Tips And Tricks For Protecting Your Laredo Home From Termites

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There are lots of pests that live here in Laredo that people dislike. Many fly or crawl through living areas and annoy residents, making them despised by many. Others cause serious problems behind the scenes that most homeowners don't know about until it's too late. Termites are pests people rarely see but cause expensive damage when left unchecked. If you haven't taken the time to learn about these pests or how to control them inside your home, we have some things you should consider today. Call our team at EnviroGuard if you need direct information about our advanced termite pest control in Laredo, and ask how we can help you with these wood-destroying pests. 

The Signs Of A Termite Infestation

Our hope is that your home does not currently have an active termite infestation. Although we would love to assume that this is the case, it is important that we find out for certain. Often homeowners can identify these pests if they know what they are looking for. Here are some signs of termites that indicate a problem inside or around your house:

  • Mud tubes running up your exterior foundation
  • Overly-squeaky floors
  • Tight-fitting doors and windows
  • Moisture spots on floors and walls
  • Hollow-sounding wood
  • A rustling noise coming from inside structural wood

For help spotting these pests, bring our team in for a quick inspection. We will be happy to use our training and advanced tools to help you identify these nasty insects inside or around your house.

Why Termites Infest And Destroy Wooden Structures

Termites are food-motivated creatures. They are constantly on the lookout for new wooden items to feed on. Subterranean termites, the most common termite species in our area, eat wood and other cellulose-based items that are either damaged by water in decay. An infestation might start on your property with these pests nibbling on wet cardboard in your yard. If they find tasty wood inside your home, they will eventually make their way indoors. Our goal is to help you avoid this scenario at all costs using some termite prevention tips and advanced termite control. Let's start with what prevention methods work best to combat these pests. 

Handy Tips To Prevent Termites Around Your Property

To stop termites before they cause extensive damage to your home or property, you should have some prevention methods in place. One way to deal with these pests before they get inside your house is to implement DIY prevention strategies. Here are a few options to start with.

  1. Seal gaps, holes, and cracks in your home's exterior foundation.
  2. Make sure to seal your windows and doors properly.
  3. Remove cardboard, sticks, leaves, and other similar clutter from your yard.
  4. Pull up dead stumps and remove them from your property.
  5. Repair or replace structural wood inside your home that is water damaged.
  6. Address moisture problems anywhere on your property.

For more information about professional termite control or to guarantee that these pests stay out of your home year-round, talk with our team at EnviroGuard.

Professional Termite Control Offers Lasting Protection For Your Home

EnviroGuard is a local and dedicated pest control provider that knows how to deal with all different types of termites here in Laredo. Whether you need help dealing with an active infestation or are looking for a year-round option to keep termites out of your home, we have what you need. Let our team treat your property for these pests to address existing infestations and stop future invaders. 

Talk with us at EnviroGuard now to learn more about our advanced termite control options and find out what we can do to help you deter and eliminate these pests in Laredo.