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Do New Houses Need to be Treated for Termites?
New homes tend to be the targets of termites. They like new wood much more than they do old wood, although they will turn to old wood if that is the best food source that they can find.
Termites will turn to old wood, however. If they have nowhere else to go, they will choose an old dilapidated house, particularly abandoned ones, and they will consume it. You may recollect seeing such structures throughout your community. Despite the fact they have not been lived in, termites are allowed free reign because of being unoccupied.
New homes are craved by termites. The wood is simply fresh and fresh wood is what is more attractive to termites. Termites will even feed off of wood chips if you have them in front of your home because they are fresh. Termites like wood that is not difficult to chew through.
The termites will come from the ground, crawl up your foundation, and make their way into your walls. They will find any hole that they can to access the fresh wood that your home is constructed of.
You may wish to have your new home treated by a professional or with DIY termite control as soon as it is built because there are preventative measures that can be put into place.
If you have not had preventative measures put into place, then you should have an inspection done to see if termites have come into your home yet. If they haven't, then preventative measures should be applied then. If they have, then treatment should be administered.
You then want to have inspections done every so often to ensure that you have not become infested. Check to see if any other new homes in the area are having issues with termites so that you know to be on the lookout. Despite what you may be inclined to think, it is very important to have your new home treated for termites.