Wood-destroying pests are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Termites, carpenter ants, and powderpost beetles have destructive powers that are incredibly disproportionate to their size. If you want to prevent bug and termite infestations, you will be pleased to know that you can utilize pest and termite control tactics to keep them at bay before they ever become a problem. While it is impossible to make a home 100% insect-proof forever, you can still utilize these termite prevention tips for home builders and homeowners.
Install termite bait stations
You can keep an eye on potential subterranean termite problems by having termite bait stations installed around a home or building to monitor termite activity. Most termite bait stations use treated cellulose material in the stations to control these underground pests. In general, bait stations should be monitored every three months.
Treat the wood used to build new home
Another good way to discourage subterranean termites is by pretreating vulnerable areas such as wood framing, supports, wall interiors and window and door casings while a home is being constructed. A qualified termite technician will apply a borate solution to the wood studs, piers and exterior walls for long lasting protection. After the borate solution has penetrated the wood and dried, this treatment prevents subterranean termites from consuming the wood and prevents them from reaching untreated areas.
Pretreat the soil before a home is built
A third type of termite protection is the soil pretreatment process. The traditional soil treatment is a two-step process. First, the ground is treated before the slab is poured over it. Second, another treatment is done around the home’s exterior once construction is complete. Years of defense against subterranean termites can be accomplished when you take the time to prevent termite infestations with this effective method.
HomeTeam backs its termite treatments with a $1 Million Termite Warranty. See warranty and service agreement for terms and conditions for qualifying structures.
Annual termite inspections
If you live in an area that is prone to subterranean termite pressure, it’s a good idea to have an annual termite inspection completed by a qualified pest control company. It’s one more layer of defense against these tiny but, oh so destructive pests!
Learn more termite prevention tips for home builders and homeowners and how to prevent pest infestations at HomeTeam Pest Defense.