The Ultimate Guide To Termite Prevention: Safeguarding Your Denver Home

Termite crawling on the ground.

Winter has truly arrived in Denver – but while most bugs hide or hibernate, the termite continues its quest for edible wood. That means we need to keep thinking about termite prevention, even if it’s ten below or our yards are covered in snow.

Thankfully, termite prevention doesn’t have to be a complicated (or even time-consuming) process. We’re going into all the details below, so you’re equipped with everything you should know to get started. If you already have a termite infestation, we also discuss termite control in Denver so you know what to do if you spot an infestation.

Signs Of Termites: Visible And Audio Clues

There are several different types of termites in Denver, but none are as problematic as subterranean termites. Not only are they extremely tough to treat, but they may also be difficult to spot without the right know-how.

You can identify the movements of this ‘silent destroyer’ by hunting for these audio-visual clues:

  • Mud tubes on the sides of your foundation or exterior walls.
  • Clicking sounds in the walls. While faint, this is an excellent indication of serious termite activity.
  • Hollow-sounding wood. If you tap on something that should be solid and hear an echoing sound, termites may have chewed through the structure of your wood.
  • Tight-fitting doors and windows. This indicates termites have consumed enough wood to bow your structure and make entry points harder to open.

If you don’t spot any signs of termites in your home, you can move into prevention steps to keep it that way. If you do spot signs of termites (or think there may be an infestation), you need to know what you’re up against and the dangers you may be facing.

Understanding The Termite Threat: What You Need To Know

The biggest threat of a termite infestation is the amount of wood they can consume. Here in Colorado, a mature termite colony numbering 60,000 members or more can over an ounce of wood each day.

The structural damages caused by termites go beyond just an unwanted aesthetic. Long-term consumption can make your building structurally unsound, requiring thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements. 

Plus, many termite infestations reduce the value of your home or make it difficult to sell in the future. Unless you address an infestation right away, you may be left picking up the pieces for months or years to come.

That’s why termite prevention is always the best way to stop infestations from destroying your home. Below, we take a look at some proven measures to prevent termites from getting inside.

Fortify Your Defense: Measures To Prevent Termite Attacks

Don’t want termites getting into your Denver house? You need to make your property secure against pests. This includes following these quick and easy steps:

  • Seal any cracks and gaps leading into your home, especially around your foundation. Use waterproof caulking and other materials to stop bugs from crawling into your house.
  • Remove any soil-to-wood contact around the sides of your home. This means replacing your mulching with stone, river rock, or gravel.
  • Stack firewood piles away from your home and ensure plenty of ventilation. Don’t store wood inside your house unless absolutely necessary.
  • Get regular termite treatments from a professional pest control company. Beeline Pest Control can assist with personalized treatments for termites all over Denver.

For more information about our termite control services, call our office today.

Professional Termite Control: Know When To Call In The Experts

Termite prevention may be the first step in a pest-free home, but termite control is the only way to get infestations back out. The team at Beeline Pest Control would be more than happy to help, serving Denver homeowners for 15 years and counting.

Put your home under Beeline Pest Control’s protection against termites and their dangers. Just call us today or submit an online contact form to schedule Denver termite treatments immediately.

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