What Attracts Termites to Your Home?

Apr 05, 2021

There is a predator out there that causes billions of dollars each year in damage. Its appetite for destruction is insatiable, and it may have its sights set on your home. Yes, the humble termite wants to eat everything in its path, and you may just be making it much easier for a colony to wreak havoc on your house. How? By keeping your abode in the perfect shape for these pests. Take back your beloved Pleasanton home by bringing in the Times Up Termite experts to conduct a free termite inspection.

Please don’t wait until it is too late. Choose the professionals capable of assessing the situation. Our highly trained, licensed team can spot what appears invisible to you. They will then provide you with the options available that will help you take back your home and make it pest-free. Regain your peace of mind when you contact us.

6 Tips to Make Your Home Less Desirable to Termites

Keep wood-eating pests at bay with these six tips:

  1. Keep Mulch and Soil-Away from Your Home’s Siding: If your siding comes close to touching the ground, you will want to be hypervigilant and not allow wood or soil to come into direct contact. Since subterranean termites burrow through the ground and use mud tubes to access food, they are only one step away from invading your home when they attack your mulch. The best option is to keep any landscape mulch out of direct contact with your siding.
  2. Maintain Your Gutters and Downspouts: Termites love moisture, and a clogged gutter will keep your house and foundation wet. Take time to clean out gutters and downspouts of any debris that would prevent water from being whisked away from your structure.
  3. Fix Water Leaks Fast: Another area that these pests navigate toward is water leaks. Imagine the termite haven you create by neglecting a leaking pipe in your crawlspace! The moment you find a leak, it’s imperative to get it fixed, no matter how small. You keep pests away, your water bill remains lower, and you don’t wastewater.
  4. Avoid Allowing Wood against Your Foundation: Not only is wood a source of food, but it is also a transportation mode for these pests. Move piles of firewood away from your home’s foundation. Remove other opportunities for entry by keeping overgrown shrubs trimmed and mulch further back.
  5. Seal Up Cracks: Did you know that a termite can enter your home via a crack no bigger than 1/32 of an inch? That tiny crack leads to a highway of opportunities for these wood-boring bugs to take advantage of, so you must keep an eye out for cracks in your foundation, around your windows, and even your doors.
  6. Have Regular Termite Inspections: Your best defense is a good offense. Hiring a professional pest control company is a decision you won’t regret. They are highly trained to spot infestations and opportunities for termites to take up residence.

Prevent Infestation with Help from Times Up Termite

Stop invaders and get your home back. Call upon the pest control services of Times Up Termite. We have the experience you desire to come in, assess your home’s condition, and offer solutions for pest removal, including the eco-friendly, reduced-risk pesticide, Altriset. This is an excellent choice for homes with children, pets, or pregnant moms. Find out more when you contact us today

Call 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experienced, licensed professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection in Pleasanton.

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