If you live in a concrete cottage, or a steel chalet, you wouldn’t have to worry about termites. But since most of us live in houses made of wood, these invasive and destructive pests are a prime concern. So, what makes a termite decide to attack your home?
Well, the very fact that it’s made of, or at least contains a lot of, wood makes it very attractive to these insects, such as the dampwood termite and subterranean termites. However, there’s more to it than that.
Moisture attracts pests of all sorts and termites in Dallas, OR, are no exception. As their name suggests, dampwood termites prefer damp conditions, but their counterparts, subterranean types, are also likely to seek out moisture as well.
These pests of opportunity are also attracted by easy access to buildings. That means they’ll take advantage of shrubs and bushes which are close to homes as an avenue inside. The same applies to firewood, which you may have stacked close to your house.
Not only are termites drawn to houses with overgrown shrubs along their walls and foundations, but they also make use of cracks and gaps in the structure to make their way inside.
Prevention is really the way to go, as it’s much easier to handle termites before they’ve infested your home than after an infestation has begun. Seek out an experienced team like ours at AAA Pest Exterminators, Inc., which is well equipped to handle both prevention and control.