A TERMITE'S PARADISE.

Conducive conditions for termites around your home could attract these unwanted visitors. Termites are usually invisible, except for the sudden appearance of large termite swarms as the weather warms. The appearance of a swarm indoors is often one of the first signs of an infestation for a homeowner. Don't wait for the damage to be done. Take the steps below to protect your home.

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WOOD TO EARTH

  • Minimize or eliminate the use of wood mulch.
  • Keep crawlspaces and basements clear of wood debris, newspapers and excess moisture.
  • Keep wooden fences, planter boxes and other wood items at least 2 feet from your foundation.
  • Install shrubs, mulch and other landscaping at least 2 feet from the foundation of your home.
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EXCESSIVE MOISTURE

  • Fix plumbing leaks anywhere in the house, as they can cause moisture to accumulate.
  • Place sprinkler heads away from your foundation and make sure that they don’t wet the walls.
  • Make sure all air-conditioner/heater/dryer condensation and sump pump discharges are well away from your home's foundation.
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GROUND LEVEL

  • Slope soil away from the house so surface water drains easily.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts and keep splash blocks in place.
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WOOD STRATEGIES

  • Install shrubs, mulch and other landscaping at least 2 feet from the foundation of your home.
  • Never bury wood scraps in backfill during construction.
  • Keep firewood, lumber and wood scraps elevated off the ground and stored away from your home.
  • Always use treated lumber in the construction of decking or other exterior home features.