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Without a doubt, termites are one of the worst pest infestations you could have in your home or business. Throughout the United States, termites infest more than 5 million homes each year and cause nearly 5 billion dollars in damages! These silent destroyers can be present for years without revealing themselves, quietly eating away at a structure.

To prevent a termite infestation, it’s crucial to work with a professional pest control company such as Pest Defense Solutions. We provide regular inspections and highly effective termite treatments that will keep you termite-free, guaranteed.

How dangerous are termites? 

Although termites can cause significant damage to structures, they do not pose a serious direct threat to humans and do not bite. It is rare for termites to come into contact with people whatsoever. Thankfully, they do not carry or transmit viruses as other pests do. However, there have been reports of people suffering from asthma attacks inside infested structures due to the irritating particles and dust created by their wood-boring destruction.

Best ways to prevent termites

The most reliable way you can prevent a termite infestation is to work with a pest control company who can provide regular inspections and industry-leading industries. Our Pest Defense Solutions team will also provide you with tips on reducing the risk of a termite infestation, such as:

  • Remove dead trees or stumps in the front, back, or side yards
  • Stack firewood away from the home
  • Make sure the downspouts from the gutters direct all water a good distance away from the foundation
  • Pull back any landscaping or mulch that is within 6 inches of the home’s foundation
  • Repair all plumbing leaks to avoid excess moisture
  • Repair any exterior structural damage
  • Avoid any direct ground-to-wood contact, especially around decks and porches

Long-lasting termite extermination

No matter what, controlling and preventing termites requires the assistance of a termite exterminator. At Pest Defense Solutions, we will work with you to create a termite control plan suited to the unique needs of your property. To learn more about our termite treatments, give our team a call today!

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