According to Orkin Pest Control, termites are a nasty business causing approximately $30 billion in damages to homes and businesses each year. A subterranean species of termite is the Formosan Termite. Here are some interesting facts about these wood-destroying insects:
How to prevent Formosan Termites from entering your home? Here are some tips:
- Store wood piles at least 7 yards from your home
- Divert water away from the home’s foundation with gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks
- Remove fallen limbs and brush piles within 10 years of your home
- Eliminate any unnecessary sources of water inside your attic, basement, or crawl space as well as in any outside pots, buckets, and yard art.
If you suspect that Formosan termites or any type of termite has invaded your home, we encourage you to contact your local pest management professional.