How to Keep Termites From Damaging Your Home

feb 2021

How to Keep Termites From Damaging Your Home

Eliminate wood in contact with the ground
Wood siding, doors, and window frames should be at least six inches above the ground.

Do not let moisture accumulate near the foundation of your home
Termites are attracted to moisture and are more likely to infest if the soil next to the foundation is consistently moist.

Reduce moisture & humidity in crawl spaces
Vents should be kept free of leaves, dirt, and debris, and should not be obstructed by vegetation.

Never store firewood or wood debris against your home's foundation
Firewood, lumber, cardboard boxes, newspapers, and similar materials attract termites and provide a source of food.

Keep mulch at least 15 inches away from your home's foundation
Termites are attracted to mulch primarily because of its moisture-retaining properties, and the insulation it affords against temperature extremes.

The best way to determine whether or not termites are present in your home is to call an expert. A professional termite and pest control company, like Central Coast Termite & Pest, can help determine whether or not termites are infesting your home, and can help to eliminate them if they are!


Give us a call today at (805) 710-1871 . You can even take a picture and send it to us!