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Having termites in your home can really be troublesome and frustrating. Since their primary food is wood, termite colonies are often found in homes. Furthermore, they are also fond of eating papers, books, insulation and even go as far as feasting on filtration systems. In fact, they are considered household pests and can cause as much as billions of dollar damage in a given year. However, it does not mean that you cannot do some preventive measures like:
- Moist often attracts termites and by keeping your home from being moist is a good start. Trimming the bushes and trees near your home and clearing the gutters of any water is also advisable.
- Make sure that you dispose any wooden materials outside your house. Leaving them outside can attract termites which may potentially lead them to your house.
- Having wooden structures touching the ground is not advisable because termites living underground can crawl up to it and eventually invade your home from there. If you are to put a wooden structure, make sure that it is at least six inches above the ground.
- Use woods which are resistant to termite assaults like juniper, red wood, cedar and or bamboo. Though termites can still eat through them, they are not fond of eating these kinds of woods.
- And perhaps the most important is hiring/employing the services of termite control professionals. They know how to handle this kind of situations and can give you sound advice on which termite control equipment you can take advantage of.
You should take the possibility of termite infestations in your house seriously because you may not know it but you might find your most treasured furniture being eaten down.