Termites are the most fear-inducing pests that homeowners face. While other pests may cause potential biohazards, no pest does as much damage as quickly as termites. Termite colonies can populate and repopulate areas quickly. They feed on the very thing that holds your home together, so their presence is an immediate threat to your property. While termites have peak seasons and regions where they affect homeowners, there are also conditional circumstances that allow termites to thrive. Beware of these ideal termite conditions and address them quickly.
Heavy Moisture Around Your Foundation
In general, wet conditions around your home’s foundation are never ideal. Termites enjoy wet conditions that allow them to tunnel and reach the inside of your home. If your home is on a lot that slopes downhill, or the weather where you live is constantly wet, you may want to take extra care to prevent termites. Additionally, any plumbing issues in your home need to be addressed promptly.
Wood Near Your Home Creates a Starting Point for Termites
Termites aren’t evil, conniving creatures bent on specifically destroying your home; they’re bugs that eat wood. That being said, if you have wood around your property, this creates a potential starting point for termites. Storing firewood or lumber against your home can bring termites close to your foundation and create an additional risk.
The Landscaping Around Your Home’s Perimeter Can Create Ideal Conditions for Termites
Vegetation and landscaping around the exterior of your home can add curb appeal, but too often it creates pest problems. Having a landscaped yard isn’t a problem, but if you have plants growing up against the side of your house, it can create moisture in this area that affects your foundation. This can attract termites, and the vegetation can make it difficult to inspect the area for termites, compounding your problems.
Schedule Termite Inspection Services to Prevent Problems
Whether or not you have ideal termite conditions around your home, it’s a good idea to have a standing termite inspection service in place. Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to homes that they affect. The minimal cost of a standing inspection service is a worthwhile preventive step for your home. By inspecting your home and spraying for termites, your pest control service can protect your home.
Carmel Valley Pest Control Provides Termite Agreements
Preventive inspection and spraying services are the best way to stop termites. At Carmel Valley Pest Control, you’ll find knowledgeable professionals who can service and protect your home against these pests. To schedule termite service, contact Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.