Termites can do an unspeakable amount of damage to a home. It is therefore important that homeowners prepare for termite season which is at its peak during the late spring and early summer months in South Carolina. Use the following tips to ensure that you are protected from these destructive pests this summer.
Remove any Wood or Cardboard Lying Around the House
Wood or cardboard attracts termites, and if you leave these materials close to the perimeter of your home, you are inviting termites to eventually feed on your home. Termites will feed on this scrap wood and cardboard and then make their way to your home. Even if you do not see evidence of termites in and around your home, it does not mean that they are not there. Spartanburg pest control experts advise that you store any extra wood or cardboard in plastic containers to prevent termites from gaining access to these materials. If you must store wood around your home, elevating it off the ground will make it more difficult for termites to gain access.
If you have moisture problems in and around your home, you likely have a perfect breeding ground for termites. Like most pests, termites need a source of water. If you have moisture issues around your foundation, it is important to get these taken care of by a South Carolina waterproofing company so that you can prevent termites from infiltrating your home. Finding a company that offers both Spartanburg pest control and waterproofing services can help to address both issues at once.
Trim Heavy Brush Growth from Your House
Spartanburg pest control experts suggest that you trim any heavy brush away from your home. Heavy brush also creates an area for termites to swarm which can cause problems for your home. Removing large bushes and brush from around your home is a good idea from a security standpoint as well. Simple maintenance of the shrubs and plants around your home can save you thousands of dollars in termite damage down the road.
Have Your Home Inspected by a South Carolina Pest Control Company
In a hot and humid climate such as the one in South Carolina, it is important to have your home checked for termites every 1-2 years. Termites are able to enter your home through cracks the size of a sheet of paper, which can be extremely difficult to detect on your own. Use a reputable Spartanburg pest control company such as Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing to check your home for termites and give you a no-obligation estimate if there are any issues. Give us a call today at 828.245.2669
in North Carolina, or 864.578.8822
in the Greenville or Spartanburg area to schedule an appointment with one of our South Carolina pest control experts.