Eliminate Moisture Problems
- Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and A/C units
- Divert water from foundation
- Keep gutters and downspouts clean
- Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch
- Get rid of standing water on roof
- Keep all vents clear and open
- Seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes
Remove Termite Food Sources
- Keep firewood, lumber or paper away from foundation or crawl space
- Get rid of stumps and debris near house
- Place screens on outside vents
- Check decks and wooden fences for damage
- Wood on your home shouldn’t contact the soil
- Repair water leaks and moisture problems. Water damaged walls, leaks in roofs, attics, bathrooms and sink areas create favourable conditions for termites to flourish.
- Clean gutters and downspouts. Keep gutters free flowing to avoid clogs which may eventually lead to water damage.
- Drain water away from exterior walls and foundation. Make sure drain spouts and air conditioner drainage lines flow away from the home. Use splash blocks to prevent soil erosion around the foundation.
- Keep shrubs, trees and wood mulch away from the foundation. Shrubs, trees and mulch provide shelter and moisture, which attracts termites. Prune trees and shrubs away from exterior walls and make sure mulch is no closer than six inches from the foundation.
- Monitor irrigation systems. Ensure sprinklers are adjusted properly to spray away from the foundation, walls, etc.
- Keep wood or timber siding above the finished soil level. Make sure there is at least a six inch clearance, otherwise termites have easy access into your home.