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Protect Your Home From Termites

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

With over 150 years of pest control experience serving all of Ohio and Michigan as well as parts of Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania, Rose Pest Solutions knows just how emotionally and financially crippling a termite infestation can be.  Throughout the United States, termites cause more damage each year than fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes put together and although getting rid of termites should be left to the professionals, Rose would like to offer homeowners a few prevention tips and to let you know there are a few warning signs you should be on the lookout for.  

Prevent Termite Infestations In Your Home

Although if the conditions are right in or around your home, preventing termites can be nearly impossible, there are a few things you can do to make your home less attractive to these wood-consuming insects.

  • Termites need moisture to survive, so repair leaky pipes and faucets both indoors and out

  • Keep shrubs, mulch, and other landscaping away from your home

  • Stack firewood away from your home

  • Clean up wooden debris around your yard

  • Keep your basement and crawlspaces free of wood, newspapers, cardboard boxes, old books

  • Keep gutters clean and pointed well away from your foundation

Signs And Damages Of Termite Activity

Every home throughout our region is at risk for a termite infestation.  Although you may have implemented many preventative measures, unfortunately, these tiny insects may still invade.  Homeowners should be on the lookout for the telling signs that termites are sneaking about:

  • Small mud tunnels along your home’s foundation

  • The sight of swarming termites, usually in early spring, following a rainstorm

  • Dead termites or shed swarmer wings on your window sills or along walls

  • Sagging window or door frames

  • “Squishy” appearing floors or ceilings

  • Small holes in any wood surface

  • Cracked or crumbling drywall

Protecting homes from the damaging effects of termites is a top priority for Rose Pest Solutions.  We offer effective termite services, including the use of the Sentricon° Colony Elimination System, which provides protection from termites in a 3 step process:

  • Detection

  • Elimination

  • Continuous Monitoring

If you are a homeowner in Troy, Detroit, or elsewhere throughout Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania or Ohio, including Cincinnati or Dayton, and you suspect termite activity in your home, please contact Rose Pest Solutions today.

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