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Steps To Deter Termites As Summer Arrives

June 14, 2019

Hunger is a driving force in life. If you have ever gone more than a day without food, you have felt this force yourself. We would venture to guess that if you haven’t eaten in the past 5-6 hours, you are hungry right now. The difference between you and termites is that when termites get the munchies, they destroy homes.

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When are termites most active?

If we told you that termites prefer warm weather, when would you guess they would be the most active? During the summer, right? You would be correct. Even though termites begin expanding their colonies, and destroying homes, in the early spring, they don’t reach their full productivity until right about now. 

Last-Minute Steps To Mitigate Termite Risk

Because termite season is already in full swing, there is a good chance your home may already be a food source target for a nearby termite colony. If this is the case, these following tips may not be helpful. But, if your home shows no signs of a termite infestation yet, below are some preventative steps that you can take now to reduce the risk of termites settling in on your property.

  • Fix leaks in and around your home.

  • Make sure all of your gutters and drains are working as intended.

  • Install dehumidifiers in particularly humid areas of your home.

  • Repair any water-damaged wood around your home.

  • Remove any wood debris from your yard, including cardboard.

  • Trim back bushes and greenery from the exterior foundation of your home.

Why Call Kanga For Long-Term Treatments

Although the above steps can help to deter termites, none of them is 100% guaranteed to work. To fully protect your home against termites and the damage they cause, give the professionals here at Kanga a call today. We will discuss your options and set up a time for one of our highly trained pest technicians to head out your way with a solution that fits your home's needs.

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