You have read and probably heard about the dangers of termites. Termites can not only damage or destroy parts of your home but can cause added problems like the termite nest is highly allergenic if it gets in the ventilation system and some of the soldier termites do sting or bite. We need to figure out how to get rid of the termites in your home or place of business. Applying termite-killing chemicals to your property’s exterior, using direct chemicals on the inside of your home, setting up termite baits, and spraying boric acid in your floors and walls are some of the most effective strategies for eradicating termites.
The key to getting rid of termites is determining what type you have and using the appropriate treatment.
Subterranean termites and dry wood termites are the two most common species of termite in the United States. It’s crucial to figure out which kind you’re dealing with because they may require varying treatment approaches. While subterranean termites can be prevented through poisonous barriers, dry wood termites will require spot treatment or fumigation services.
By delaying termites’ ability to shed their outer layer or lay eggs, orange oil and neem oil may damage the population gradually over time.
Dry wood termites can be dealt with by drilling and filling holes in painted or finished wood.
In certain regions, you may be able to purchase high-level termite-killing chemicals like liquid Taurus SC and Termidor SC, which are commonly used for professional treatments. Try utilizing these popular treatments to create a security barrier around your home’s perimeter.
Unlike termiticides, chemical pesticides may be used inside the house. If you discover a termite and need to get rid of it right away, this is the approach to use. Foam pesticides go straight into cracks, holes, and nooks that are frequented by termites.
The use of termite baits is well-known. Foraging termites are lured to the poison within these baits, which have been placed around the perimeter of your property’s foundation. The slow-acting toxin prevents termites from growing normally. The termites die when molting occurs.
Beneficial nematodes are microscopic, segmented roundworms that are natural parasites to a variety of garden pests, including termites. Within a few days, symbiotic gut bacteria kill the parasitic nematodes as they burrow into their host.
To make a DIY bait, wet two pieces of cardboard and stack them on top of each other. The cellulose in the cardboard will entice the termites, and they’ll get trapped between the two pieces.
Diatomaceous earth is crushed, then applied to the exoskeleton of termites, which subsequently dehydrates them. Diatomaceous Earth is composed of fossilized aquatic organisms with silica-containing exoskeletons. Sprinkle the powder about where you suspect termites and wait for them to crawl over it.
Boric acid is an effective termite killer. Many of the termite insecticides on the market include boric acid as a key component.
In order to find the treatment that works best for your home, you need to find which type of termites you have and if you cannot figure out for sure use the treatments that work on both. If these do not work you might need to contact a professional.