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Ask a Norwood Pest Control Company:Termites Outside of Home

August 22, 2013

After a woman had some recent work done on her porch, the contractor told her that she might have a termite problem. He showed her a piece of wood that had been damaged and then recommended that she call a professional.

This is obviously an extremely serious problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If we see that you have a termite infestation, we will need to dig a trench around your property and inject chemical called Termidor into the soil to kill them on contact. You usually won’t see the issue, so you need to treat the entire area around the home.

There are also steps that you can take to help ensure that you don’t develop a termite problem.

  • If you have any rotting or damp vegetation in your yard, clear it out as soon as you can.
  • Seal any crevices or cracks that you may have in your foundation.
  • If you have any wood that has been damaged due to water, have it removed immediately.
  • Keep any firewood that you may be storing away from your home.

If you have any questions or feel you may have a termite problem, get in touch with us as soon as you can.

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