There are a lot of wonderful things about living in Saratoga. You can enjoy the small-town feel of living in a residential community while remaining close enough to the city to drive in for work. If you call this corner of the world home then you understand just how much it has to offer residents. While it may feel like a dream to be in a ‘small town’ that is so close to the city, you still have to deal with the realities of life in Saratoga. One of those realities is termites. Termites love Saratoga just as much as you do and will happily infest your home if you do not take steps to protect against them. Fortunately, you can protect your home from the threat of termites this spring with a few proactive steps.
Get a professional termite inspection
Getting a professional termite inspection is the first step in protecting your home in Saratoga from termites. During the inspection, an experienced, licensed inspector will assess the visually accessible areas of your home and provide a thorough narrative report outlining any current wood-destroying organism (WDO) infestations. The inspection report will also include information about any conditions that make the structure vulnerable to an infestation in the future.
Never let your guard down when it comes to termites
Your Saratoga home is always at risk for developing a termite infestation. When termites swarm, they are looking for new place to establish their next colony. This means that termites can easily fly into your Saratoga home from virtually anywhere. For example, if you have a neighbor with a termite infestation, termite swarmers can fly over from your neighbor’s property and take up residence in your home. If you have a clear termite inspection report this year, that is good news. However, you still have to make plans to keep your home protected in the future.
Keep up with maintenance around your home
Getting behind on certain maintenance issues around your house can make it more susceptible to a termite infestation. For example, Subterranean termites need moisture-rich soil in order to thrive. They are more attracted to properties that have this type of soil. If you have a leak or a downspout that does not work properly, the soil around your home may be building up moisture. The longer you go without dealing with this issue the more likely you are to develop an infestation. Dealing with maintenance issues promptly – especially those related to water – will provide you will more protection against termites.
Invest in ongoing termite protection
In Saratoga, you can get ongoing termite protection from the pros at TAPS Termite. Ongoing termite protection is a way to provide your home with continuous protection against this pest. This protection may include regularly scheduled termite inspections, the application of termiticide, and the placement of termite baiting systems.
It is possible to protect your home in Saratoga from termites this spring. You can stay ahead of these pests by getting a professional termite inspection, keeping your guard up, properly maintaining your house, and investing in ongoing termite protection. Let the experts at TAPS Termite help you with each part of the process – get in touch today.