Unfortunately, in some situations a termite infestation is unavoidable. However, there certain things in your yard or home that could be attracting termites. Below are three things that could be contributing to your termite problem. If you are in need of a termite inspection in West Palm Beach, contact us today!
The Pile of Wood in Your Yard
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to keep excess piles of wood around their homes, either from recent landscaping or for firewood. This may seem harmless, however, excess wood in your yard could be attracting termites to your yard. If possible, keep firewood and woodpiles at least 20 feet away from your home.
Clogged Gutters in Your Home
In order to properly prevent termites from entering your home, it’s essential to keep your gutters clean. Termites are attracted to moisture, and clogged gutters often create an unnecessary body of water around your home.
Mulch is a commonly used around homes for landscaping purposes. However, mulch retains moisture which attracts termites. Also, termites see mulch as a food source. In order to not attract termites into your home with mulch, try to keep mulch a minimum of 15 inches from the foundation of your home.
Are You in Need of a Termite Inspection in West Palm Beach?
If you think your home might have termites, it’s time to call for termite control in West Palm Beach. Contact the experts at Florida Environmental Pest Management to take care of your home. Getting rid of termites early on can save you money and your home.