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5 Ways to Prevent Termites Eating Your Home

Strong and sharp-pointed jaws which termite colony use to bite and chew at the wood inside and outside your home. Over a short period of time, ceilings, walls and structures are damaged causing risks of collapsing.

Homeowners today can now take into their hands, some termite prevention measures to protect your home and family early. Below are the few quick termite facts that you should know:

  • Termites feed on wood non-stop in a day 24 hours
  • Subterranean termites live in soil underground
  • Termite queen life spans for 5 to 10 years and lays up to 160,000 eggs in a year!
  • A colony comprises of 95% worker termites; 5% soldier termites
  • Mud tubes made out of soil and fecal matter is built by termites for them to travel around in
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Luckily there is a lot that can be done prevent termite infestation at home. Here are 5 termite prevention tips from Rentokil to protect your largest asset.

  1. Roof Tiles – fix all broken tiles otherwise moisture gets into the house and attracts termites.
  2. Down Pipes – leaking pipes provide steady source of moist conditions favorable for termites.
  3. Debris Adjacent to Walls – wooden logs, overgrown plants, mulch nearby attached to the house encourage termites to hide and live in.
  4. Foundation Cracks – cracks and crevices enable termites’ easy entry into homes.
  5. Garden Mulch – having the garden a distance away from the concrete house keeps it safe from easy termite access.

Take pro-active steps today to prevent and protect your property from a possible termite attack. A comprehensive termite inspection by Rentokil Initial that using microwave heat technology to detect presence of termites will give your home and family the peace of mind assurance. Drop us a quick online form or call 0 8001 333 777 today!

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