There will be times where things start to get out of hand with us trying to keep out pests from their actually natural habitats. When our city moved towards urbanization, we actually took over the living spaces of the natural creatures of earth and made it our own. Termites for example, are hard to control as they hide at invisible spots at home but they at the same time pose threats to our properties. How is it that we can keep out termite infestations and at the same time, maintain a healthy and safe living environment for everyone using the space?
To effectively curb the problem of infestation, we must first control the termites’ portal of entrance to our homes. Broken tiles on the roof, leaking pipes, air conditioning units would create moist environments that attract termites towards it, which at the same time lead them to enter your house, just to find more delicious food laid out on the table for them. Have these entrances regularly check, cleaned and maintained would be the first step of prevention for termite’s infestation: deny their entrance in the first place.
Do you know that placing wooden furniture or storing things in cardboard boxes and stashing them close to the walls often allows termite infestations to happen quietly under your eyes? This is because the large surface areas of wood are less moved about, easily dampened, rarely comes to contact with lightings which this environment favours the termite kings and queens to breed in safety. So to have these termites in control, avoid having wooden things lying about at home, or if you really need to have them, avoid built in wooden furniture!
It is easy to prevent a termite infestation if you keep your eyes open for the potential termite feed (woods, decaying vegetation, paper boxes etc.) that you have been stocking at home. Get rid of it or look for alternatives, or if you just wanted it anyway, make sure to regularly check that it has not become termite nests to keep it under your control. This will ensure that your properties are well protected from the creatures who are just trying to make a living for themselves.