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How Can I Make My Home Termite Proof?

How Can I Make My Home Termite Proof?

Termites are known to be silent destroyers that cause a lot of damage without giving you any warning signs. Fortunately, you can prevent them from entering your home by doing some prevention measures. Redd Pest Control wants to help you do just that by providing some ways to make your home termite proof. So if you want to keep termites away this spring, follow these tips!

Seal All Cracks And Gaps

Even the smallest crack, gap or hole can be a way for pests to enter your home. Sealing all the cracks and gaps in your home is an important part of making your home termite proof. Pests need to be able to get into your home in order to thrive, so eliminating their entrance points is the best way to prevent infestations. The most obvious cracks to seal are the ones around doors and baseboards. But there are many other areas of your house that can have small openings that need to be sealed. These are often more difficult to spot, but are just as critical to keep pests out.

Remove Standing Water

If you have a puddle of water in your home, it is very important that you get rid of it. Not only does it look bad and attract unwanted bugs, but it can also compromise your foundation. Termites are very attracted to moisture. They can enter your home through the holes in your wall or in any other area of damp wood that has been left unattended. When there is a lot of standing water in the house, it is best to hire a professional to help you out with the water extraction process. This is because the professionals can have a crew at your property within a short period of time to ensure that all the excess water is removed and that the place is completely dry.

Do Regular Inspections

One of the easiest ways to make your home termite proof is to do regular inspections. This will help you spot any problems and take care of them before they become an issue. When you do your inspections, be on the lookout for mud tubes and other signs of termite infestations. These are an early warning sign that termites are present and ready to eat up any wood you have in your home. If you see any of these, it’s time for a termite treatment. Our team of expert technicians can recognize these early signs and help you prevent an infestation from occurring.


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