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Written by Tim Denner
on November 10, 2020

Termites at your business can lead to serous problems. They can destroy structural wood at your property and lead to costly repairs. If the repairs are extensive, they could cause you to have to close down your business while the work is completed. Sometimes serious termite infestations require a drastic treatment option like structural fumigation. You will have to close down your business and keep people out for several days in order to have your building fumigated. In order to avoid some of the more serious effects of a termite issue at your business the best thing to do is focus on prevention.

Keep up with the maintenance of your building

There are a number of compelling reasons to keep up with the maintenance of your business’s building. The way the building looks and functions can directly impact the customers that you draw in as well as their experience while at your place of business. Another important reason to keep up with building maintenance is the fact that it can help you protect against termites at your property. Termites are attracted to properties that have moisture rich soil. If there are any water issues around your building they can lead to an excess of water in your soil and ultimately draw in termites. Dead branches and trees on your property can also make termites more likely. Stay on top of your building maintenance – by doing it yourself or hiring help – to minimize your chances of getting a termite infestation.

Enlist the help of a professional

There are likely several areas of your business where you hire professional help. Examples include for bookkeeping, tax preparation, tech support, etc. Another area where you should consider enlisting professional help is for termite protection. Termites are a serious threat to the structure of your building. They can also threaten the success of your business by causing you to have to close down for treatment and/or repairs. Bringing in a termite professional to help you with prevention is a way to protect your business from those threats. When you hire a termite professional the first step will be to inspect your property for signs of a current infestation, a previous infestation, and damage. The results of the inspection will determine the recommendation that the inspector provides for prevention efforts or treatment. If your building receives a clear inspection then you can focus on prevention efforts. A great option for prevention – in conjunction with your maintenance efforts – is to have a termite baiting system installed around your property. This process can help prevent termites from coming into your building. If termites are discovered, options for treatment include a baiting system, chemical treatment, or structural fumigation. The right option or combination of options will depend upon the severity of the infestation. If you are committed to protecting your building from termites and termite damage, getting professional help will provide you with the best results.

Preventing termites at your business is worth the effort. Ignoring the possibility of termites will leave your building and potentially the success of your business at risk. The pros at TAPS Termite regularly work with businesses to provide protection against the threat of termites. Get in touch today to schedule your free inspection.

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