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Help Prevent or Avoid Termite Infestations by Doing the Following:

 

  • Stack all firewood, lumber or other wooden items, several feet away from your building.
     
  • Keep all wood supports of porches, patios, decks, or separate buildings more than one foot from contact with your home's foundation; and use only pressure-treated wood for all construction which contacts the ground.  Even treated wood has a limited protection period.

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  • Move all wood containing mulch (even cedar or redwood) and decorative wood chips at least one foot away from your foundation.  Sand and stones can be just as attractive and they discourage pest (including termites) harborage next to your building.
     
  • Repair any leaking water lines or fixtures, especially any that wet any wooden part(s) of your house.  Repair eaves, down spouts, gables, or shingles which allow wooden parts of your house to get wet even occasionally.
     
  • Monitor moisture levels and take steps to reduce moisture build-up in any crawl spaces.
     
  • Relocate any frequently watered garden or flower bed as far away from your home's perimeter as you can.
     
  • Change your outdoor lights from "white" bulbs to some yellow or pale amber, especially during the Spring, to reduce attraction of any night swarming termites near your house.

 

Prevention Tips for Pest in Your Home:

Pest and rodents aren't simply a nuisance - they can severely affect your health and the health of your family.  This is why prevention is critical in protecting homes, businesses, schools and any other place where human beings live, work or play from a pest infestation.

Here are some general tips to prevent household pests and rodents from entering your home:

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of regularly.
  • Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
  • Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.

 

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