If you are a New Orleans’ native you are probably familiar with the yearly Formosan termite swarm, and many other local pests that call Louisiana home this time of the year. However, if you are new to the area, this can be worrisome if you are unsure of the best measures to protect your home. Termites can pose a great threat to your home if left unchecked.
This article will highlight additional ways to prevent a termite infestation in your home by looking at a variety of preventative measures such as liquid-based treatments and other preventative measures such as meticulous lawn care and bait-based treatments.
Termite Species Native to New Orleans
In New Orleans, there are mainly two different subterranean termites – Formosan and Eastern Native, with Formosan termites being the more dominant.
There are also dry wood termites, which are not subterranean. During this time of the year it is more likely that if you have termites, they are going to be one of the two subterranean species mentioned above.
Termite Point of Entry
Termites can enter a home by traveling from tree branches and shrubs that are near exterior walls of your home, or by tunneling underneath your foundation. Depending on the species and time of the year, different preventative measures can be taken to protect your home.
Tips to Prevent an Infestation
By maintaining good lawn care practices, you can greatly reduce the risk of an infestation. These preventative measures will not completely reduce the risk of an infestation, but it will greatly reduce the chances of termites finding a way into your home.
Termite Prevention Tips:
- Cut any branches or shrubs near your home
- Seal any cracks in your foundation
- Keep firewood away from your home
- Monitor pest activity & take preventative measures early
Cutting Edge Liquid Based Pest Prevention: Termidor
Termidor termiticide/insecticide is one of the leading professional termite defense products that consist of a liquid-based treatment that acts as an invisible forcefield around your property. Termidor is effective on native subterranean termites, Formosan termites, and dry wood termites.
Termidor utilizes an advanced nonrepellent, undetectable, liquid technology that termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid. Instead, they contact, ingest, and share Termidor, completely unaware that in doing so it will inevitably kill their whole colony.
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