Termite Prevention

Your property – be it your home or business – is probably your single largest investment. For this reason you will want to provide the best possible protection from the risks of termite damage and other pest problems.

Importance of Termite Prevention

  • Termite control solutions can be expensive

Termites are responsible for billions of dollars worth of damage each year. A termite infestation can be hard to spot as termites live underground and eat away at wood from the inside. They can damage a property for many years, without your knowledge and without any obvious signs. This damage can be very expensive to fix.

  • All properties are at risk of termites

Even properties built primarily of brick or stone can still suffer from termite problems, because structural supports as well as other building components are constructed of wood and other cellulose-based materials, which is the substance that termites like to feed on. This is how termites can seriously damage the foundations of a building.

  • Early detection = quicker and cheaper solution

While no one can guarantee that you will never have a termite problem, having a termite prevention plan can ensure early detection of a possible problem and the opportunity to solve it quickly before it turns into a serious infestation.

Termite specialists can suggest simple steps to protect buildings and prevent a small termite problem developing into a damaging termite infestation.

If you are worried about termites, get a FREE termite inspection or learn more about Ehrlich's termite treatment plans.

Termite Prevention – Practical Tips

Termites need two things to survive – wood and moisture. If you are able to minimize wood and moisture, you will be protecting your property from the risk of a termite problem and the need for a potentially costly termite control solution.

  • Stack firewood at the far end of the garden
  • Make sure that leaves and garden waste aren’t stored next to the house
  • Ensure regular maintenance of taps and pipes
  • Provide good ventilation in crawl spaces

Wood that directly touches soil gives termites easy access. Regular inspection of the following may help to spot early signs of termites.

  • Fence posts, trellises or landscaping ties
  • Firewood stacked up against the house
  • Mulch that touches the house
  • Structural supports
  • Wood debris (often from building) buried in the soil

A seemingly small leak can create perfect moisture conditions for termites. Whenever possible, try to fix the following, which may discourage termite activity around your property:

  • Leaky faucets
  • Leaky gutters and downspouts that leave water near the foundation
  • Ground sloping toward the foundation
  • Insufficient ventilation in basements and crawl spaces

Protection from Termites

The best protection from termites is to have your property regularly checked for any signs of activity. If a termite problem does arise it can be dealt with early, with minimum fuss and maximum impact.

Ehrlich’s termite monitoring & baiting system works 365 days a year to alert you to early signs of a termite problem. Our termite specialists will visit your home or business on a regular basis and inspect the system for termite activity.

Call us today at 1-877-855-5659 to arrange a FREE termite inspection or for more advice on termite prevention.

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