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Old 05-18-2018, 03:47 PM
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Default Tips for Controlling Termites Around Your Home

Eliminate Moisture

Subterranean termites cause more damage than any other termite found in North America. This species requires ample moisture to survive. Once they discover an area rich with moisture, near a food source, they begin to build their colonies. Excessive moisture pooled around wood materials create conditions which are Best Pest inspection Sydney

. Be sure to monitor moisture levels inside your home and near your foundation to prevent termite populations from infesting your property.
Protect Firewood and Keep It A Safe Distance From the Home

Termites always start building in the soil.

They construct mud tunnels leading to their food source, which may or may not be visible to the naked eye. When worker termites detect firewood, they create a path for the rest of the colony and begin to feed on it. Those same termites found in the firewood will then be brought into your home when you need to get a fire started. The termites inside the wood are not likely to start an infestation, but woodpiles stacked against, or close to the foundation provide a bridge for termites to extend their feeding into your home. The best way to stop termites from entering your home through firewood is proper storage. Store firewood off the ground, on a platform or rack.

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