Avoiding Termite Problems At Home

Screen Shot 2013-08-29 at 3.15.37 PM We’re all aware of how destructive terminates can get, and the cost to get rid of them is not only expensive, it’s also unhealthy. Companies make use of strong chemicals to drive these termites away from the house, that it poses a hazardous threat on the environment.

While there simply is no harsher solution, especially if your house is already infested with it, there are simple and eco-friendlier ways to help prevent or lessen the damage of a termite infestation. As with any type of problems, prevention is the best form of solution.

1.) Make sure to defend your house against termites by having these treated and maintained by a specialist. There are companies today that offer more environmentally safe solutions, and they are otherwise known as “green exterminators”. One such solution may require the construction of metal shields or sand barriers, while other exterminators may have more carefully devised plans for killing termites, such as using nematodes or microscopic worms. The cost for this may be expensive, but if done right, it would be the most practical decision you can make to save your home.

2.) If there are repairs needed to be done in your house, get to them right away, especially when this concerns water damage. Termites thrive on damp areas. They love when something is moist, so the longer you sit on the repair of that roof under the garage due to the rain, the more it will become ready to host termites in.

3.) Protect your cabinets and woodwork with boric acid, which you can buy at any home specialty or hardware stores. The boric acid chalk, for instance, will be effective in preventing pests from seeping through the woodwork longer, so that if your exterminator has yet to get to work, there is at least some protection for your house for the meantime.

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