The Best Way To Protect Your Chandler, AZ Property From Termites

9/17/2021

Is your Chandler home covered by homeowners' insurance? If so, what is it protected against? For instance, if a hurricane swept through the area, would you be compensated if your property was damaged? Most likely. Almost all home insurance plans cover natural disasters. The question we have for you today is, what would happen if termites severely damaged your home? Is that something your insurance covers? It most likely does not. Your insurance covers disasters that are out of your control. Termites are considered a “preventable disaster,” which means they are considered “your” problem. To help you fight back against termites around your Chandler property, here are some things to consider.

up close image of a subterranean termite on wood

What Species Of Termites Live In The Chandler Area?

A few species of termites live in the Chandler area. None are as common or destructive as the desert subterranean termite. This invasive pest lives inside desert plants, litter piles, dung, and structures of wood. Large colonies of these pests regularly chew their way into homes and businesses in our area and severely damage structures. The only way to keep desert subterranean termites out is by putting in the effort today.

How Destructive Are Termites?

There is no easy way to measure how destructive termites are. One number we like to cite is the five billion dollars American property owners pay regarding these pests each year. This number does include the cost of prevention but is largely made up of home and business repair costs. The sad truth is that you will most likely be counted as part of this five billion dollars at one point or another. The question is, will your expenses have to do with prevention or elimination and repair costs? Let us assure you, one is much less costly than the other.

Things That Draw Termites To Properties

There is nothing termites love more than food. As you may already know, termites live on a cellulose diet, a material found in things like wood and other plants. Oftentimes termites are drawn to properties before they chew their way into homes and businesses. Some things that might draw these pests into your yard are sticks, leaf litter, fallen trees, dead stumps, cardboard, and newspapers. 

Strategies To Prevent Termites

There is a good chance that termites have many reasons to invade your property as it is. To reduce factors that draw these pests in, here are some helpful prevention tips to try.

  • Seal gaps and cracks in your home or business’s exterior using liquid cement or a caulking gun.
  • Make sure there is no wood-to-soil contact around the exterior of your home.
  • Address moisture issues around your property, such as leaky piping, broken fixtures, damaged gutters, and sources of water buildup.
  • Repair or replace weathered, water-damaged, or rotting wood around your home or business.
  • Eliminate organic clutter like leaf piles and sticks from your yard.

One Amazing Solution To Termite Problems

Termites are elusive and destructive insects that are difficult to prevent and even more challenging to eliminate. To properly control these pests around your Chandler property, your best option is to involve the experts at Ozone Pest Control. Our team of dedicated pest control professionals works long hours to ensure that residents in our community have the protection they need to keep destructive wood-eating pests out of their homes and businesses.

Contact us today if you have any questions about termites, and find a time to have your Chandler home or business inspected for these destructive pests.

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