Many think spring to be the allergy season, but apart from spreading allergies, there’s one more problem that could cost you several thousand dollars. Did you know that damage caused by termites could lead to an expense of around six to nine thousand dollars if caught early?
Everybody owns the most expensive things in their homes that they take special care of, and you must be smart enough to get termites extracted before they cause damage to your belongings.
The spring season is popular for termites, and hence new and old homeowners need to be cautious and alert. Termites are tough to spot, and before you call on your pest control Schertz professional, here are a few steps you can take.
- Make sure there’s no cardboard around
Are you someone who has just moved into your new abode? Or are you someone who has to send off several deliveries in a day? If yes, you must have cardboard around. Get rid of all cardboard as soon as you can, as termites prefer chewing on them. Instead of storing things in cardboard, use plastic bins.
- Keep a tab on all the wooden items around your house
Take out time from your busy schedule and check all the exposed wooden items and furniture around your house. To check them, you have to press your fingers against the furniture and if you find the wood to crumble, this means they have already been attacked by termites. Spotting termites early will save you from critical damage that your insurance won’t cover.
- Make sure all things are clean both indoor and outdoor
One of the biggest issues made by homeowners is to leave dust particles and debris close to their homes, as these are the main food items for termites. If there are too many dead trees around your home, get them cut off. Declutter the entire area as termites not just feed on wood but also love cellulose from magazines, newspapers, and books.
- Eliminate moisture and dampness
Take a minute look around your house to spot leaky pipes and air conditioner leaks. Once there is a leak and water or moisture is coming in, this can dampen the wood around. Damp wood is the best place that invites termites. Repair the broken roof tiles that give way to moisture, and make sure there is proper ventilation to reduce levels of moisture and humidity.
- Get your home inspected annually
When you don’t have any specific preventative measures in your home, you are welcoming the problems. One of the most common ways of spotting termite infestation early is by getting your home inspected annually by a pest control expert. Watch out for a termite warranty so that you can cover any damage and repairs in the near future.
Regardless of whether you are a new or an old homeowner, you should take all the above-listed steps to keep a safe distance from termites and protect your valuable assets.