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Termite Control Tips for Building a New Home

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If you are building a house, one of the most important factors to consider is termite prevention. Termites can be devastating to your new home, and they can cause major damage if not treated immediately. 

In this blog post, you will learn termite control tips for building a new home.

Inspecting The Area of Construction For Any Signs of Termite Colonies

The first step in termite control is to inspect the area of construction for any signs of termites. This is because termite colonies typically grow during construction and then attack the new home when it is completed.

Termite Control Tips for Building a New Home

By going through the area of construction, you can identify any existing colonies and stop them from attacking your new home. You can call a certified termite control professional to inspect the area of construction for any signs of termites.

This is usually done before or after construction, depending on your contractor’s schedule and availability. The advantage of hiring an exterminator is that they have equipment designed specifically for finding termite colonies.

Install Chemical Termite Barriers Around The Home’s Foundation

The next step for termite control when building a new home is to install chemical barriers around the foundation. This means applying specific chemicals at set intervals where walls meet the ground in order to stop any termite colonies from growing and attacking the home. 

This is done around the entire foundation of your home during construction to prevent termites from attacking it. 

If you hire an exterminator, they can apply chemical barriers for you. By applying chemical barriers, you set up a protective barrier around your home to prevent any termites from gaining access. 

It’s important to note that termite control for new homes is typically a continuous process, and you should continue to monitor the home’s foundation on an annual basis.

Termite Control Tips for Building a New Home

Use Termite-Resistant Materials

It’s also important to use termite-resistant materials when building a new home. Termites can be destructive, and it is best to avoid using any softwoods or other wood types that are more susceptible to them. These include plywood and particle board. Instead, you should use materials such as cement or corrugated metal for your home’s foundation to prevent termites from gaining access. This is important for both new and existing homes. By using termite-resistant materials, you can avoid having to deal with any potential damage from termites in the future.

Use Termite Baiting Systems for Long-Term Protection

Another tip for termite control when building a new house is to use bait systems. These are designed specifically for protecting your foundation and preventing termites from attacking the home long-term. These bait systems are effective because they attract termites to the system and then poison them when they eat it.

The most effective bait systems are installed by an exterminator. This is because they know the best place to place them for maximum effectiveness. To get the most out of termite baiting systems, you should continue to monitor them on a regular basis.

Termite Control Tips for Building a New Home

Post Construction Termite Prevention

After your house is completed, it’s important to continue termite control on an annual basis. This means having your local exterminator visit the home and check for any existing colonies that may be trying to attack it. 

It’s worth noting that termites can attack your home at any time, but they are most active during warm weather. By keeping an eye on the house’s foundation and continuing to monitor it for colonies, you will be able to prevent them from attacking the new home.

In conclusion, termite control for new homes requires a number of different steps to be successful. By taking the necessary precautions and following these tips, you can prevent termites from attacking your home. If you follow all of these instructions carefully, it will help ensure that your home is safe from any potential damage by termites in the future.

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