4 Ways You May be Attracting Termites

4 Ways You May be Attracting Termites

Termite is a scary word for homeowners. These silent pests can slowly eat away at your families home and do major damage to your investment. While people often times do not treat for termites until their damage is made evident, what’s worse, is they may be inadvertently attracting termites to their homes.

  1. Clogged Gutters: Not taking the time to clean out your homes gutters can prove a costly mistake. The pooling water and insulation of debris create the perfect climate for attracting termites. Be sure to keep those cleaned out!
  2. Wood Stacks: While it may seem convenient to stack your firewood close to the house, it can actually create the perfect environment and entry into your home for termites. Be sure to keep your wood at least 20 feet away from your home and off the ground if possible.
  3. Rotting Wood: Old tree stumps or perhaps excess wood from a project laying around can create fuel for termites that may eventually spill over into your home. Make sure to remove these items from your yard.
  4. Mulch: While mulch is often times used in close proximity to your homes foundation, be sure to keep an eye out for signs of termites. Mulch provides the fuel and moisture that they are attracted to making it the perfect spot for an infestation to begin.

As always, be sure to contact your Sureguard professional to ensure that your home is safe from these destructive insects. Even better, ask us how we can further help you prevent termite damage from ever occurring.