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Want To Protect Your Home From Termites? 3 Steps You Should Take

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Termites have the ability to cause catastrophic amounts of damage to your home. Consequently, it should come as no surprise the effective termite control is an important part of responsible home ownership. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps that you can take to help keep your home termite free. Continue reading to learn more about three of these steps.

Move Items Away From Your Home That Could Attract Termites

Storing items such as firewood or wood patio furniture close to the exterior of your home is like a neon sign welcoming termites to invade your space. This is because these items provide termites with a food source, moisture, and an excellent hiding spot. Once these items become infested with termites, it wont be long before these termites make the jump from their current location into your home. Moving any items that could house termites at least several feet from your home can help to prevent this from happening.

Use Physical Barriers To Prevent Termites From Traveling Into Your Home

While some items can be easily moved away from your home in order to try and prevent a termite infestation, this approach simply is not possible in some situations. For instance, if you use mulch in your landscaping, you cannot simply keep the mulch away from the exterior of your home. In this situation it is important to use a physical barrier such as plastic sheeting in order to prevent termites that may nest in your mulch from traveling into your home.

Make Use Of Professional Pest Control Services

One of the reasons that termites are so dangerous is that they are often difficult for homeowners to detect. Consequently, many homeowners are not even aware that they have a termite problem until after these pests have already done a significant amount of damage. Not only can this result in hefty repair bills, but it can also make eliminating the infestation much harder. That is why it is so important to make use of professional pest control services on a preventative basis.

Having your home professionally inspected for termites on a regular basis will allow you to detect the presence of termites in the earliest stages and ultimately allow you to prevent a full blown infestation. A professional exterminator can also help you to identify any potential entry points for termites and make recommendations regarding the steps you can take to eliminate these weak points in your home's defense. 

For more information on termite control, contact a pest control company such as Kingsway Extermination.