It’s Not Too Late To Protect Your Home From Termites

Colony of termites dug up from the ground.

Termites will be swarming soon. We're coming up on the start of termite season. But it isn't too late to get your home protected. When you have Sentricon installed, it works to protect your property immediately. That is good news because termites can do serious damage to your home. Today, we're going to talk a little bit about what termite damage looks like, explore some tips to avoid termite damage, and discuss how Sentricon is uniquely qualified to protect your property for these destructive insects.

What Termite Damage Looks Like

Most of the time, you're not going to see termite damage. These insects do damage on the inside of wood timbers. But, when conditions are right, you might see their handiwork. You'll have to look in damp, dark places. Termite workers have an aversion to light and they require a lot of moisture to survive. Search in crawl spaces. Examine the base of fence posts. And examine any area where wood touches the soil. If you find trenches that feel gritty to the touch, it is likely that you have a termite infestation.

How to Avoid Termite Damage

Controlling moisture in your yard can make the wood of your home and exterior structures less attractive to termites. Those wood-eating insects have a preference for rotting wood. They also have a preference for moist soil. Keep things dry around your home to resist termites and prevent termite damage.

Professional Termite Control

When termites come to feed on your home, they're going to do it from the ground and they're going to target old or rotting wood first. For these two reasons, the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ is uniquely designed to stop them. This termite control system is placed in the ground, where termites are going to find it, and the bait used in the Sentricon® System has been proven to be more desirable to termites than wood—that is saying something when wood is one of their dietary staples. The best part about Sentricon® are the words, "Always Active." When you have Sentricon®, it begins working as soon as termites find the bait. There is enough active ingredient in a Sentricon® bait station to take out most termite colonies. You won't have to wait for your technician to inspect your bait stations and install a cartridge with active bait, as is the case with some termite bait solutions.

If you've been on the fence about investing in termite protection, now is the perfect time. Spring is when termites begin to spread. Don't let them make a meal out of your home in Bettendorf or throughout the Quad City area's. Invest in Sentricon® with Always Active™ and get your termite protection in place today.

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