Home Remedies To Prevent Termite Infestations In El Centro

April 15, 2022 - Termites

termite on mound

Pest control in El Centro can be a tough task for any homeowner. At Imperial County Pest Control we’ve seen a wide variety of pests, and one of the most damaging and destructive pests is the termite. You should know that there are steps you can take to help prevent and eliminate a termite infestation and control the pests in your El Centro home.

Can I Treat My House For Termites Myself?

There are many products and claims that state they will eliminate termites. At Imperial County Pest Control, we can offer comprehensive treatment plans to exterminate termites once and for all. If you want to take steps to lower your risks of termites in your El Centro home, we advise you to try the following tips:

  • Seal cracks and crevices, especially in your home’s foundation to eliminate entry points.

  • Be sure easily accessed spaces such as windows, doors, and vents are well sealed or screened.

  • Do not store woodpiles near the home, as it is an easy space for pests to inhabit and reach your home.

  • Keep all shrubs and trees trimmed back from the house.

  • Frequently remove all trash and debris from the home and property.

  • Store all foods in tightly sealed containers to prevent pest access.

  • Store waste in cans with lids, so as not to attract pests.

Is It Possible To Fully Get Rid Of Termites?

No matter the steps that you take, without the help of the professionals, termite control is nearly impossible. To fully get rid of termites, Imperial County Pest Control can inspect your El Centro home inside and out to formulate the best way to treat termites (or any other pests “bugging” you). Because they live in large colonies, it is nearly impossible to get rid of termites completely on your own. Given that these pests can cause expensive damage, it is best to quickly and safely eliminate them from your home as soon as possible.

What Kind Of Damage Can Termites Cause?

Termites feed on the wood that makes up your home. Destroying your house from its basic framework out can make termites an expensive pest, indeed. Major beams that hold up your entire home are likely made of wood. Similarly, windowsills, door frames, baseboards, and wood flooring can all be at great risk when you have termites in your El Centro home. Within the span of just three short years, the presence of termites can make a home inhabitable. The destruction caused by these bugs can be very dangerous. 

Damages caused by termites cost five billion dollars to American homeowners in property damages each and every year, according to the National Pest Management Association. Don’t let your home be part of that price tag.

The Trick To Permanently Getting Rid Of Termites In El Centro

In order to efficiently and effectively get rid of termites in your home, it's best to call us at Imperial County Pest Control as soon as you see signs of these costly pests. If you have noticed wood damage, such as chewed or pinholes in wood, have seen the sawdust-like piles of waste they leave behind, or perhaps have noticed the shed wings of reproductive swarmer termites, it may mean you already have an infestation.

Don’t let termites cost you. At Imperial County Pest Control, we know just what it takes to safely and quickly get rid of pests and restore your El Centro home to a safe space. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We can create a home pest control plan tailored specifically to your unique needs. 

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