InCide® Pest Control Insulation Can Help Combat Termites
One of the biggest fears any homeowner has is to discover a nest of termites anywhere in the vicinity of his or her house. Just the mention of termites can make many homeowners tremble with fear.
Termites are small insects that devour wood at a ferocious rate, making them a danger to any wooden structure. Termites don’t wander around alone or in pairs - they gather together in colonies much like other insects such as ants or bees, multiplying their destructiveness a thousand fold. A small group or colony of termites (approximately 60,000 or so) can eat one single foot of wood in less than six months! Just imagine what a larger group can do to your house’s foundation or support beams! Even if your home may seem to be mostly brick or other building material, there will be wooden structures inside your house that can fall prey to these hungry little creatures.
These insects have wreaked havoc on many homes over the decades, with astounding statistics to back them up. Over five billion dollars each year is recorded in damage done to American homes, with literally billions of termites infesting hundreds of thousands of homes each and every year. It’s no surprise that the discovery and eradication of termite colonies make up the majority of work for pest management companies.
So what can you do to make your home less attractive to these insects? First, try to keep the foundation of your house as dry as possible. Make sure that you have no openings in the foundation of your house to let termites in at the start. Use caulking to fill any small holes or cracks in your basement. Create a secure seal around windows and utility vents - this will help impede the small insects from gaining entry to your home. Have your home insulated with InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® combines cellulose insulation with a safe and effective pest control additive and provides continuous, nonstop pest control protection. It works directly in walls, attics and foundations where termites infiltrate and live and kills termites upon contact with the insulation. Last but not least, have routine evaluations done by a professional pest management company.