How to Prevent Termites and Stop Them in their Tracks


Do you know your home may be at risk from termites? According to our research, nearly one third of homeowners have had a subterranean termite problem at some point. The National Pest Management Association reports termites cause more than $5 billion dollars of damage in the U.S. each year. These pests can be a significant threat to your home and, unfortunately, damage caused by termites is typically not covered by homeowner’s insurance. That’s why you should protect your home with the Sentricon® System. Sentricon is the number one subterranean termite system for home protection.

How to Prevent Termites and Stop Them in their Tracks.

There are three key signs that can help you determine whether your home has a termite problem:

  • Discarded wings from a termite swarm
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces
  • Wood construction that sounds hollow when tapped.

You can learn more about termite swarms and how to detect termites here.

Winged termites and winged ants often look similar in appearance. If you think you have either in your home, click here to learn how to identify termites vs. ants.

Even though you may not suspect you have termites now, they can be nearby. Termites never stop feeding, and their job is to protect and provide food for the termite colony. They continuously look for new sources of cellulose, their main source of nutrients. Cellulose is the fiber that gives wood its structural strength.

Termite damage may start with tree stumps, firewood, or fallen trees near your home. Once close enough to your home, these eating machines can then look to survive by eating doors, window frames, fences, wallpaper, furniture, cloth and even books!

Prevent termites from finding your home as a new source of food by calling HomeTeam Pest Defense today. A consultation with a HomeTeam termite specialist can provide you with further information on termite treatments for new construction, traditional termite protection methods and the Sentricon System to actively defend your home.

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