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Termite Prevention, Lakeland, FL

We can assist with termite prevention and removal services in Lakeland, FL.

Termite Prevention, Lakeland, FLWhen you think about termites, you probably don’t have very positive feelings about these pesky insects. Termites build colonies within the walls of homes and offices and begin feeding on the wood, causing holes and cracks to form within the walls and foundations. There are options for termite prevention, especially if you are planning new construction. If you can, have the builders use a concrete foundation instead of wood, since termites only live where there is a constant food source. Additionally, ask the contractor to design the structure with a space for ventilation between any wood and soil. You should use a metal barrier or sealant product to cover any wood in the structure, as well, making it very unappealing to termites.

If your home or office is already built, there are still steps you can take to aid in termite prevention. If you have any openings, be sure to fill them in with cement, caulk or grout. Don’t block vents, even with plants or other smaller items, and make sure that plants don’t grow against any exposed woods. Keep firewood or other wood pieces away from the home, since this is a common feeding area for termites. You can also look around regularly for signs of termites, such as mud tunnels and dead bugs around the property.

At The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc., we can assist with termite prevention and removal services. Our service area includes properties in and around Lakeland, Florida.

FAQs About Preventing Termites

Termites are destructive pests that can cause significant damage to a home’s structure. Below, we’ve answered some questions about termites and preventing these critters, so you can protect your home and its structure.

Can you prevent termites after a home is already built?
Yes! We recommend filling any holes with caulking or cement in your home’s foundation or walls. You should also keep plants from growing against any exposed wood and keep stacks of firewood away from your house.
What are some signs you have termites?

The most common sign that you have termites is if you notice what we refer to as “mud tubes” developing on your walls. Once a termite infestation takes hold, you will notice these small, tube-like structures appearing on your walls.

How does your pest control company help prevent termites?
We can do an inspection for termites if you are worried about the existence of these pests. If we spot termites in your house, we can provide pest control solutions before the infestation gets out of hand.
What should I do if I spot termites?
The best thing you can do is to call in our professionals to help. Don’t wait and hope that the termites will move on – be proactive about dealing with your termite problem to reduce the damage done to your home.
How do I schedule an appointment?
If you want to schedule an appointment for pest control service or a termite inspection, we’re here to help. Contact us today to speak with a member of our team!

At The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc., we offer termite prevention services in Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Plant City, Winter Haven, Davenport, Lake Wales, Brandon, Polk City, Highland City, Crystal Lake, Eaton Park, and Winston, Florida.