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Written by Fernando Munoz
on October 25, 2019

A termite infestation is something that homeowners and business owners alike hope to avoid. Termites can be extremely destructive when it comes to the structure of your home business or property, and they are very difficult to get rid of.

That’s why it’s really important that you do everything possible to keep termites out of your place of residence or business. Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to prevent termites from making themselves comfortable inside the walls of your home or business or the wood structure or yard in the case of subterranean termites.

To start, TAPS Termite will do a thorough inspection by one of our highly qualified and licensed termite expert technicians. It is not uncommon for us to find a termite problem even when it is not obvious to the naked eye. That is why it's better to be penny wise than pound foolish when it comes to termite detection, prevention and treatment. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage in the USA every year. Yes that’s billions with a B! A thorough, professional inspection by a licensed expert technician is the only way that you can know for sure if you are experiencing a termite problem.

Termite prevention is a very important factor in making sure you are not inviting termites in. Lots of things you may never think about can be a reason termites might be present. Things like excessive water near the foundation of your home or property. Moisture is a real problem when it comes to termite prevention. That’s why it is always wise to contact a TAPS Termite representative to check things out and provide you with some real insight into the best ways to prevent termites.

Wood is also a very obvious enticement to termites. The best way to eliminate this is to limit to the best of your ability wood and wood sources near the foundation of your home or property. It is recommended that you keep wood mulch and scraps several inches away from the foundation. Dead plants, foliage and leaves should be kept away as much as possible. Firewood, scrap lumber and other wood materials need to be kept away.

The best and most cost effective way to prevent termites is to have a regularly scheduled annual termite inspection to be smart and safe. Most termite companies including TAPS Termite have programs to provide regular termite inspections and treatments to prevent any infestations that can cost you thousands of dollars if left unattended.

If you would like more information on termite inspections or preventative measures, don’t hesitate to contact us at TAPS Termite at (408) 259-5900 today.

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