Termites require a social lifestyle. They build colonies with specific social systems and jobs. Their nests are the largest of any insect. This means that termite infestations can be extremely dangerous for homeowners, and can leave thousands of dollars of damage in their wake.

Preventing termite infestations is simple, and can save you time, money, and unnecessary stress. The three W’s of termite prevention can help.

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The first step to protecting your home is removing all food sources from around your property. This means removing all excess wood and debris, which can be seen as an invitation to feast on the structure of your home. It is also important to seal up wood that cannot be removed. Termites can make a home out of any available source of wood or cellulose, so protecting your property can be as easy as cleaning it up. 




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It is also important to remove or seal any potential sources of moisture. Termites often make their homes in damp, dark spaces. To prevent this, make sure your water pipes are sealed and all standing water is removed from around your property. Standing water around your foundation is exceptionally inviting to termites and other pests, so it is important to take action immediately.  




Warning Signs

Warning Signs of Termite Damage - Pest Control Tips from Pest Press powered by ServiceProTermites always leave behind souvenirs. Knowing what to look for can help you detect a colony in your home before it is too late. Swarms of flying termites, termite wings, bubbling paint, termite droppings and hollow, damaged wood can all be signs of a termite infestation in your home. Any of these signs can be a serious cause for concern. 

Paying close attention to the 3 W’s and sealing up all openings in your home can protect you from the devastation that termite damage can cause. 

If you believe that your home has a termite problem, call a pest professional immediately. 

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“The first step to preventing a termite infestation is removing all excess wood and paper from around your home. Termites could quickly move from nearby firewood, paper or debris to the wooden structure of your home. Why snack when you could feast? Many termite colonies also love damp, dark spaces. This makes water homeowner enemy number two. Take steps to remove any standing water from around your home, especially near the foundation. Most importantly, remove and replace any damp wood (a true termite delicacy) from around your space.”

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