Top Termite Prevention Tips
July 11, 2017 Termites
In our Southern Florida service area, it isn't a matter of, IF a home will get termites, but more a matter of when. We have all the worst termites. We even have super-termites. And those termites are everywhere. That is why it is vital that every Florida home has ongoing, always active, termite protection.
Four Things You Can Do
The most destructive termite species are subterranean termites. These termites come up from the ground and eat away at wooden structures for years without detection. These four tips can help you reduce damage done over time.
Inspections are key. You need to be willing to go into tight, cramped, hidden places around, and under, your home to look for signs of subterranean termites. If your home has no wood that touches the ground, these termites must build mud tubes up foundation walls to get to the wood. These tunnels will look like packed mud.
Keep things trimmed. If the perimeter around your home is trimmed, it is much easier to see mud tubes when they develop.
Keep things dry. Subterranean termites are drawn to moisture. Any condition that allows your perimeter soil to be moist will be an invitation to termite swarmers.
Move wood away. If you have construction materials in your yard, consider moving them at least 20 feet from your exterior walls and elevate those products off the ground.
One Thing Only A Pest Control Company Can Do
Subterranean termites are sneaky. Really sneaky. They can avoid being detected by even the most diligent home or business owner. But they are not sneaky enough to avoid the Advance Termite Baiting System. When the termite comes near to your home, they find the bait in these discreet bait stations and transfer the bait back to the invading colony. This poisoned bait directly targets termites and termites alone, and is slow-acting, which allows it to get past the defenses of a termite colony and go straight to the queen. When the queen dies, the colony dies. It is just that simple. But, since the Advance Termite Baiting System must be installed by a certified installer, it is not a system that can be put in place by a property owner.
If you would like Advance Termite Baiting System protection for your Florida property, reach out to Nozzle Nolen. Our team is certified to install and maintain this proven, reliable, and eco-friendly termite control system. There is simply no better way to ensure a termite-free Florida home. Get your protection in place today, and keep these silent destroyers from eating away at your investment.