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The importance of Ventilation in Reducing the Risk of Termite Attacks

Regardless of how hygienically you maintain your home and immediate surroundings, pests have a way of finding their way into your home. Once an infestation has been treated and the pests have been eliminated, we at Knock-Down Pest Control recommend the use of preventative measures. Only an integrated pest control approach will help ensure that your property is well-protected from future pest infestations. The idea is to create an environment that is inhospitable for destructive creatures like termites and other pests.

How moisture attracts pests

Maintaining cleanliness, getting regular pest control done, keeping your home clutter-free are some of the ways in which you can keep pests at bay. In addition, it’s crucial to watch for moisture in your home’s foundation. However, pests such as termites are extremely destructive. These and silverfish breed rapidly in damp, warm spaces as do some species of ants, centipedes, and cockroaches. They thrive in damp and moist conditions which makes it important to ensure your sub-floor area and roof and attic areas are well-ventilated at all times. You need to ensure the soil around the foundation stays dry and can do this by:

  • Diverting water away from the foundation through proper downpipes
  • Conducting regular, scheduled checks to ensure no water is leaking from your house into the foundation
  • Ensure the sprinklers aren’t causing water pooling around the foundation
  • Ensure there is proper ventilation below your house- this prevents a build-up of moisture.

Install an efficient roof ventilation system- it helps prevent the build-up of moisture. You can install ducted exhaust fans or other eco-friendly air-conditioners in the attic areas. Following these pointers can go a long way in keeping pests away from your home.

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