Prevention

Many termite problems can be prevented. The most important thing to do is to deny termites access to food (wood), moisture and shelter.

Follow these suggestions:

contact Innovative Home Inspection to inspect for Wood Destroying Pest, Termites, Insects;
have at least a 2-inch clearance between the house and planter boxes, or soil-filled porches;
eliminate all wood-to-soil contact, such as fence posts, stair casings and door facings (they can be put on masonry blocks or treated wood);
separate shrubbery from the house to help make it easier to inspect the foundation line;
use wolmanized lumber (pressure-treated wood) so that rain will not rot it;
seal openings through the foundation;
remove wood scraps and stumps from around the foundation;
do not store firewood in garage or next to structure;
remove all wood debris from the crawlspace and away from the structure;
have at least 12 to 18 inches of clearance between floor beams and the soil underneath.