As the cooler weather of fall approaches, many homeowners are under the impression that the need for New Jersey pest control is gone. Unfortunately, that’s only true for a few pests. In the case of termites, they can be just as damaging in the fall as they can during any other season.
October Can Be The Worst Month
Many homeowners don’t realize that October can actually be one of the worst months for termites. Wondering why? The simple truth is that termites are attracted to moisture, and that’s typically plentiful during October. What’s more, though, is that they may be attracted to the last minute landscaping projects you have in mind before winter hits. Add that to the fact that many people surround their homes with wood piles for the colder months during this time of year as well as leaf piles for the kids, and you have an equation that spells termites.
There are actually a number of things you can do to make your home a bit less attractive to termites. First, make certain you keep mulch and plants away from the foundation of your home. Termites would love nothing more than to make their way into your house through a door like that one. Second, be sure your wood pile and any leaf piles you make are kept well away from your home. You’ll also want to make certain you place your wood pile at least 8 inches away from the ground. Finally, make any necessary repairs to your home right away. Small things like the damage a leak in a drainage pipes causes can lead to much bigger problems down the road.
Worried about termites in your home? Schedule a comprehensive home inspection with a New Jersey pest control company like Ross Environmental today!