If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.
Termites may continue attacking a house even if you get rid of them completely. If they find your home inviting, they will keep coming back over and over. Keep reading for some tips so you can keep these dangerous insects away from your home.
Install Termite Bait Stations
Hire a pest control company to install termite bait stations in your yard. This attracts termites, and when they eat the pesticide they die. These bait stations can be installed under the ground as there are termites that build colonies underground. This will kill them below the ground before they have time to come out and into your home.
Bait stations are beneficial as a limited amount of chemicals are used but will target a lot of termites. A pest control company can generally install these bait stations quickly depending on how large your yard is. They will determine how many bait stations are needed. While the pest control company is at your home, they can do an inspection to determine if you have termites now that need to be taken care of.
Walk around your home outside to see if you can find entry points, such as small cracks in the foundation or anything that is made of wood. If you have older siding then it may have become loose in different areas, and if so, termites can easily get through and into your home. Look for gaps around gas and water lines. If you do find gaps, purchase a foam sealant or you can use caulk.
If you find cracks in the foundation, patch them with a patching compound or cement. If you have a lot of cracks or they are large, contact a professional to inspect them for you and make repairs. If you have wood outside, paint it to fill in crevices and small cracks. There are bug screens that you can purchase to install over the attic and foundation vents.
Termites are attracted to moisture along with wood. Keep as much water away from your home as you can. If the gutters are full, water will run down the side of your home and near the foundation. If you have storm drains, make sure they are empty of standing water.
If you use sprinklers, do not point the heads toward your home. Look outside for leaky pipes and repair them.
For pool owners, use a pool cover when the pool is not in use. If possible, drain the pool of water during the cold months. If you do use a cover, you need to ensure water does not collect on top of it as well.
Contact a termite control service for more information.Share
24 April 2023