The humid and warm climate in Singapore is an optimal environment for termites. Unfortunately, this makes your home susceptible to termite attacks at any time. As termites are pests that gnaw away at wooden furniture and fixtures, they cause unsightly damage. Nobody wants termites in their home, but do you know how you can keep them out?
Here are some tips for preventing termites from infesting your home:
- Keep moisture at bay
Many types of termites are attracted to moist areas such as decaying wood and moist soil. Routinely check your home for areas that are prone to collecting moisture, such as near leaking pipes, air conditioner parts that drip, or an area with a lot of plants. Wherever possible, fix the leaky pipes and invest in a good ventilation system for your home.
Keep wooden objects away from these high-moisture areas to avoid them becoming a source of food for the termites.
- Prevent access
Termites typically gain access into homes from the ground and small cracks that lead to the home. They also commonly attack wooden fixtures that are near the ground first. If your home has wooden floors or skirting, you should consider treating the wood with termiticide to deter termites from eating through them. Your local pest control can advise you on how to do this. If possible, also avoid placing wooden furniture near the ground or a bed of soil.
- Conduct routine checks
Conduct routine checks in your home for signs of pest infestation. A key way to prevent a major infestation is to spot early signs and eradicate the pests immediately. Some clues that termites are in your home are wood damage, mud tubes, and their pellet-like faecal matter. If you spot any signs of termites in your home, it is time to take action!
- Hire Pest Control Company
Termites are wood-hungry creatures that can infest any home. Homes that are kept impeccably clean can also fall victims to the pests. To be doubly sure that your home is free from termites, it is recommended to hire a termite removal company for routine checks on your home. In the case you already have a termite infestation in your home, the professional pest control company can detect the location of the termites and conceive effective strategies to eliminate the insects.
Termites are active any time of the year, and they can infest any home that has wood in it. The good news is, you can prevent termite infestation using these tips, and with the help of your pest control company. Prevention and early detection go a long way to keep your home termite-free!