How to prevent termite damage
Termites can cause extremely costly structural damage to the house. This is why you must protect your property, to avoid spending a fortune on repairs.
A professional is needed in order to find out if your property is infested with termites or not.
Remove moisture source
Moist areas are perfect for termites. To prevent them from infesting your house, make sure you have no broken or leaking pipes anywhere in the house.
Holes in the house
Make sure you seal up any holes and openings in the house. This way, insects, as well as termites, are less likely to enter the house.
Construct the house using chemically treated wood, both internally and externally. Also, raise any decks or outdoor wooden structures off the ground so that they’re not in direct contact with the soil.
Because termites travel through underground tunnels, seeking food and moisture in your house, you need to keep the wood elevated from the soil, so that it doesn’t come in direct contact with the soil and tunnels.
Avoid storing wood outdoors. If you do, make it as safe as possible, and try to store the wood, far away from the house.
Keep mulch away
Try to keep mulch away from the house, because it is a high in moisture source of food for termites.
Remove shrubs and plants
You must remove any bushes and shrubs around the house because they increase the chance of a termite infestation.
Proper ventilation reduces moisture and humidity buildups. This will decrease the chance of a termite infestation.
Make sure there’s no stagnant water around the house. Also, the drainage system and gutter pipes mustn’t be clogged.