Types of Termites and the Damage they cause:
Termites are common here in South California, and once they start feeding on a house, they can cause significant structural damage. Because termites usually feed in areas that are hidden from view, they are one of the most difficult infestations to detect.
Limit Cellulose Access Termites can easily feed on cellulose that is in contact with soil and work their sdk way into your home.
Keep the levels of your landscaping mulch several inches below your home’s siding.
In the winter, cover your firewood and store it away from your home.
Never buy wood scraps in your yard – it makes it easier for termites to find your home.
Since termites like a moist environment, you can prevent them by keeping your home and its surrounding areas dry.
Keep bushes, trees, and other vegetation trimmed and away from your home’s foundation.
Make sure the attic, crawl space, and basement are kept dry and well-ventilated.
Limit Water Supplies
Termites need water to survive, so make sure you make it as scarce as possible to find near your home.
a) Use gutters that aren’t clogged to funnel rainwater away from your home. This prevents standing water sources.
b) Find and fix any water leaks you may have in your home.
c) If you use sprinklers, keep them away from your home’s foundation as often as possible.