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Connecticut Termite Prevention Tips

Termite Inspection CT - Connecticut Termite Prevention TipsTermite Inspection CT – Connecticut Termite Prevention Tips.

Liquid treatments are the most conventional method of termite control. This is effective because it creates a treatment zone around your CT home, which keeps termites from entering.

Termite Prevention Tips:

  • Get rid of wood, cardboard debris and wood piles near the structure.
  • Make sure there is proper ventilation in crawlspaces and basement.
  • Reduce moisture buildup by keeping plants from coming into contact with outside walls.
  • Do not allow wood or foam board to come into contact with soil.
  • Make sure properly treated wood is used if wood must contact soil.
  • Used lumber, furniture and other wooden articles should be carefully inspected for termite infestations.
  • All windows, doors and vents, especially those in the attic, should be screened with 20 mesh screen to keep the reproductive insects from entering.
  • Paint will give exposed wood protection against termite entry.
  • Fill all cracks and crevices with putty or caulk before painting.
  • Certain woods are naturally resistant to termite attacks. Among these are: heartwood of redwood, bald cypress, mahogany and Spanish cedar. Weathering, however, reduces the resistance.

Fun termite fact:

The queen of a certain termite species can lay 40,000 eggs per day.

This entry was posted on July 15, 2014.