Preventing termites is a serious issue for any homeowner. Termites are a constant threat and there is no telling as to where or when they will strike. They could build an entire colony under your very own floorboards and you would not suspect a thing! Unless they have reduced your once strong and sturdy floorboard to pulp, that is.
Termites, along with every other living creature, prefer to situate their habitat in areas that are in close proximity to food and water sources. So the best method of home termite prevention is to take those sources out of this picture so they are forced to forage somewhere else.
It sounds simple enough, right? But if their source of food and water is your own house, how would you exactly “take it out of the picture”? In this case, your best bet for preventing these pests from invading would be to make your home a hostile environment for them, make settling down a bit harder.
Here are a few termite prevention tips on how to do just that:
Keeping these critters from invading your home is, admittedly, not the easiest task to do. Termite prevention methods tend to be most effective when they are started or incorporated early, during the construction itself, if possible. Once the structure is up preventing termite infestation gets harder. Only time will tell just how long these barriers will hold up.
And, if indeed, it succumbs to the infiltration, keeping it standing may take a major toll on all of your resources. However, losing your home to termite infestation is an unacceptable option so before you are placed in such an unfortunate position, you best protect your own home now.