Spring is the prime termite season because this is the time when termites come out to mate and form new colonies. If you’ve had issues with termites in the past then I’m sure you don’t want them in your home ever again. In today’s article, Castle Construction, the top general contractor in our local area, explains how to prevent termite damage.
Drywood termites can enter your home through small cracks in the exterior wood, so you should seal all cracks, joints and crevices to remove their access to your home. Consider applying a fresh coat of paint because this can seal the smallest crevices in wood. You should also remove their food sources by removing dead trees and other kinds of deadwood. Make sure to inspect used lumber before using it in your garden projects and keep an eye on your home’s wood shingles.
Wood-to-ground contact is a common access point for this kind of termite, so you should reduce wood-to-ground contact whenever possible in your home. You should also seal the gaps around your gas and water lines. Consider treating the wood in your home with termiticide to make it unattractive to termites. As an expert in termite damage repair, we also recommend reducing excess moisture in your home. Make sure that water does not pool around the foundation of our home and address moisture problems in your basement as quickly as possible.
You should also fix any faulty gutters, leaky plumbing or dripping air conditioner lines. You should also ask a pest management professional to recommend termite prevention techniques for your home. This can include direct wood treatment, liquid treatment and placing monitoring stations around your home.
Castle Construction isn’t just a kitchen remodeling company. We also provide insect and termite structural damage repair services. We specialize in repairing damage caused by insect infestation, no matter the extent of the issue we can take care of it. We’ve been in business since 1989 and we’ve tackled all sorts of structural issues through the decades. We can help you. Call us at (301) 637-7040 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule an appointment.