San Diego Homeowners' Ultimate Termite Prevention Guide

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Termites are one of the most destructive pests to invade your home, and, when left untreated, a termite problem may even lead to a risk of structural collapse due to hollowed-out wood in your home. This guide aims to help you understand termite prevention and the necessary steps for proper termite removal to protect your home from this pest.

Species Of Termites That Commonly Invade San Diego Homes

Though there are many different kinds of termites found across the United States and even in California, only a few types of termites commonly invade San Diego homes:

  • Subterranean Termites
  • Drywood Termites
  • Dampwood Termites

Each of these termite species has a different preference about where they live and the areas of wood they invade. However, each species can cause significant destruction around your home when infestations are left uncontrolled. Proper termite identification and termite treatment by San Diego pest control are essential for your home.

The Extent Of Damage Termites Can Silently Cause To Your Home

Termite infestations often start completely undetected – invasions are silent. Most individuals won’t notice the damage occurring to their home as it happens quietly and out of sight in internal wooden areas. However, termites can create extreme damage as they tunnel through wood resulting in tight-fitting doors and windows, sinking floors, dipping ceilings, bulging walls, and wood that appears visually damaged or breaks away easily. Over time, this destruction can even lead to structural collapse, which can be incredibly dangerous to experience.

Six Natural Ways To Prevent Termites Around Your Home

You can take a few preventative steps for termite prevention to ensure this pest doesn’t invade your home and become a widespread infestation, such as:

  1. Reduce soil to wood contact around your home's foundation, making it more difficult for termites to invade.
  2. Elevate and store all lumber and firewood at least ten feet away from your home.
  3. Inspect all building materials or lumber that gets moved into your home for signs of termites before use.
  4. Keep your yard free of debris, especially fallen branches and trees stumps; these make for prime termite hiding spots.
  5. Fix up moisture issues around your homes, such as drainage problems outdoors and interior leaks; these can damage wood and make it easier for termites to invade.
  6. Keep the wood around your home in good shape, and consider finishing all exposed wood to make termite invasions more difficult.

However, you should note that while these prevention tips can deter infestations, they will not reduce or treat a current active termite problem. Only our pest control professionals at Habitat Protection can help with that. Call us at the first sign of termite issues to prevent significant damage from this pest.

The Most Effective Termite Control For Your Home

The most effective way to remove termite infestations and protect your property from infestations of this pest is to contact Habitat Protection for expert assistance. Our professionals at Habitat Protection will inspect your property for termite issues and implement tailored treatments that remove termites from even the hardest-to-reach hiding places. 

Contact us at Habitat Protection today for termite control and let us protect your property from their damage.

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