Termites Beneath Your Home? What You Need To Do

If you have termites on the outside of your home, it can be a major issue, but if you have them beneath your home, it can be a disaster. These pests may go unnoticed for some time because they are under your home and they may not be as visible as they are when they are all outside. These pests can be more than just a simple nuisance, they can cause so much damage that your home could be rendered unlivable. If you have an issue with termites beneath your home and you have spotted them, it's time to call in a professional to help you get rid of these pests before they do too much damage to your home. Continue reading to learn what else you can do to get rid of termites when they are beneath your home.

Use A Pest Bomb

Use a pest bomb and set it off beneath your home. Be sure you are not in the house when it goes off and that your pets are out of the house as well. Use the pest bomb as directed in the manufacturer's instructions and set off a few of them if you need to, depending on how much square footage you are dealing with beneath your home. Set them far enough apart that they can be effective in killing the pests throughout the entire underside of your home.

Make Repairs To Rotten Wood

Termites are attracted to rotten wood and moisture, so if you have a moisture problem beneath your home, you need to make the necessary repairs and remove any rotten wood. If you have a moisture problem or water leaks beneath your home, you need to make repairs and help get rid of these pests. If you don't have any moisture, these pests may go elsewhere to find food for their colony and may move on their own.

Control Moisture

In addition to making repairs, you need to do something to get the moisture under control. If you have a lot of ground moisture, it may be causing leaks beneath your house. You may need to have your yard re-graded in order to move the moisture away from your house. Other types of moisture or leaks may also be causing this problem and you need to get it under control.

If you have termites beneath your home, it's going to be because they have found rotting wood on your home. Make the repairs and kill the pests you have. Hire a pest control company to help you as well. 

For more help or information about termite control, contact a local extermination company.