take this threat seriously and allow it to prompt you into action, you can protect your property from termite damage. The first step is easy – get in touch with the pros at TAPS Termite and set up a free inspection. Once the inspection is complete you can discuss the best course of action for protecting your business from termites and then get started on the process.