Buzz Kill Pest Control, LLC has some great tips and information on how to prevent termites in both post-construction and pre-construction phases of building.
Post-Construction Termite Prevention Tips:
- Avoid water accumulation near the foundation of your structure.
- Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
- Make sure the structure is properly ventilated, including the attic and internal crawl spaces.
- Identify and fix all water leaks in your home, both internal and external
- Remove any brush or heavy growth around your home.
- Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in your yard.
- Store all firewood and excess building material away from the structure
- Most importantly, eliminate wood contact with the soil by maintaining at least a one-inch gap between the soil and wood portions of the building
Pre-Construction Termite Prevention Tips:
- Clean building site of all stumps, roots, wood and similar materials before you start construction.
- Remove all form boards and grade stakes used in construction.
- There should be no contact between the building woodwork and the soil or fill. Exterior woodwork should be located a minimum of 6 inches above the ground and beams in crawl spaces at least 18 inches above the ground to provide ample space to make future inspections.
- Landscape plants and irrigation should not be placed within two feet of the foundation.
- Thorough annual inspections should be conducted to discover evidence of wood damage or termite activity such as shelter tubes on foundation surfaces, wings or adult termites.
- Any wood to ground/soil contact, such as fence posts, poles, and general foundation structures, should be commercially pressure treated, and should not touch another structure.
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