Hello, fellow Texans! With April upon us, it’s time to talk about a seasonal issue that many homeowners face: swarming termite season. Here at Dutch Boy Pest Control, we want to equip you with some helpful tips and tricks to keep your home termite-free. But remember, if you’re not comfortable performing these tasks or simply prefer the expertise of professionals, we’re just a phone call away!
Clear Debris Around Your Property
Termites love to feast on wood and cellulose materials. Make sure to remove any dead trees, branches, and wood piles from your yard to minimize their chances of finding a new home.
Keep Moisture At Bay
Termites are attracted to moisture, so it’s crucial to repair any leaky faucets, pipes, or AC units around your home. Additionally, ensure that your gutters and downspouts are functioning properly to direct water away from your house’s foundation.
Seal Entry Points
Termites can enter your home through tiny cracks and crevices. Inspect your home’s foundation, walls, and windows for any gaps, and seal them with caulk or other appropriate materials.
Maintain A Barrier Between Wood And Soil
If any part of your home’s wooden structure is in direct contact with the soil, it’s an open invitation for termites. Maintain an 18-inch gap between wood and soil to minimize the risk of infestation.
Regularly Inspect Your Home
Keep an eye out for any signs of termite activity, such as mud tubes, hollow-sounding wood, or discarded wings from swarmers. Early detection is crucial in preventing extensive damage.
While these tips and tricks can help in preventing termite infestations, it’s always a good idea to have a professional inspection to ensure your home is truly safe. If you’re unsure about performing these tasks or would rather have our skilled team at Dutch Boy Pest Control handle the job, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re here to safeguard your home and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve during swarming termite season.