Did you know there are some things you may be doing that attract termites to your home?
Terminates are a nightmare for homeowners and can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your house. Fortunately, if you are struggling with a termite problem, you have many options for fixing the issue, but did you know there are some things you may be doing that attract these pests in the first place?
Here are 5 common things you may be doing to attract termites without realizing:
Not Cleaning Your Gutters
If you don’t clean your gutters regularly, the leaves and other debris that accumulate there end up collecting and trapping moisture. These clogs create a very hospitable environment for termites to set in and start ruining your home.
By cleaning your gutters regularly and even having them professionally cleaned from time to time, you lower these risks.
Stacking Firewood Too Close to Home
If you keep woodpiles close to your home, that could be a powerful attraction for termites, as wood is their primary food source. Placing wood next to your home may be convenient, but it puts your home at risk of an infestation. You should keep firewood at least 20 feet away from any construction to ensure the termites don’t jump from the firewood to your home.
Ignoring Rotting Wood for Too Long
If you have stumps and dead trees next to your home, you need to dispose of them quickly and not just for aesthetics purposes. The wood will soon start to decay, attracting hungry termites looking for food.
After they consume that wood, they can move on to other sources next to your home.
Spreading Mulch Next to Your Foundation
Mulch is essential to the soil’s health, but if your garden is too close to your foundation, you may be creating a clear path for termites to start munching on your foundation. These pests are drawn to mulch because it also creates a warm and moist environment, and when they run out of resources in the garden, they can quickly move on to your house’s foundation.
Planting Trees Too Close to Your Home
Since termites love wood, having trees too close to your home makes it easier for them to jump from the tree to your house, especially if you have long branches that touch the construction facade. Consider making sure the branches aren’t overgrown or plant your trees a few feet away from the house.
Professional Termite Control
If you are dealing with a termite problem, one of the best ways to ensure you fix it is to call a team of professionals and use their expertise to ensure the problem gets resolved without much hassle. Get in touch with B & D Pest Solutions LLC now for more information about our services and see how we can help with your termite problem.
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