As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” With termites, that statement rings very true.
Termites, as with most structural pests you’ll encounter, are opportunists. They will take advantage of whatever conducive conditions – food, water, and/or shelter – that a homeowner might unwittingly provide.
Last week, we discussed the signs of a possible termite presence in your home. This week, the Clark Man offers the following termite prevention tips to help you keep these destructive pests from making their unwelcome mark.
Please keep in mind that these tips do not guarantee that termites won’t find the wood in and around your home attractive, but they can help reduce your risk.
Another key element in protecting your home from termites is to have it inspected by a licensed termite inspector on a regular basis – every three years at the minimum, but annually if possible.
Having a regular inspection will help identify conditions that encourage termite activity. If termites are found, having an early diagnosis and taking corrective action sooner rather than later can help prevent more expensive treatments and costly repairs down the road.
If you think your home may have termites, call or text (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time I’m the Clark Man, and thanks for helping me keep unwanted pests out of your home.