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Termites can cause serious damage to your home. They are a particularly troublesome pest, because they can cause serious damage to your home, and are notoriously difficult to get rid of. If you notice any of these wood-chewing creatures, or signs of their activities, it’s important to deal with them immediately! Here’s how to get rid of termites:
Pinpoint and Deal with the Nest
You must find the termite nest. Professional pest services prove very helpful here, because they have imaging technology and other tools to help locate where the most termites live. Once the nest is located, plant bait traps designed to poison the termite queen and the workers. You must place these traps where the termites are congregated for the best effect.
Seal Entry Points
It’s important to seal any easy access into your home. Check your basement/crawlspace and attic insulation. Look for gaps, cracks and other signs that termites may be able to find their way inside. Make a close inspection of your outer foundation and look for any cracks or possible points of entry. Seal all gaps around cables, wires, and pipes entering your home.
Create a Barrier Around Your Home
When dealing with how to get rid of termites, remember that defense is as important as offense. There is a second class of termite poison that you spray into a channel that you dig around your house. This creates a long-term barrier that repels or kills any termites that try to get close to it.
Don’t Give Termites Any Reason to Come Back
Keep all debris away from your house, deck and foundation. It’s particularly important to store firewood at least a couple dozen feet away from your house. Even other types of debris can attract termites if it’s piled up near your house or connected structures.