When thinking of the most destructive pests that plague a household, termites are the first to come to mind, then rats and cockroaches. The damage is very costly. Not everyone has the time or money to spend on extensive treatments, but anyone who cares about their home will do whatever they can to keep termites out of their home.

With the help from Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control here are some simple steps you can take to help keep termites away.

Some homes have wood-burning grills and fireplaces but a woodpile is not a common site. If you do keep stock of wood outside, store it away from the home. As moist wood is an attractive meal to termites it is advisable to bring inside. Even sticks and wood need to be kept away from your home. Do regular sweeps of your lawn to make sure you aren’t inadvertently leaving bait out for the unwanted pest.

Water leaks can attract termites. They find the moisture appetizing, plus it provides an opening into your home. Take the time to seal up around exterior faucets, around your doors & windows, and leaks in your roof. Moist patches is also an indicator that there is a leak present.

Consulting with a professional about what is the best line of defense when trying to treat termites or prevent them from entering your home. You can set up regular treatments to your foundation and any additions to your home such as wooden decks. There are also treatment used to repel water since moist wood is more than likely to attract termites.

Termites are one of the country’s most destructive pest and homeowners are interested in keeping them away. You can do a few simple preventative measures that will protect your home. Making these changes will help to alleviate having to pay for any extensive damage. Please call Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control and let the experts help you figure out the best way to protect or treat your home from termites. 816-407-PEST (7378)

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