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Written by Fernando Munoz
on May 27, 2021

The thought of termites in your home can be scary. This tiny pest has the ability to do big damage to your property. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to protect your home from the threat of termites. Prevention can come in the form of routine tasks like home maintenance and bringing in professional help.

Stay on top of home maintenance

Home maintenance can impact much more than the way your home looks or functions. Home maintenance can also protect your home from threats like termites. When you get behind on home maintenance tasks, your property can become more vulnerable to threats in some surprising ways. For example, a leaking pipe under your house can make a termite infestation more likely. The reason for this is the fact that Subterranean termites need to stay in close contact with moisture-rich soil in order to survive. When you get behind on home maintenance it can allow water to build up in the soil and become more appealing to termites.

Get a termite inspection for your home

A professional termite inspection of your home can help protect it from the threat of termites. During the inspection, the inspector will identify if you have an infestation. If your home is currently free from termites, the inspector will provide you with information about areas that are vulnerable to an infestation. This is valuable information because it can make it clear what type of action you need to take to prevent a future infestation.

Eradicate an active infestation

If an active infestation is discovered in your home, you need to take steps to eradicate it as quickly as possible. You cannot effectively protect your home from termites if you are living with an active infestation. The inspector can let you know the severity of the infestation and make recommendations for treatment.

Have termite baiting stations installed around your home

Termite baiting stations can provide long-term protection against termites for your home. Termite baiting stations work by measuring the level of termite activity around your property. Each station is stocked with a piece of easily digestible wood. As termites move toward your home, they encounter the wood and feed off of it. When a termite pro comes to check on the bait stations, the condition of the wood indicates the level of termite activity in the area. The condition of the wood lets the termite pro know if any steps need to be taken to protect your home from the threat of termites. Bait stations are an eco-friendly way to monitor termite activity and take action to protect your home when necessary.

If you are determined to keep your home protected from termites there are ways to make that happen. A combination of personal effort and professional intervention will provide you with the best results. The pros at TAPS Termite will partner with you to ensure that your home is free from termites and protected against the threat of a future infestation.

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