Termite control is a multi-step process that can be extremely effective at eliminating and deterring future visits from these pests on your Winter Haven, FL property.
When termites have arrived and set up shop in your home, business, or landscaping, termite control is the essential first step in evicting these unwanted tenants from your property. Termite control is a multi-step process that can be extremely effective at eliminating and deterring future visits from the pests.
Some of the simplest pieces of home maintenance can help with termite control before these pests discover your home, business, or landscaping. It’s especially important to protect the wood in your home, as this type of damage can become very expensive very quickly and is often invisible until it’s far too late. There are three principal methods of physical termite control in your structure:
- First, reducing or eliminating the opening to the structure and access to wood structures in the home or business through a sealant or metal barrier keeps these pests from their food source. This includes vents, cracks in cement foundations, and utility access points, which should be grouted, caulked, or cemented to seal them against pests.
- Second, keeping the soil around the structure dry by use of proper grading and drainage techniques deters termites further.
- Third, avoid piling or storing firewood or any type of wood debris near the home or business, as this can attract pests that than move into the structure for the next course.
At The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control, Inc., we have everything you need for all of your pest control needs in Winter Haven, FL and the surrounding communities, and the tools to stop and eliminate current pests while preventing recurrence. Give us a call today!