Termites, causes one of the most destructive pests infestation there is. It really is hard when you have a termite infestation in your home, because most of the time, especially when the infestation has just started, they damage your home silently. Most of the time we don’t see them especially the ones inside your walls or roofs. We are most likely to discover a termite infestation when they have greatly damaged a structure in your home, and by that, it means they already have been infesting your home for a long time. Termites eat more than just wood, they like to eat anything made of plants or trees, especially rotten ones, some also were discovered eating plastics.
Termites eat not as quick as you think, a large colony could consume 1 pound of wood a day, it may seem small but what if you’ve got a very large colony in your home? It may have consumed more than just a pound. An average termite colony consists of 60,000 to 1,000,000 termites. That’s a lot for one colony, but what if you’ve got a huge colony now? Additionally, given the fact that they don’t sleep, and they work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, most of their work is eating. Which really is a bad thing. Given all these facts, these tiny insects are really one of the most destructive and dangerous pest infestations to have. That’s why you have to make sure your home is free of termites. Below are tips to avoid termite infestation.
Get rid of moisture in your home
Termites love moist areas, avoid moisture in your home, especially in the outdoors, termites live underground outdoors, so when you have moisture outside your home, that will attract termites that would eventually lead them to start an infestation in your home. So how do you get rid of moistures, make sure you don’t have leaking pipes, check your plumbing system. Make sure your roof drainage has no leaks too and disposes stormwater correctly.
Check your home of damages
Check your home if you have damages like holes, cracks, or any kind of openings. Check the walls, windows, and roofs. These openings are gateways for termites to enter your home. If you were able to locate an opening, have it repaired immediately.
Hire a pest control
Hiring a pest control is not just hiring them to exterminate a current infestation, you can hire them to inspect your house if you already have a termite infestation, you could also hire them to apply pest protection in your home. Hire a pest control from time to time, to inspect your home do it frequently, but regarding the types of furniture inside your home, you can do it by yourself. Another advice is, when your home is still under construction, hire a pest control to apply termite proofing in your house.
Get rid of woods around your home
Get rid of woods or papers around your home especially outdoors, I’m not talking about furniture or items, get rid of woods you don’t use, and garbages like papers, they would most likely consume them and eventually, it would lead them to your house.