Understanding Garden Pest Control

I still remember when I planted my first garden. I was so excited to get started that I completely overlooked the massive pest problem brewing in my yard. Unfortunately, as soon as I planted my crops, I was confronted with the harsh realities of pests munching through all of my veggies. It was devastating, but I knew that I needed to make things right. I decided to contact a professional exterminator to see if he could help. He came out, checked out the pests that were plaguing the area, and treated the earth with the right pesticides. I made this website to help you to understand garden pest control, so that you can reap your harvest.

Tips For Keeping Termites Under Control

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Termites can do a lot of damage to your house if they go undetected for a long period of time. For that reason, you want to monitor your home for the bugs as well as take steps to prevent an infestation. Effective termite control usually involves the use of bait stations or insecticide along with preventative measures. Here are a few suggestions for keeping termites out of your house.

Make Your House Less Attractive To Termites

Termites are drawn to damp and decaying wood. For that reason, you want to repair water leaks around your home as soon as possible. Also, replace rotting wood on the outside of your home that might be found around the windows, door frame, or roof. By removing decaying wood and keeping your home dry, it will be less enticing to termites.

You can make it harder for termites to get inside your home if you keep wood and plants away from the house. Termites usually travel under the ground or along wood. They can crawl up a fire log and onto the wood frame of a window if you stack logs against the house. They can also climb along a plant branch, so make sure none of your plants and bushes touch the side of your home. When termites come up from the ground and travel across your concrete foundation, they'll create mud tunnels to travel through. Inspect your home regularly for these tunnels, because when you see them, you'll know termites are coming in your house.

Use Pest Control Methods

You can hire a pest control company to install termite stations around your home. By checking them periodically, you can tell if termites are feeding on them, and you'll be aware of their presence in your yard. In addition to monitoring, these stations can also be used as bait that kills the termites, so this helps keep them out of your home.

Another method for termite control is to spray the perimeter of your home with an insecticide that kills termites that try to cross the boundary. This is useful as a preventative measure to keep the bugs from coming out of the yard and infesting your house.

One reason it's a good idea to hire a termite professional is because of the insurance that often comes with regular service. You can get a one-time treatment if you want, or you can buy a service package that includes ongoing monitoring and treatments. When you buy the ongoing service, the company may offer some sort of insurance that will help you pay for repairs if you ever have termite damage. This is useful because homeowner's insurance usually does not cover termite damage.

At the very least, it's a good idea to have a professional inspection about once each year. The exterminator checks for signs of termite damaged wood and other indications that termites have been busy in your yard and home. Since termites often move about unseen, it's easy for them to do damage without you being aware of it. For that reason, regular inspections are a very important aspect of termite control.

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29 October 2015