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How to prevent termite damage in your home

Are you wondering how to prevent termites from taking over your home? The experts have some good advice on how you can keep your home termite-free:

  • Seal outside cracks and holes along the foundation, including the areas around utility lines and pipes
  • Make sure basements, attics and crawl spaces are well ventilated and dry
  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and AC units
  • Replace weather stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and 5 inches off the ground
  • Inspect the foundation of your home for signs of mud tubes(used by termites to reach a food source), cracked or bubbling paint and wood that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Direct water away from your house through properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks
  • Keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation
  • Monitor all exterior areas of wood, including windows, doorframes and skirting boards for any noticeable changes

Source: pestworld.org

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