If you live in a dry state like Montana or North Dakota, there’s a good chance that you won’t ever have to deal with a termite infestation in your home.
If you live in a cold state like Alaska, you might also be off the hook when it comes to termites.
But for those people living in most other parts of the country, termite prevention is something that needs to be a way of life.
Termites cause more than $5 billion worth of damage to U.S. homes every year – and your home could be next if you’re not careful.
There’s no way to guarantee that you won’t ever have to deal with termites in your home. But there are some steps you can take to limit the chances of termites setting up somewhere inside of your house.
Here are seven tips that will help you keep termites away.
1. Move Firewood Away From Your Home
Do you keep a pile of firewood in your backyard for the wintertime?
It might be convenient to keep it close to your home so that it’s easy to access it once you start using it in the winter.
But if you have firewood too close to your home, you may inadvertently invite termites to come and gather on your property.
A pile of firewood will look like a pile of food to a swarm of termites. They won’t be shy at all about making themselves right at home in your firewood.
If you’re going to keep a pile of firewood on hand for the winter, you should make every effort to cover it up so that termites can’t work their way inside of it.
You should also move it away from your home so that termites aren’t positioned too close to your house if they happen to get into it.
2. Position Bug Zappers Outside Your Home
Just like a lot of the other flying insects that are out there, most termites are attracted to light. You’ll often see them swarming around your home’s exterior lighting if you live in an area with termite activity.
Use this to your advantage by setting up bug zappers around the perimeter of your home. You can use bug zappers to get rid of mosquitos, flies, and, yes, even termites…
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