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Worried about termites? In Waldorf, MD you should be worried. Termites love our temperate climate here on the east coast. Plus, if they get into your home, they can cause an enormous amount of damage. You really don't want termites in your Waldorf home.
Even though you know that termites are a nuisance, you may be wondering how to prevent them from invading. All of the secrets you are looking for are in this article. In it, we will tell you the top tips for preventing termites in the DC area.
However, if you still get termites no matter your precautions, you need to call termite extermination professionals like Barefoot Pest Control. We are a locally owned and operated pest control company in Waldorf, MD. Let us take care of your termite problem because it costs you thousands of dollars in damages.
Below we've listed the top five termite prevention tips.
Termites, like all living things, need water to survive. They love drippy faucets, pipes, and even window AC units. So, by cutting off their water source, you will encourage them to pass your home by. And, ironically, this step should also cut down on other pests like roaches that are also attracted to extra water in your home.
Yes, you want to make sure that your windows and doors seal tightly, but those aren't the only entrances we're talking about. Termites do not need a very large opening to enter your home. So, by making sure that all loose floorboards, mortar, foundations, and siding are on your home correctly, you will also be preventing termites from entering.
There are a number of over the counter pest and termite sprays that you can use to try and create a barrier for the pests. Most pest and termite sprays are easy to use. You just spray them around the outside of your home, or in certain locations like your basement. Just keep in mind that the sprays you can get at home improvement stores will not be as strong as those used by pest control professionals.
Termites feed on wood. That fact is common knowledge. Termites also feed on a lot of other home materials, like drywall. But, it's wood that they really like. So, if you store firewood or rotting wood up against your home, you may as well roll out a welcome mat for termites. Always keep wood at least twenty feet away from your house or any other structures where you don't want termites.
All of the above tips for termite prevention are great places to start. But, the only way that you can be 100% sure that you will not get termites is to schedule regular termite extermination services.
In Waldorf, MD, this means calling Barefoot Pest Control. We have decades of experience and provide a free inspection and zero-obligation estimates. For the DC area, let Barefoot Pest Control be your termite prevention option.
When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Barefoot Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Barefoot Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Barefoot Pest Control.
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Barefoot Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Waldorf for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems.
Barefoot Pest Control is a Waldorf locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.
Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Barefoot Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Waldorf pest issue.
Barefoot Pest Control provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Waldorf. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.
We conduct a thorough home inspection. We will identify the source of your pest problem.
We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against pest.
We exterminate your pest problem.