Avoiding termite infestation in Vancouver
Vancouver residents are waking up to early signs of bug infestations this year. And the worst kind of these tiny critters are not even visible until there’s a full blown infestation in the house.
We are talking about termites. Termites are the kind of pest that you do not want in your home. With a notorious reputation for damaging everything that comes in their way, these tiny insects build colonies numbering millions and each colony is capable of consuming 1 KG of wood each day.
Think about how soon it would go through the foundation of the house.
Thankfully, if you plan early, you can avoid a termite infestation in your Vancouver home.
Here are a few tips to help you get going.
It is wisely said that, ‘Prevention is better than cure’. So, one of the ways to avoid a termite infestation is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
A lot of people live under the misconception that if they have not used wood in contact with the ground, it can prevent an infestation. Subterranean termites are known to nest below the ground and build mud tubes that are 40 to 50 feet long to gain entry into the wood. And all they need is a tiny crevice the width of a nickel to enter the house.
There are many DIY termite solutions and home remedies floating around on the internet.
Will it work for you to help prevent a termite infection? That depends.
The question is, do you want to risk it? Termites can cause substantial damage in very little time. Why would you want to try and save a few hundred dollars when you can potentially lose thousands down the road?
It’s always safer to hire a Pest Control Company Vancouver, who will inspect, detect and eliminate termite colonies with professional solutions that are proven to work.
But if you still prefer going the DIY way, here are a few suggestions.
As the name suggests, Termite Barriers are a form of preventive measure that prevents termites from gaining access to your home.
Chemically treated termite barrier which is a liquid that is applied to the soil near the perimeter of the house. Some chemical barriers kill the invading pests while others deter them from entering the premises.
Since each type of termite infestation demands a unique treatment approach, the termites may just breach this barrier and gain entry to your home. So, its always safer to hire a pest control company Vancouver to secure your home from these devastating insects.
Physical barrier is an added layer of sheet usually made of steel mesh that is laid under the slab of the home preventing the termites from entering the foundation. If you are building a new home, then installing a physical barrier to prevent termite infestations is highly recommended.
If you have never dealt with Termite infestations before, then chances are that you are unaware of the severity of the situation. It would be a lot safer to speak to a Pest Control Vancouver company to know how to secure your home against Termites.