Do you find pesky little creatures rowing through your woodwork? Or, worse, have you seen termites swarming around your home? If so, then it’s time to take action! These scepters of destruction can cause extensive damage to your property. If left unchecked, termites can pose a health risk to you and your family.
Termites Dining on Wood & Posing Health Risks
Most termites feast on wood, but they don’t discriminate between living trees and the two-by-fours that make up your home. Termites will happily munch away at the cellulose in paper products, insulation, and swimming pool liners.
Once termites set up a shop in your house, they can quickly do extensive damage, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs.
What’s more, termites do not cause direct harm to humans, but their presence can indirectly cause health problems. For example, termites that invade your home can create tiny holes in walls and floors that allow dust and other allergens into the air you breathe.
Moreover, when termites eat through the support beams of your home, it can cause the structure to collapse. This puts you and your family at risk of severe injuries.
Termites also rarely bite humans, but when they do, it can cause an allergic reaction in some people resulting in redness, swelling, and itchiness around the bite. Some might even experience difficulty breathing.
Termite Prevention Tips
If you are concerned about termites causing health problems for you and your family, there are some things you can do for termite prevention and to stop them from entering your home in the first place.
1. Ensure Timely Termite Inspections
Have your home inspected for termites regularly, at least once a year. This will help to catch any potential infestations early on before they have a chance to cause severe damage.
Classic Pest Control Operators, Inc. is a termite control company servicing the Weatherford area for over 40 years. Our licensed termite exterminators can provide a termite inspection and help you develop a treatment plan to keep your home termite-free.
2. Keep Your Home Clean and Dry
Termites are attracted to moisture, so it’s vital to keep your home clean and dry. Fix any leaks in your plumbing and roof, and ensure proper drainage around your foundation. You should also check for signs of water damage, such as peeling paint or warping wood.
3. Maintain Distance between Your Home and Wooded Areas
Termites are more likely to invade your home near a wooded area. Try to maintain a distance of at least 20 feet between your home and any trees or shrubs.
If you have a deck or other wooden structure on your property, make sure it is at least six inches off the ground. You should also remove stumps, logs, or other organic debris from your yard.
4. Use Termite-Resistant Wood
Certain types of wood offer strong resistance to termites. If you are planning any home improvement projects that involve wood, consider using termite-resistant varieties such as redwood, cypress, or cedar. While it is not foolproof, termite-resistant wood can make your home less appealing to these pests.
If you already have termites in your home, it is crucial to get treatment. Classic Pest Control Operators, Inc. offers the best termite treatment plan to eliminate termites and keep them from coming back.
We also offer a 2-year warranty that is renewable for the lifetime of the structure. Our termite treatment is backed by science and has proven effective against all termite species in Weatherford and surrounding areas.