How To Prevent Termites

December 19, 2013

How To Prevent Termites

December 19, 2013

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How do you get termites? Basically, reproductive termites that have broken off from another colony find your home or yard a suitable location to form a new colony. These termites are called “swarmers,” and they shed their wings once they’ve found a good place to build a nest and reproduce. Thus, if you see piles of discarded swarmers’ wings around your home, it is a good indication that you have a termite colony. When it comes to how to prevent termites, getting professional inspection and treatment is your best course of action.


Most exterminators will offer a FREE inspection of your home and yard to check for the presence of termites. This is a great starting point when it comes to how to prevent termites. Even if you don’t have an infestation, it is good to get a yearly inspection to be sure there are no colonies forming in or around your home.


Baiting is a great way to treat for existing infestations – and to prevent future infestations of termites. Baiting is very effective in the prevention of Desert Subterranean termites – the most destructive type of termite found in Arizona. A toxic bait is applied at entry points to the home and around mud tubes leading up to it. Termites will eat this bait and then carry the toxic substance back to the underground colony – killing off the entire nest within a matter of months.

Liquid Treatments

Liquid treatments are often used for effective termite prevention. Applied directly onto the wood or injected into it, this type of treatment is the most effective way to control current infestations and prevent future infestations of Drywood termites, which typically live inside the timber in your home.

ACTION Termite Control uses Fuse® – the most effective termite treatment on the market – to treat termite infestations and offer termite prevention. For more information on how to prevent termites from infesting your home, call (877) 556-4131 today for a FREE inspection and estimate for termite treatment from the experts at ACTION Termite.

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