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Termite Identification, Prevention, And Control For Dover Homes

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Termites are an increasing problem all over the country, and they are also a problem in Dover. Infestations can start quietly and out of sight and can persist for years before they are discovered. By the time they are discovered, termites can have caused extensive damage to your home. Beyond this, termite infestations can be difficult to eliminate via DIY termite treatments, especially without knowledge and understanding of termite habits and behaviors.

Pest control in Dover is easy when you call Dependable Pest Solutions. Our seasoned professionals know how to eliminate any pest problem, including termites. Call us today for help with termites.

How To Identify A Termite Infestation

Here are some ways to tell if termites have made their way into your home:

  • Leaks: Termite-related damage can cause leaks in your home if the damage reaches the outside.
  • Sagging floors: Termites can weaken subfloors, and can subsequently cause them to sag.
  • Misaligned windows/doors: Weakened structures can settle, and can cause your home’s windows and doors to become difficult to open and close.

These are some ways that you can identify potential termite infestations. If termites have made their way into your home the best termite company near you is Dependable Pest Solutions. We can help you with termites. Get in touch with us today.

The Type And Extent Of Damage Termites Can Cause

Termites can cause severe damage to your home by chewing through wood and weakening it. This is especially problematic with structural wood because as the wood weakens, your house can begin shifting, and windows and doors can begin to stop fitting as they should and may become difficult to open and close. Termites can also chew through interior walls when exploring, leaving holes that need to be repaired. Finally, paint and wallpaper can bubble and lift over termite-damaged areas. If you have termites, prompt termite removal is critical. 

Dependable Pest Solutions is the best termite company near you, and we can help you stop termites from damaging your Dover home.

Five Practical Termite Prevention Tips For Homes

Given that termites can cause you so many problems it is best to discourage them from coming in the first place.

Here are some things you can do to discourage termites in Dover from coming around your property:

  1. Eliminate old stumps: Removing stumps eliminates a major draw for termites, and can discourage them from coming.
  2. Clean up clutter: Removing clutter is extremely effective at discouraging termites from coming to your property. 
  3. Seal your home: Sealing your home well can prevent termites from finding a way inside.
  4. Minimize mulch: Mulch looks attractive to you, but also to termites. Use it sparingly and keep it away from your home.
  5. Inspect often: Termites damage homes over time, and identifying a termite infestation early can help you keep damage to a minimum.

These tips can help minimize the impact termites can have around your property but unfortunately can’t keep termites from invading. If you discover termites on your property, Dependable Pest Solutions can help. Contact us today. We know how to get rid of termites.

The Stress-Free Way To Total Termite Protection For Your Home

The easiest way to deal with a termite problem is to call in professionals. Termites build their nests in hard-to-reach places and they avoid coming out into areas where DIY pest control methods can be effective. They also do not respond well to bait traps of any kind.

Instead of trying to deal with termites on your own, contact Dependable Pest Solutions for help and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Dover. Our seasoned professionals can help you get termites out of your house and keep them away.