Dealing With Termites

Posted on: 21 May 2017

There are all sorts of different types of pests that can try to make a living in your home. You can deal with rodents or insects. One common type of pest that can do a lot of damage is a termite. Termites like to get into the frame of the home because it is made from wood. If there is a termite problem in your home it needs to be dealt with very quickly. The longer the problem lasts, the more the termites are able to damage your home. Here are a few different tips to help you in dealing with termites.


One of the very first things that you need to do is cut back all shrubs from your home. You do not want any type of woody plant within a few feet of your home. The shrubs are going to act like a magnet to the termites and zero them in on your home. You can have shrubs but it is best to plant them well away from your home. Your yard is a good place to have the shrubs, and keep flowers near the home. 


Termites for the most part travel well underground, and need to be stopped there. So, it is very important that you stop them underground. You will want to dig down a few feet all the way around your home and seal up any cracks that you can see. The big cracks you want to seal with a good grout. Once that is accomplished you will want to use a sealant that you can buy at a home improvement store. You can seal up both the inside and the outside of the home. This will do a great job of keeping those little pests outside of your home.


If you find that the termites are still somehow getting in, it is a very good idea to call a professional technician. They are going to be able to come in and spray poison. The poison is going to kill the termites right where they stand. Often the poison used for termites is actually non toxic to humans and animals. However, the most important part is that termites are killed completely and quickly. You do not want to find out that you have irreversible damage done to your home. Many of the pest control companies, like Fowler Pest Control, are going to offer a service where they spray a few times a year.