How Should I Get Ready For Termite Treatment? 

Termite treatments can be a costly affair, but they are essential to protecting your home from an infestation. To ensure the best possible outcome, there are some steps you should take before the treatment begins. 

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The first thing you should do is call a professional to perform a termite inspection. This inspection will determine the severity of the infestation and the most effective way to treat it. A termite inspection will include a number of steps, such as inspecting the attic and yard, clearing out any moisture sources, and checking for signs of termites. A professional will also provide a report that will help you decide the best type of treatment to use. 

A termite inspection will also include a moisture meter, which will tell you if the area around your home is dry. If your home has a moisture problem, it may be necessary to repair leaky faucets and drainage. You should also make sure that your foundation and surrounding soil are properly treated. Water accumulation around the foundation is a common entry point for termites. If your house is built on a foundation, you may want to use downspouts to divert water away from the home. 

Another way termites can gain access to your home is through the wood mulch. Wood mulch is made up of wood and soil, and termites will construct mud tubes to connect their nests to the wood. Mud tubes help keep termites hydrated, and they are also useful in shielding them from predators. If you have wood mulch in your yard, be sure to clean it thoroughly, and remove any fallen branches. 

In addition to removing mud tubes and mulch, termite treatment may include trimming back bushes and shrubs. This will make it easier for the inspector to see the problem areas. You may also want to cut back gravel. 

If you have firewood, be sure to raise it off the ground to prevent termites from consuming it. Termites are attracted to wood surfaces on the house, so you may want to keep your firewood away from walls. 

Be careful when storing foods in glass containers, because they will need to be cleaned after the treatment is over. You can also keep small items in vacuum storage bags, which are specifically designed to protect them from fumigants. 

If you have pets, you may want to keep them outside of the home during the termite treatment. A pet may get excited by the presence of a stranger and cause you trouble. You should also make arrangements for your pets to stay with someone else, or in a safe place, while you are undergoing the treatment. 

The termite treatment may also involve cleaning your home of food items, such as perishables, and medications. Be sure to wash any utensils before using them. Also, you should double-bag any items you are storing. The fumigation process can be toxic, and you do not want to expose your pets or yourself to it.