HOW DO YOU BEAT TERMITES AND PROTECT YOUR HOME?

THERE ARE 2 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AND DECREASE THE CHANCES OF TERMITE INFESTATION.

Your home is your castle, a real source of pride. But don’t let your quality home lull you into a false sense of invincibility. Left unchecked, termites will continually consume your home from the inside out.

TAKE ACTION

– If you don’t take initiative, rest assured the colony will. Termites do not rest, and the worst thing a homeowner can do – is nothing. Make a move. Make a call.

GET THE FACTS.

CALL DIXIE EXTERMINATORS AT 770-424-1300!

– Learning how to identify termites and reduce your home’s risk factors are great ideas. But nothing compares to the expertise of a Sentricon® System Authorized Operator when it comes to eliminating the termite colony. The Sentricon System’s termite experts are backed by decades of scientific success.


TACTICAL MANEUVERS

– Below is a list of time-proven tips and techniques to help make the exterior as well as the interior of your home less susceptible to termite attack.

DIXIE EXTERMINATORS, INC.Your Sentricon® System Authorized Operator would encourage you to:


Outside:
  • Install shrubs, mulch and other landscaping at least 2 feet from the foundation of your home.
  • Minimize or eliminate the use of wood mulch.
  • Keep wooden fences, planter boxes and other wood items at least 2 feet from the foundation.
  • Stack firewood and scrap lumber well away from your home.
  • Make sure soil is at least 6 inches away from the bottom of stucco or other siding and that wood steps, lattice work and door frames are not in contact with surrounding soil.
Inside:
  • Keep crawl spaces and basements clear of wood debris, newspapers and excess moisture.
  • Fix plumbing leaks anywhere in the house, as they can cause moisture to accumulate.
  • Keep an eye open for mud tubes, discarded termite wings and other signs of termite activity.
Moisture:
  • Place sprinkler heads more than 2 feet from the foundation and make sure they don’t wet the walls.
  • Divert air-conditioner condensation, sump discharge and other water away from the foundation of your home.
  • Slope soil away from the house so surface water drains easily.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts and keep splash blocks in place.
Remodeling:
  • If you’re adding a room or deck to your home, make sure the lumber has been treated to discourage termites.
  • Never bury wood scraps or forms in backfill.

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