Mike Travers

Owner of EcoGeek Pest Control and expert in all things Pest Control!

4 Steps to Prevent Termites in Your Home


Termites are more than an annoyance for homeowners. These small insects can cause serious damage to your home! If you live locally, then the best thing that you can do is talk to our team at EcoGeek about pest control prevention to keep the termites away. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.

Tip #1: Look at the Areas Around Your Home

Even if your home is free of termites, your risk of infestation will go up if you have an environment that attracts these insects. Consider the breeding grounds and food sources that might be in your yard. For example, if you have fallen trees, branches, wood piles, or old stumps, then these areas could be an invitation for termites to come. Termites need 4 things. Food, water, shelter and a place to multiply. This is why you will often see termite under your flower pots. This area provides all 4 of the termites' needs.

The infestation will start in the yard, but eventually, the bugs might work their way into your home. Take some time to work on landscaping so that you can clear the debris and reduce the risk of infestation.

Tip #2: Assess Water Access

Water is an essential need for both rodents and insects. If you have areas of the yard that are wet or damp throughout the day, then that spot might be a magnet for termites and other pests. Keep the wood dry and cut off the water source.

You can’t stop watering your lawn. But, you can make changes to eliminate standing water in the yard. Look for potential leaks that need to be fixed and get rid of stagnant water in buckets or bird baths.

Tip #3: Use termite proof building materials for Your Property

Termites can dig their way through the wood, but there are plenty of other materials that they can’t get through. Reinforce your home with products that reduce the risk of the insects coming inside. You might consider materials such as piping, plastic, or stainless-steel to protect your property. There are many material options that are termite proof these days. EcoGeek Pest Control can also pre-treat a house that you are building.

Also, consider a concrete foundation to keep termites away from your deck. These additions can be designed to add classy décor and strengthen your home at the same time.

Tip #4: Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

The best thing that you can do to assess your risk of a termite infestation is to talk to a pest control expert. We encourage homeowners to set a time for a termite consultation before an infestation occurs. With preventive steps, we can help you protect your home so that you can avoid the expensive damage that can occur from these pests.

Are you ready to learn more about natural methods to reduce the risk of termites? Talk to the pest control experts at EcoGeek. We are here to help with anything that you need! Call to schedule a consultation: 508.280.1108

Need Help With Pests Around Your Home?

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.