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Termite Prevention Tips

By DoMyOwn staff

Finding a termite infestation can be very stressful and very expensive to treat. In this video, we will give you a few tips on how to prevent a termite infestation from even happening.

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Termites can find creative ways to invade your home. By following a few outdoor sanitation tips you can help keep them away from your structure.

Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away so that they do not touch your structure. 

Rakeback mulch at least 6 inches away from the foundation.

Don't leave firewood near your home, as it is a magnet for termites. If you do keep firewood outside your structure during the winter, keep it raised off the ground and protected from water if at all possible.

Remove all lumber, tree stumps and other kinds of loose wood from the perimeter of your structure.

Fix any leaky pipes and eliminate any standing water near your structure. Subterranean termites cannot live on wood alone, they require moisture as well.

Keep gutters and downspouts free of accumulated leaves and debris. Clogs and obstructions can attract termites.

Seal as many cracks, crevices and holes in your structures, as they may provide a handy access point for termites.

And it’s that easy with the expert help from Do My Own Pest Control dot com!

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