Let’s say you’ve discovered a termite infestation in your home, called for professional help, and have completed termite treatment…. Now what? The termites are gone, but you’ve endured a bit of an ordeal that you don’t want to repeat. You might be wondering how you can prevent this problem from recurring.
This is a common question among homeowners who have dealt with a termite infestation. Prevention (or at the very least, early detection) is certain preferable to dealing with a problem that has advanced significantly and even caused damage to your home. So, what can you do?
There are a few ways to discourage termites from moving in and taking up residence. Maintain your home’s paint job, remove overgrown landscaping near the house, and repair any plumbing or drainage issues that cause water to pool around the structure. Basically, make sure your home doesn’t appeal to termites as an ideal environment.
However, sometimes homeowners do everything “right” and still end up with a termite infestation. The most important thing you can do is set up annual termite inspections, so that the problem can be detected and treated early if it does develop.
The process is really quite simple. Just give us a call, set an appointment for your inspection, and if we do see signs of a returning problem we will treat your home before the termites get out of control. But if we don’t see any signs of termites, then you don’t have to worry about it for another year.