Did you know termites cause more than $5 billion in damage each year? Now just think about what that will cost with inflation…yikes! A well-developed termite colony can have over a million workers consuming over 100 pounds of wood per year. Prevention is critical to protecting any home or building from termite damage.

How to Prevent Termites:

  • Identify and eliminate potential entry points such as gaps around gas & water lines and anywhere that has wood-to-ground contact.
  • Reduce food sources by removing excess cellulose materials from your house.
  • Make sure wood siding is at least six inches above the ground.
  • Reduce excess moisture in areas like the basement and crawlspace.
  • Make sure water doesn’t pool on your roof or by the foundation.
  • Inspect any lumber that comes in the home before using it.

How to Get Rid of Termites:

If you suspect you already have a termite issue, it is critical to address it right away. The longer you wait, the more the colony will grow and the more damage the termites will cause. We highly recommend contacting your local termite exterminator to assess the situation and implement a comprehensive baiting program. Once the termites have been eliminated, it is important to conduct ongoing inspection, monitoring and re-baiting as needed.

If you have any questions about termites or suspect a termite issue in your home or business, contact us today.  Attention Pest Solutions offers termite control for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.