- How often should I get my home inspected for termites on Long Island?
- Do natural termite prevention methods or treatments work?
- How do you prevent termites when building a new home on Long Island?
- What are the costs of termite prevention on Long Island?
- What can I do to prevent termites in my lawn and garden?
- How do you prevent termites from spreading on Long Island?
We recommend annual inspections. If we can catch the early warning signs of termite damage before a full blown infestation takes hold, it will prevent a lot of heartache and frustration in the long run.
Orange oil and diatomaceous earth are two natural products that are popular for termite prevention. While these products may have some effect at prevention, they’re not strong enough to combat an active termite infestation.
Subterranean termites live underground, so even if a building is newly constructed it could quickly become a target for surfacing termites. Oftentimes, pest control companies will work directly with builders to treat the dirt or building materials.
No matter where you live, it’s important to remember that the cost of termite preventative maintenance and/or pest control will always be less than repairing the wood frame of your house.
Termites can invade your garden too. Keeping termites out of your garden involves many of the same strategies as keeping them out of your home: eliminate areas of moisture, and clear away dead and rotten wood.
The key to preventing termites from spreading is containing infestations. That means as soon as you find termites on your property you should call a pest control professional.