Hawaii termite season usually lasts from spring to fall, but it’s not uncommon to see Termite swarmers in the winter seasons as well. As Hawaii property owners, it’s important to recognize the signs of a termite infestation and take the necessary precautions to avoid letting termites making your home their next nest.
Top 10 Honolulu Termite Prevention Tips
- Make sure all brush, wood, cardboard or yard debris is at least 20 feet away from your home or business
- Remove moisture sources such as pooling water in yard or on roof. Make sure gutter water is not splashing or pooling onto property
- Fix leaking hoses, broken water pipes, or dripping AC units
- Look for and repair all rotted exterior wood and replace with Termite resistant building materials, such as Treated wood, steel framing, or pest resistant wood material
- Never place planters or plants directly against the properties walls
- When termites are swarming, turn property lights off when not in use. Lights attract the swarming termites directly to your property.
- Be vigilante and aware of your property. Visually inspect the exterior of your home at least once a month.
- Look for cracks in driveway or foundation that could be used by termites to reach food and water sources. Most of the time, these cracks will have visible termite mud tubes
- If you think you may have a termite infestation, schedule a free pest control consultation. It’s free and you can have a professional pest control experts opinion
- Always maintain a 18-22 inch gap between the soil and the framing of your home. Most Hawaii homes will use metal flashing to create a termite barrier between concrete footing and the homes framing.