How To Keep Your Houston Home Termite-Free In 2019
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How To Keep Your Houston Home Termite-Free In 2019

We’ve all heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you’ve ever had first-hand experience with the saying, you know it’s true.

Brushing and flossing every day is a lot easier than neglecting your teeth and needing extensive dental work done later.

Putting a protective coat of sealant on your deck now will save you the trouble, time, and money of replacing rotted wood later.

The same is true when it comes to termites. Taking the time and effort to prevent them from entering your Houston home will save you time and money. It is far better, easier, and less costly than eliminating termites and repairing the damage they’ve done after they established themselves in your home. Considering that termites cost homeowners in the United States over $5 billion in damage every year, it is definitely best to prevent these pests from invading than to have to get rid of them later.

Termites cause so much damage because they often go unnoticed for extended periods of time. They can enter a home and eat away at its wooden structures for months and years before anyone knows of their presence. In that amount of time, their colony can grow in number to thousands, making their ability to do damage that much worse and that much faster.

How To Keep Termites Out Of Your Houston Home

The best thing you can do when it comes to termites is to prevent them from ever entering your home. The following termite prevention tips will help you do just that:

  • Reduce moisture all around your home, both inside and out. Termites are attracted to moist environments and water-damaged wood. You can do this by creating proper drainage channels away from your home; being on the lookout for, and immediately repairing, any leaking faucets or pipes; using dehumidifiers in rooms with high humidity.

  • Maintain an 18-inch gap between all wood structures and the soil.

  • Replace all water-damaged or rotting wood in and around your house.

  • Remove all yard debris and place woodpiles a safe distance from your home.

  • Conduct routine inspections of your foundation for mud tubes, which termites build in order to protect themselves while moving out of the ground.

  • Install a preventative termite control system.

Of all the prevention suggestions, the last one is most important. While following all of the above tips will reduce the likelihood of a termite invasion they cannot guarantee termites will stay away. The fact of the matter is, when you live in a place like Houston, those measures simply are not enough.

Termite Control In Houston, TX

Termites are a serious problem in Texas. Protecting your home from these wood-destroying pests is very important to keeping the structural integrity of your home intact. The professionals at Modern understand termites and understand how to completely eliminate these damaging pests from Houston homes and properties. After a thorough inspection of your home, we will install the Sentricon System, which is filled with Recruit® HD bait. The bait is highly attractive to the termites and effectively kills every single member of the termite colony, ridding your home of the infestation. Once the infestation is eliminated, the Sentricon System remains in place on your property to monitor for future activity and prevent a future infestation from occurring.

Call today to schedule a termite inspection for your Houston property!

The many pests that call Houston home take every opportunity that they can to enter inside of homes and gain access to free food, water, and shelter. Keep pests outside where they belong, and away from your family and pets, with the help of Modern’s year-round residential pest control services.

At Modern Pest Control, we offer three different residential pest control plans to help ensure that you get the services you need to keep your unique home free of pests. All of our residential pest control plans are guaranteed - if a pest that is covered by your program becomes a problem between services, your technician will come back to take care of those issues at no additional cost to you.

  • Modern Plus - This plan provides quarterly pest control treatment for your home, garage, and the immediate perimeter against the most common household pests. This home pest control plan also includes exterior cobweb removal under 12 feet, rodent monitoring in your attic (inspection only), and yard treatments that target fire ants and fleas.
  • Signature - The Signature plan is our most popular, and provides everything that is in the above Modern Plus plan in addition to termite control through the installation of the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active™ technology.
  • Signature Plus - This is our most inclusive program and includes everything that is in the Signature plan, plus monthly mosquito treatments from April through October.

In addition to our year-round residential pest control plans, we offer the following pest control services to help eliminate specific pests from your home and property: ant control, bee control, mosquito control, rodent and wildlife control, and lawn pest control.

Choosing Professional Service

By using a system like the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ you can rest assured that your house is completely protected from termites. Modern Pest Control installs this system, which uses bait stations placed around the outside of your home. When termites take the bait, they’ll bring it back to their colony, eliminating the entire group.

Make the smart choice to prevent a termite infestation instead of using a ‘pound of cure’ after they’ve already gotten into and destroyed the structural wood of your home. Give Modern Pest Control a call and ask about Sentricon® with Always Active™.

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