Termite Prevention, Lakeland, FL
We can assist with termite prevention and removal services in Lakeland, FL.
When 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?
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.