Everything you need to know about pests
Of all the pests out there, termites are the biggest threat to any structure due to their destructive nature. They are legion in number, and dealing with them is rather expensive. Plus, there’s a good amount of time that’s going to be spent in eliminating them. If you’d rather take the proactive approach against this pest, here are a couple of handy tips to help you out.
Destroy their Prospective Dwelling
Start by removing anything that termites can live in. These include debris, tree branches, and dead leaves, among others. These things provide ample room for termites to multiply as well as food for their growth. Once you’ve gotten rid of their homes, you can now concentrate on actually eliminating them.
Another solution is to have all plumbing pipes checked out for leaks. If there’s water leaking into the unknown parts of your home, this will attract termites and provide enough moisture for them. Without moisture, they will be forced to flee your property.
Common Home Wood Surfaces that Attract Termites
We all know wood is a magnet for termites. Therefore, get rid of all untreated wood inside your house and replace them with treated ones. This measure will deter termites and remove another place where they can source out their sustenance.
For new homeowners, it’s imperative to remove scaffolding wood immediately. This kind of wood, if not eliminated quickly, will be an entry point for termites in your new house. Once they have infested your property, you can expect to pay double in having the damage caused by these pests repaired.
The Danger that Awaits
Although a colony of termites can only feed one pound of wood a day, there’s a huge number of colonies that can actually enter your properties. What’s even worse is that termite queens who lay thousands of eggs a day can live up to 25 years while a common termite can live for 2 to 5 years.
Since this number of termites can feed on your wood surfaces daily and can live this long, they can do a lot of damage to the inner and unseen structures of your properties over time. And before the damage becomes obvious, the magnitude of the destruction has probably reached its highest intensity.
Getting rid of termites is certainly no walk in the park. With these proactive solutions, you are limiting the chances of them infesting your home. But if all else fails, there are pest control professionals from Jersey City Exterminators who are ready to assist you in handling your termite problems.