Guide To Avoiding Termite Damage In Pompton Plains

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If you knew your home was at risk, what would you do to protect it? Our guess is that you would go to great lengths to ensure your home and the investment you have made in it is insured and safe. What if we told you your home may be at risk of a termite infestation? What would you do to keep it safe? If you are willing to put in the effort it takes, let the professionals here at Heritage show you the way.

What are termites?

Most people know that termites are wood-destroying pests but not much more. Here are some other facts you should know about termites:

  • Termites are small at only ¼ to ½ an inch long.
  • Termites' bodies are long, soft, and vary in color from white to light brown.
  • Termite colonies are split into caste systems: workers, soldiers, reproductives, and once a year, swarmers.
  • Termites are responsible for 5 billion dollars of property damage each year in the U.S.
  • There are two major categories of termites: dry wood and damp wood.
  • The damage termites can do includes bubbling wallpaper, dipping ceilings, overly squeaky floorboards, and other wood destruction-based structural damage.

Preventative Measures For Termites

Now that you know a little bit more about termites and their destructive habits, let’s talk about some preventative measures you can take to keep them at bay. Because subterranean termites are the most destructive and most common species of termites here in America, we will focus on how you can keep them away.
Here is our refined list of exclusion and prevention tips to keep these home invaders at bay:

  • Repair leaks around your home.
  • Trim greenery around the exterior of your home to allow the sunlight to shine through and dry the ground around your foundation.
  • Locate firewood or other wood piles a good distance away from your home.
  • Make sure no cardboard or other wood-based products are littered around your yard.
  • Consider installing a dehumidifier in your basement and around other humid areas of your home.

The Best Termite Prevention Step

To ensure that your Pompton Plains home stays termite-free, your solution lies here with Heritage Pest Control. Our pest experts can provide the proven and effective termite solutions you need. Give us a call and let us help you find the protection against termites that you are seeking for your home.

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