Having a home is such a beautiful blessing. You have a place you can call your own and safe space for you and your loved ones. Plus, you worked so hard to attain this dream of yours to come to reality and you wouldn’t one anyone or anything to destroy it.
That’s why as a homeowner you should be aware of how to prevent termites from invading your home and damaging your belongings. And they say “prevention is better than cure” so here are the
3 Best Ways to Keep Your Home Termite Proof.
Get Rid of Excessive Moisture
Termites are attracted to moisture, especially in wood structures, they need moisture to survive. Check your home, from attics, crawl spaces, basements to air-conditioning units and other areas where it’s susceptible to termite infestations. By getting rid of excess moisture and water sources will keep your home termite free. You can do this by making sure to fix all water leaks in your kitchen, bathroom, roof, ceiling, and walls immediately. Keep in mind to always keep any wooden pieces’ dry at all times. Investing in a dehumidifier can also be a great help to remove excess moisture in your home.
Properly Store Wood Piles and Cardboard
Wood and cardboard boxes are termites’ favorite food, they love to feast on these since they contain cellulose, a plant-based substance which allows them to survive. So if you don’t want to have a termite infestation in your house then you better gather all your wood piles and cardboard boxes and store it in a place that is concrete and dry. Ideally, you should avoid storing these items in your house. It is best to store them at least 20 feet away from your home in a shed or if you don’t have one, a garage will do. Just make sure that when storing these items, they must be lifted above ground by using a metal platform or a stone to keep them away from reach.
Sealing cracks and other small gaps and holes in your home should be a priority since termites enter your house through below or at ground level. Plus, not only can termites enter these small openings but also other pests, such as mice, spiders, cockroaches and the like, can use it as a pathway into your home. Sealing these entryways can help keep them away and it will be harder for them to penetrate your property. So, if you don’t want to see termites taking up residence in your home, make sure to seal all the cracks properly.
These are just some of the many ways you can keep your home termite proof.