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What You Can Do to Protect Your Home From Termites

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Termite Exterminators - Control - Removal in Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, Las Cruces, Espanola, Chama, Albuquerque New Mexico and surrounding areas by New Mexico Pest Control.

Termites can be unpredictable and hard to prevent once they’ve infested your home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t implement preventative methods to help better protect your home from them in the first place. If you want to avoid ever having to deal with termites, it’s essential to get regular inspections and know what you can do to keep your property termite-free.

Eliminate Moisture Problems

Moisture issues are one of the leading causes of soil-loving termites (subterranean termites and dampwood termites). Some of the ways you can eliminate moisture issues include:

  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and A/C units
  • Divert water from foundation
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clean
  • Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch
  • Get rid of standing water on roof
  • Keep all vents clear and open
  • Seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes

Remove Termite Food Sources

Keeping an eye on sources of wood inside and outside of your home is another way to stay on top of termite prevention.

  • Keep firewood, lumber or paper away from foundation or crawl space
  • Get rid of stumps and debris near house
  • Place screens on outside events
  • Check decks and wooden fences for damage
  • Wood on your home shouldn’t contact the soil

Termite Warning Signs & Identification

What if your preventative methods did not work? Some indications you may already have a termite infestation include:

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home
  • Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings)
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces
  • Discarded wings from swarmers

Professional Termite Prevention

Preventing termites in your property can be overwhelming, which is why New Mexico Pest Control is happy to help New Mexico residents keep their homes termite-free year-round with our preventative services. Give us a call today to learn more!

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