Friday, July 15, 2011

Termite Prevention and Summertime Water Use

Termites are one of the most dreadful pests that can attack a residence... Annually, termites are responsible for more than five billion dollars in property damage; sadly, few home insurance companies have policies to protect homes from termite damage. Termite control companies report a twenty-five percent increase in household needs for termite problems
In these hot, humid summer months, termites are at their happiest. Patches of rain and heat is enough to keep these pests happy and ready to consume whatever they can obtain. With proper termite control, one may be able to protect their home in these rough warm months.

If your city has not been going through a monsoon as mine, one of the most important tips for homeowners is an extensive survey of property to be certain that water is being guided away from your home. Any interior leaks should be repaired, and be certain that gutters are navigating all rain water off your roof and away from your home. Drainage ditches and proper irrigation systems are helpful, as well. When you are watering your flowers or vegetables with a hose, be extra aware to close all water valves, and watch for growing puddles of water. If you have a sprinkler system, try to keep it's spray away from your home.

Hopefully these termite control tips with water will help keep your home safe in the dog days!

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