09 Jan How to Prevent Termites from Infesting your Home
Termites are insects that are often called as ‘silent destroyers’ because you would not be able to see they are already damaging your home. Often mistaken as ants, termites infest your home during any spring or summer.
You can hire a pest control company in Dubai to get rid of termites – you can hire us, Alkanz Alzahabi. We provide pest control services for termites that can help you eradicate these pests inside your home.
You should have your house be inspected by an expert regularly. Working with these professionals can help you gain knowledge about termites and they will be able to see unseen problems in your home like excess moisture and wood-ground contact, that can lure termites in.
So, how can you prevent termites from infesting your homes?
You should remove their access to your house – seal gaps in your gas and water lines because this can be their entry point. Wood-to-ground contact is the easiest access point for these termites, so if possible avoid this. You can also use termiticide to treat these termites.
Remove all extra ‘food source’ or cellulose materials in your house. Make sure that your wooden siding is at least six inches off the ground.
Ensure that your house is dry – avoid puddles or pools of water around your home especially on the roof and its foundation. Fix your plumbing and check if there are any leaks, your gutters, and the air conditioner condensation lines must also not be faulty or dripping.
Inspect lumber and railroad ties before you use it in your home or in your garden. Ask a professional from your hired pest control company about tips on how to monitor your sanitation, direct wood treatment, and liquid treatment.
Dry wood termites are another thing – they can enter your home from the cracks on woods.
- Seal these cracks to prevent them from entering. You can use a fresh paint to cover even the smallest crevices in wood.
- Install bug screens in your attic and foundation vents.
- Get rid of any wood that can become the ‘house’ of these dry wood termites.
Eradicating termites can be hard to do on your own, that’s why it is advisable to hire a pest control company to do the job for you. With us, at Alkanz Alzahabi, we can ensure a good quality service and we assure you that we can treat termite infestation in your homes and educate you with some more termite prevention tips.