Since termites are a constant threat to your house, you should take every possible step to protect your home.

Termite Attraction

Here are some things to look for to eliminate moisture problems that could attract termites:

–       Repair and seal any leaky faucets and water pipes. Also check your A/C unit

–       Divert any water that might be seeping down to your foundation

–       Maintain gutters and downspouts and keep all vents open

–       Landscape to remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch

–       Make sure there is no standing water on your roof

Termite Food Sources Should be Removed

Are you creating food sources for termites? If so, you need to eliminate those. These can include any firewood or lumber, stumps or debris near your house. Essentially the wood on your home should not contact the soil because termites are able to create housing “mounds” that allow them to have easy and close access to food sources. If you do have areas where the wood of your house contacts the soil, such as wooden fences or decks, you should check these often for any signs of termite damage.

Termite Warning Signs

Indicators of termites include:  Swarms of winged insects that are in your home, or that you see in the soil around your home, Discarded wings or frass (termite droppings). Termites can cause cracked or bubbled paint. Wood that sounds hollow when you tap on it can indicate that drywood termites have set up a home. And lastly, you should keep your eyes out for mud tubes that appear on exterior walls, wooden beams, or in any crawl spaces.


Termite Control Phoenix

Contact Info:
Termite Control Arizona
3317 East Bell Road #101
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 904-6587