Nontoxic Termite Prevention

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Fact Sheet

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In the U.S., termites cause more monetary damage to homes than fires, storms, and earthquakes combined. Unfortunately, getting rid of these pests is often an expensive and toxic proposition.

While conventional treatment methods use toxic chemicals, many termite infestations can be avoided in the first place through low-cost, common-sense, chemical-free design and construction measures.

Download this fact sheet to learn how to prevent infestations from any type of termite. Measures described include:

  • Foundation detailing that controls moisture and termite access
  • Structural materials and exterior finishes that are termite-proof
  • Maintenance of termite-resistant components
  • Low-toxicity treatment methods

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