Termites covering a piece of wood

How to Protect Yourself From Termites

Protect Your Home From Termites

Termites aren’t just a nuisance like ants or other creatures. They can unleash a lot of damage before you even know they’re there.

Termites are wood-dwelling creatures that use the common home-building substance as their food. They actually feed on cellulose, and as they feast and inject the source with moisture, the wood structure breaks down piece by piece.

Here are some ways to protect your home from a termite infestation.

Remove Wood to Ground Contact

Termites usually come from the ground, and they’re looking for wood, so removing entry points is key to preventing their intrusion. If you have wood stakes, a deck, or other wood features around your home, protect them before securing them in the ground. A common solution is to use a concrete base for wood-to-ground connections. Also, where practical, lift any wood items off the ground.

Schedule Inspections

The key to preventing termites from destroying your home is to catch them early. That’s why regular inspections of your home are crucial, especially if your home is made of wood or you have a lot of wood structures around the house.

A licensed professional can spot the signs of termite damage a mile away and even give you tips on how to secure your home if there are obvious ways termites can get in. A yearly inspection is a great way to ensure you stay safe from termites.

Know the Warning Signs

In between inspections, always be alert for warning signs that termites are present. It could be the difference between a small infestation and a major problem. Some common signs of termite infestation include:

  • Peeling wall paint
  • Sagging drywall
  • Flying termites (swarmers looking to mate)
  • Hollow-sounding wood

Don’t Wait - Call Today for Termite Remediation

Termites can quickly take over your home and ruin what you’ve worked so hard to build and maintain. Don’t let it happen! Contact Econex Pest Management at (888) 508-4205 for all your termite inspection, prevention, and treatment needs.