When thinking of the most destructive pests that can possibly plague a household, termites are the first to come to mind. Termites have the potential to cause extensive (and costly!) damage. Not everyone has the time or money to spend on large-scale treatments for termites, but anyone who cares about their home should look for a way to prevent an infestation.

How To Avoid A Termite Infestation

Some homes have wood-burning grills and fireplaces, but a woodpile is less common. If you do happen to keep a supply of wood outside, store it away from the home. Moist wood is an attractive meal to termites, so it is advisable to bring your wood inside. Also, sticks, broken branches, and lumber should be kept away from the perimeter of your home. Do regular sweeps of your lawn to make sure you aren’t inadvertently leaving bait out for this unwanted pest.

Water leaks attract termites. Moist patches can indicate that you have a leak present. Don’t ignore this! Take the time necessary to seal up cracks around exterior faucets, doors and windows, and pay close attention to possible leaks in your roof. Termites find any moisture appealing, and even a small crack provides an open door into your home.

Consult with a professional like McCarthy Termite & Pest Control about how to get rid of termites AND let us show you how to keep them out of your home. You can set up regular treatments for your foundation and additions to your home such as wooden decks. Some of our treatments are used to repel water in order to remove the moisture on wood that is likely to attract termites.

Homeowners know that termites are one of the country’s most destructive pests. Having your home treated by McCarthy Termite & Pest Control, followed up with taking some simple preventative measures, will defend your home from the extensive damage these pests cause if ignored. Call McCarthy Termite & Pest Control and let our experts help you protect your home from termites.