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How do you protect your home or business? Do you lock your doors every night? Have you invested in a high-quality security system that alerts you if an intruder breaks in? Maybe your criminal deterrent is a 100-pound rottweiler. Whichever ways you choose to use to keep human invaders off your property, we are confident they will not help you deter termites. To add termite prevention onto your home or business’s protection plan, here are a few things to consider.

subterranean termites chewing wood

Factors Termites Find Appealing About A Property 

 

Subterranean termites are quite the picky pests. If you didn’t already know, these termites eat wood, but not just any wood; wood that is soft due to water damage, rot, or decay. These conditions are common around homes and businesses, especially ones that were built 30, 40, or over 50 years ago. We will cover some ways to keep wood around your property from getting soft.

 

Fallen trees, rotting stumps, uncovered firewood, leaves, and sticks are just as attractive to termites as a home that is water damaged, rotting, or decayed. Sometimes termites will come onto properties because they see a snack and then stick around for the main course once they find your home.
 
Infesting a structure is not always easy for termites. If your home or business has a solid non-wood barrier between its wood and the exterior soil around it, termites will have more difficulty getting inside. Structures that do not have this are at an increased risk of an infestation.
 
We should mention that some termites, such as the dry wood termite, have no preference for a wood’s type or density. The good news is that these pests are less common in our area and much easier to identify than subterranean termites.

 

How To Prevent Termites

 

To prevent termites, your properties’ wood has to be inedible. To keep these pests off your property, you have to remove snacks these pests like to eat. To protect your whole neighborhood, you have to inform the people around you. Here are some practical ways to follow through with these three prevention measures:

  • Eliminate leaves, sticks, cardboard, and other wood-based clutter from your property.

  • Remove stumps and fallen trees from your yard.

  • Store firewood and untreated lumber at least 30 feet from your home or business.

  • Fix leaky fixtures and pipes around your property.

  • Repair water damaged, rotting, or decaying structural wood.

  • Make sure your gutters are clean and properly channeling water away from the exterior of your home or business.

  • Remove sources of water build up around your property.

  • Avoid using wood-based mulch around your yard.

  • Install a non-wood barrier between your building’s structure and exterior soil, if there is not one already.

Why Professional Pest Control Is Your Best Option For Termites

 

When doing a job right versus doing it wrong could cost you your home or business, a professional must be involved. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we ensure termites stay off properties for good with industry-leading pest products and advanced termite prevention tactics. We also offer thorough termite inspections to help property owners identify problems early. 
 
No matter the size of your infestation, or the condition of your home or business, we confidently offer your solution here at All-Safe. Contact our team today to learn more about advanced termite control and schedule your home for a detailed inspection. Let us show you what top-tier pest control services look like for your Plano property.

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