How Can I prevent A Termite Infestation?

How can I prevent a termite infestationHow can I prevent a Termite Infestation? There comes a point in every structure in Southern California when it will be affected by either drywood or subterranean termites. It is not possible to make termites go extinct, or stop them from swarming.

There is no forcefield that will make it so termites are unable to enter the airspace around your home, and that’s really only because Elon Musk won’t return my calls. However, there are some preventative measures that can help deter, slow, or altogether stop termites from having access into your home.

How can I prevent a Termite Infestation? There comes a point in every structure in Southern California when it will be affected by either drywood or subterranean termites. It is not possible to make termites go extinct, or stop them from swarming.

There is no forcefield that will make it so termites are unable to enter the airspace around your home, and that’s really only because Elon Musk won’t return my calls. However, there are some preventative measures that can help deter, slow, or altogether stop termites from having access into your home.

1. Inspect and treat annually

Termites can swarm up to two times per year. In California, they do not move too quickly or aggressively so a new termite infestation in your home may not show any signs or symptoms right away.

If you have a thorough annual termite inspection performed in your home, you should be able to catch infestations early enough to treat them by way of local termite treatment methods.

 

See here for different treatment types  and keep a very minor termite issue from becoming a huge termite problem and expense. Click to schedule an inspection.

2. Wood repairs and painting

As your home ages, wood gets damaged either because of exposure to the elements or external forces, such as termites and wood-rot. Click here for tips on how to identify termite and wood rot damage.