A termite infestation can severely damage your home and property. In order to avoid the negative effects of a termite infestation, all homes (particularly those in areas with a higher risk of termite infestation) should receive regular termiticide spray services form a professional company. This small investment in termite control can save you thousands of dollars in potential repairs should a termite infestation take hold in your home.
In addition to a professional termite spray service for termite control, there are a few natural techniques that you can use to help ensure that your home does not become infested with termites.
Know What Types of Wood Termites Prefer
Termites are naturally more attracted to certain types of wood than others. Additionally, there are certain types of woods that are less likely to become infested with termites, or negate the risk altogether. some of the types of wood that termites are not attracted to include:
- Eastern red cedar
- Black walnut
- Pacific Yew
Subterranean termites require moisture in order to survive and thrive in any environment. Subterranean termites may seek moisture underground and bring it back with them – but most will seek locations where moisture is already present. Subterranean termites are found throughout the entirety of the lower 48 United States.
On the other hand, drywood termites do not require moisture in order to infest wood. Drywood termites are only typically found in the Southern US and are rarely seen in the North.
The best choice that you can make to protect your home from termite infestation is to work with a professional termite control company who has the expertise required to protect your home. In addition to working with a pest control company, keeping a close eye on the state of your home and knowing the signs of an infestation can help you to spot a termite problem before it causes serious damage or snowballs into a large infestation.