When you live in Florida, termites are seemingly inevitable. Our weather creates the perfect climate for them to get comfortable in our homes and yards. And if we don’t watch out they can do some serious damage. The very best way to avoid termites, or treat an existing infestation is to call Holder Termite and Pest Control.
Getting an expert on your property is the only way to truly be informed about your current pest situation. But, in the meantime, there are other projects you can take on to protect your home.
1. Make sure your attic is properly ventilated
Termites love the warm, dark, and damp places in your home. It’s important to do what you can to make sure they don’t have a comfortable place to settle in and start eating! Make sure your attic is properly ventilated to reduce humidity and render your home a less desirable place to live.
2. Remove infested trees and stumps
If you have a tree on your property that is dead or dying, chances are high that it is already infested with termites. In the wild, termites serve a significant purpose by eliminating fallen trees, making room for new trees to grow. However, this is problematic when that tree is in your backyard. If you’re unsure about the health of your trees, call a professional as soon as possible. Once you have an infestation on your property, it’s all too easy for those termites to find their way into your home.
3. Keep your eye out for standing water
If there are places around your home where you find water pooling, you may be unintentionally creating a nice safe space for termites to live. Make sure that your gutters are working properly so that rain and excess water falls away from your home. This may require grading the soil around your foundation so that water has a place to go. And keep in mind not only rain but even the condensation created by your air conditioning unit.
4. Beware of wooden structures attached to your home
Building a pergola above your back porch or patio is a great way to dress up your outdoor space and provide a little bit of shade during the summer. But these wooden structures may also be attracting unwanted pests. Keep an eye on all of the wooden structures that are attached to your home including your decking and fencing. If you notice any of these elements are infested with termites, the chances are high that they are already in your home.
While these measures may help in protecting your home from pests, they are not the end-all solution to your pest control concerns. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our pest control experts, they will do a thorough examination of your home and give you a free estimate of our services. We’ve been providing termite control to Volusia County residents for over 35 years and we’d love to invite you to join the Holder family.