How Can Homeowners Avoid Termites?

While owning a home can have its own difficulties, the last thing you likely want to deal with is a termite infestation. A home is one of the biggest investments you will likely make in your lifetime and knowing it could slowly be eaten by termites is a scary feeling. If you ready to get proactive about protecting your home from these dangerous pests, here are some of the ways you can avoid termites and limit their activity around your property.

Inspect Your Home

Any areas around your home that soil comes into contact with wood are potential trouble spots that could be utilized by termites to gain access into your home. Potential problems areas might include firewood racks, excessive mulch or overgrown plants that can all be pathways that provide termites access to your home. If found, these items should be trimmed or moved to make it less accommodating to these persistent pests.

Fix Water Leaks

Like any other pest found around your home, termites require a steady source of water in order to continue to thrive. For this reason, it is important to identify any leaks, both indoor and outdoor, around your home that could be sustaining both termites or other pests. If leaks are able to continue, water and moisture that has built up will continue to cause issues.

Limit Entry Points

A wide variety of pests utilize cracks in your foundation or doors to gain access to your home. Unfortunately, these same foundation cracks could be giving subterranean termites direct access to your home and providing them with a veritable buffet. By limiting these cracks, you can keep your home protected and rest easy knowing you aren’t providing these pests a free meal.

Why Emtec Pest Control for Termite Control?

Though termites are a fascinating insect, the presence of them in your home or business can cause extensive and expensive damages. If you are in need of termite control, the experts at Emtec Pest Control are here to help by providing the award-winning Sentricon® System! Give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today to get started and protect your home from these destructive pests!

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.