Keys to Protecting Your Home from Termites
June 26, 2017
Here at Moyer Pest Control, we often get calls from customers because they are finding signs of pests in their home. Typically, they describe that there is a line of ants traveling through the kitchen, there is a wall of spider webs in the basement, or there is the pitter-patter of mice feet in the attic. While prevention is always best, pests usually show early signs of their existence and can usually be successfully eliminated before too much damage has occurred to your home. There are however some pests that can be detrimental if you wait too long to resolve the problem. One such pest is the termite. Termites often enter homes unnoticed; and once they are finally noticed which can be weeks, months, or even years later, major structural damage to your home has already been done.
We want our customers to truly understand that preventing a termite infestation is far more efficient than playing the waiting game. Waiting for termites to invade and reacting to the infestation is a recipe for disaster. The best way to handle termites is to put a prevention plan in place so that these tiny, highly destructive pests don’t ever find their way into your home. When it comes to termites, prevention is the least costly way to deal with them.
Termite prevention tips include:
Termites need to live in a very moist environment in order to thrive - reduce excess moisture around your home by repairing leaking fixtures, faucets, and pipes.
Install air-conditioning units and/or dehumidifiers to reduce humidity levels in your home.
Make sure that gutters are in good working order to divert water away from your house.
Replace water damaged wood both inside and outside your home, replace rotted roof shingles.
Maintain at least an 18-inch gap between soil and any wood portions of your home.
Now that you have learned some things you can do to help deter termites, find out how the termite professionals at Moyer Pest Control can help to prevent termites (or as they are commonly referred to, “silent destroyers”) from making their way into your home to eventually cause significant and costly structural damages. Moyer Pest Control is so committed to preventing termite infestations that we not only offer one effective service, but we have three different termite prevention programs for you to choose from so that you get the exact services you need.
Pest Termite Renewal Program (PTR): Through the Green Eyes monitoring stations a “ring” of detection is placed around your home. If termites begin feeding on the station a quick and reliable visual signal will be set off! This system is so easy to use that you can easily check the system in between our professional’s annual visits.
Pest Termite Preventative Program (PTP): This program features the proactive use of Termidor termiticide on the exterior of your home. Termidor will act as a barrier between your home and foraging termites.
Complete Home Guard Plus (PQP): Through our year-round home pest control program, termite treatment is provided to prevent an infestation in addition to providing other services needed to control and prevent common household pests! This program is a comprehensive way to protect your home from ants, mice, spiders, AND termites. Stop pests from being able to make the first move; take action today with the help of the pest professional at Moyer Pest Control.
Don’t leave a termite infestation in your Pennsylvania home up to chance. Stop termites today, and stop your home from taking part in the 5 billion dollars’ worth of termite damage that occurs yearly across the United States! Contact Moyer Pest Control today to learn about our highly effective termite prevention programs!