Nowadays, faced with the risk of termite infestation, we have to take times and think of what to do to prevent them. We need to know what we can do and what we have to do. This article contain some termite control tips and tricks, that you can effort to do it yourself. Even though you can do it, please consider to call pest control service for the further treatments.
The following tips and tricks can be done by yourself
1. Scrap wood and wood debris
Some termites like Dampwood termites and Subterranean termites love moistures. Scrap wood and wood debris around or under your home might have the right moisture for those termites. If those scrap wood and wood debris are connected to your home structure, then it is highly possible that it would be a bridge for the Subterranean termites to invade your home. So you need to remove all scrap wood and wood debris around or under your home.
2. Landscape mulch 12 inch away
If you have mulch or soil for your garden or whatever it is for, make sure to put it 12-18 inch away from the foundation of your home. This one of the termite control tips and tricks is really usefull for you to avoid Subterranean termite come to your house.
3. Keep clean and repair guther, soffits and rooted roof shingles
Clean and repair is one of the thing you really have to consider in fighting termite infestation. A dirty guther, rooted roof or soffits will be the main attraction for termites. Especially, dampwood termites. This type of termites love living in moist and damp wooden structure or leaf. If you gave a little bit opening to your home, they will started to invade your interior.
4. Divert water away form your house
Another termite control tips and tricks is divert water away form your house. If you have sprinkler, make sure that the system does not distribute water near the foundation. Make sure you have proper downspouts, gutter and splash block. The water that too close to your foundation will later moistened the ground and give access to subterranean termites to make mud tubes on your fondation and walls.
5. Monitor all wooden exterior
Keep on check youe wooden furniture exterior. Even though your exterior don’t have any contact to any kind of soil and mostly made of drywood, you need to check it. Drywood termites loves undecayed wood with low moisture. Check if there is kind of sawdust or decay on your wooden furniture, if it is there, that is mean your furniture have been eaten by Drywood termites.
6. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house
This termite control tips and tricks is for those who use firewood. Put your firewood storage far-far away from your house. This is because termite might use your firewood for their nest. Drywood and Dampwood, may live in your firewood collection. Make sure to check whether it is infested or not before you taking it in your home.
Those are some tips and tricks you can do by yourself. But remember to consider scheduling a professional inspection. You can choose FUMIDA for professional termite service control. Contact us for more information. Thank you.