How Can You Protect Your Home From Termites?

Termites are often called “the silent destroyer” because they hide and thrive within your home without showing any immediate signs of damage. These bugs have been known to do over $30 billion in damage annually, destroying homes and property around the world. There are approximately 45 species of termites in the U.S. and about 2,300 species worldwide. In the U.S. subterranean termites cause more damage than dry-wood or damp-wood termites. Formosan termites, a type of subterranean termite, cause the most amount of damage around the nation. Luckily we don’t have Formosans in Maryland but their cousins, the Eastern Subterranean termites, do plenty of damage to homes in our area. But how can you protect your home from a termite infestation?

Fix Leaks As Soon As Possible

Termites love moisture. It allows them to forage more freely into new areas. Most infestations that extend to the second floor in a home are due to some type of leak. When your home has a water leak, colonies of termites can move in over weeks, months, or even years if the leak persists. Being vigilant about your home’s preventative maintenance can help you avoid a long-term leak and a termite infestation.

Managing Wood Around Your House

We use wood all around our homes. From the mulch in the garden to the fences protecting our home to the wood stacked against the house for firewood, people often do not think about the buffet of food they leave around for termites. Removing wood scrap, not over mulching, and keeping firewood off the ground around your home can help you reduce your chances of a termite infestation.

Using Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System

To avoid a termite infestation or if you have termites in your home, you can get rid of them with Eco-Care Pest Management. Using Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, Eco-Care will work to ensure your home becomes and remains pest free. The Sentricon system equips Eco-Care with sophisticated technology that, when coupled with our extensive knowledge of termite biology and behavior, provides an ongoing termite security system for your home. This is one of the best Greenest options for treating your home and preventing a termite infestation.

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Eco-Care Pest Management can help you avoid a termite infestation in your home. For more information on controlling the pests around your home, call Eco-Care today!