Clint Miller Termite Control
  • Aug 10, 2021
Termite Turnover: How to Prevent Future Termites For Good

When you first see signs of termites, you already have an infestation. Termites are attracted to wood structures. Whether you have subterranean termites or another type of this pest, they all do extensive damage to your home. You often do not realize you have an infestation until the damage is extensive. 

Clint Miller Exterminating provides termite control so that you can prevent or minimize damage. If you treat for termites and other pests – and take other steps – before they find your home, you can prevent termites for good.

Termite Prevention

You will need professional termite control to get rid of termites and keep them away for good. In addition to termite prevention treatment, you also need to take steps to keep termites away from your home and outbuildings. Minimize the risk of an infestation by taking these steps:

  • Remove mulch, dead plants and other debris from the foundation of your home and outbuildings.
  • Store firewood at least 50 feet from your home.
  • Keep rainwater away from the foundation of your home by using gutter and drainage systems that direct the water away from your home.
  • Move flower planters and trellises away from your home – they serve as superhighways to your home for termites and other pests.
  • Make sure you do not have standing water nearby, including in old flower pots, tires, and other items that hold water. This also helps to keep mosquitoes away from your home.

Keeping termite and other pest attractants away from your home not only keeps bugs away but also helps to keep rodents and other pests away from your home. Even during the winter, you should keep these items, especially firewood, away from your home. If you burn wood during the winter, you're better off building metal covering away from the house. You'll have to bring firewood in via a wagon or a tractor every time you need it. Even storing it on the porch during the winter can attract termites.

Termite Prevention Treatment

You can use several methods to eliminate termites, though that could bring the cost of termite prevention higher since many products on the market do not eliminate the infestation. Instead, have your home tented or sprayed – whichever you choose depends on the severity of your infestation – and then use non-repellent products to keep the termites away.

A non-repellent is something that termites and other pests do not realize is there. They carry it back to the nest to kill more pests. Once you have your home treated by a professional at Clint Miller Exterminating, add non-repellent products to kill termites as they return.

You should also have your home and outbuildings treated every year for termites. You most likely will not have to tent the entire house once you get rid of the initial infestation, so your subsequent termite prevention costs will decrease.

Contact Clint Miller Exterminating

If you have a termite infestation, you are more likely to get termites again in the future. You may also have to do some repairs once you get rid of the termites. To keep these pests from returning, have a professional at Clint Miller Exterminating eradicate them, then use a non-repellent to keep them at bay. Finally, schedule yearly termite and pest treatment with our office.

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