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Prevention Is Your Best Termite Control Tool

We’ve all heard the phrase, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Nothing could be more true when it comes to professional termite control. Unlike many other types of pests, termites can do significant damage to your home if left untreated. Most of us understand the basics of termites. They are tiny bugs that eat wood. Well, that is the truth, but it’s not the whole truth. These small bugs don’t just snack on the wood here and there. They constantly eat every moment of the day, never sleeping, never stopping. And the scarier truth about termites is there are more than just a couple of them behind the walls of your house. Each colony can house hundreds of thousands of hungry bugs. So take 100,000 termites and set them at the wood frame of your home, eating constantly, and before long, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

We know this sounds more than a little dramatic, and we’re willing to be dramatic, to tell the truth about what can happen if you don’t take termites seriously. Based on our 40+ years of pest control expertise, we can confidently tell you that the best termite control is preventative. That’s not to say you can’t treat existing termite colonies, but you avoid damage altogether if they never happen. Here are some things we think you need to know about termite infestations and what we can do to help you prevent it

Termites In Florida

Like us, you live in the state of Florida and are very familiar with our hot and humid weather. It’s part of the charm of this place. It’s also what makes the summers feel endless some years. But what we want you to know about Florida weather is that it is ideal for termites. Termites, like many other bugs, love warm damp environments, and August in Florida is about the warmest dampest place you’ll find. As a Florida homeowner, the chances of you encountering termites at some point are very high. We urge you to develop a relationship with the termite control company before it becomes a problem.

Is It Even Possible To Control Termites

All the information we’ve given you about termites may lead you to believe that there is nothing you can do to control the flow of unwanted pests in your home. That’s not entirely true. The best way to avoid an infestation is to have an army of prevention tools at the ready. When you invest in ongoing termite prevention, your home is never left unguarded. Prevention isn’t the only tool we have. Methods like fumigation treat live colonies once they have already set up camp inside your home. Together, we can eliminate your termite problem.

How To Protect Your Home

Now that we know that termites love warm, damp environments, we can take that information and consider the areas of your home or property that might be susceptible to an infestation. For example, your old rotting tree in your yard, leaking shower pan, or rotting deck may also be an open infestation to pests of all kinds looking for a comfortable place to live. Keeping up with maintenance around your home and property is not just about appearances. As you see, it also helps ward off unwanted pests. Monitor the trees and bushes on your property and look for places around your home where rainwater pools or the ground is not exposed to enough sun to dry up. In partnership with a dependable termite service, your preventative measures will protect your home from damage for years to come.

When To Call In Professionals

If you ask us, you should always have an ongoing relationship with a termite control company. You never know when you’re going to need them. It’s much easier and less expensive to treat your home proactively than it is to fumigate your house once you’ve already spotted the first signs of a termite problem. If you don’t already have a termite and pest control service, this is an excellent time of year to invest in one. While many pests are lying dormant, waiting for the warmer weather to appear, you can be treating your home with an invisible barrier to keep them out.

We Can Help

The Holder Pest and Termite Control team has been treating homes in DeLand and the surrounding areas for decades. We know all about the pests who like to call our area home. Whether you live in a brand new home or a home that has been around for one hundred years, we are guaranteed to have experience working with problems just like yours. We’re so grateful to all the families who have trusted us with their homes over the years. We built our local, family-owned business in this community, and we are happy to be a part of yours. When you are ready to invest in quality, ongoing termite control, give us a call. We look forward to working with you.