The spring weather is coming and that means that there are lots of changes in the air. The changes include the most obvious which happens to be the warmer weather, and in most areas it also means more rain as well. The change in weather starts to allow more new life to form and that is in the shape of trees, plants, flowers and more. It also means that there are new animals such as birds and mammals. You lastly will start to see more pests around your home and your property. The existence of new life is a great part of the spring weather but you also want to be ready for some of the pests that can be dangerous to your home and your property. The swarms of termites start to come out and they want to find the best place to take up their new residence. This might be your home if you are not ready. It is best to ensure that you are ready to keep them out of your property. Stewart Termite & Pest Control offers tips to keep termites away from your home.
What Can I Put on My Wood to Keep Termites Away?
The first thing that you should know is what attracts termites to one home over another? The first thing that they are looking for happens to be wood and not just any wood but wood that is exposed. If you are storing wood around your home for fires, arts and other projects you want to make sure that you keep it stored well away from the house. You do not want to stack the wood next to the house even if you have it covered with a tarp. If you have wood near the house the termites can get in that wood and then start to make their way to the house structure as well.
Can Termites Live in Mulch?
The spring means that you are getting ready for the new growth as well and that might be the right time to lay mulch down. The mulch can be a great addition to the home but can also be something that attracts termites as well. The termites love the mulch that has lots of nutrients and they also love the moisture that it holds as well. The great thing is that there is another option. You can stay clear of the normal wood mulch and go with a rubber mulch that is better for the ground coverage and also will not attract termites keeping your home safe.
Trim Shrubs & Plants to Deter Termites
You also want to make sure that you do not have shrubs and even trees that are too close to the house. It is best to have them trimmed away from the house so that the termites do not have a place that they can hide and go undetected. This is a good way to keep your home from being swarmed on by a colony of termites.
Termite Inspection & Treatment Control
Stewart Termite & Pest Control can come to your home to check for signs that termites are there. If our inspection uncovers a termite infestation, we will present a custom treatment plan to get rid of them. Call us today!