All about Termites


Once a group of termites invades your house, getting rid of them is nearly impossible, it would be hard. But if you are not going to do anything about it, your house and the things in your house would be in big trouble and you wouldn’t want that. So in order for this not to happen, you have to make sure your house is in good condition so that you can prevent the termites invade your house and damaging it.

The first thing to do is to make sure that there should be no wood touching the soil because the soil is the starting point of the termites and if possible, try avoiding using some woods as a material for your house.

You must know that there are two kinds of termites, the subterranean termite and the dry wood termites. Dry wood termites mean that this is the kind of termites that don’t need soil in order to survive, if they can find a good looking wood to eat, that is good enough for them and that is why I recommend you to avoid using woods when building your house. While the subterranean termite is the kind of termite that can survive in either wood or soil, but mostly you’ll find them in the soil.



If you see the signs of termites invading your house, you must stop them immediately, but remember that each kind of termites has different ways of stopping them. For the dry wood termites, you can stop them by using orange oil; you can just spray it to the place where you first notice the termites. Electrocution, I know it is a bit harsh, but they are the first one to attack your house, you can just electrocute them with the help of any electrical devices, or you can use the sunlight for an alternative, you can remove the part where the termites are, then place it in the sunlight, then you can leave it for 3 to 4 days.

While for the subterranean termites, in order to stop them you can use boric acid because they can kill the termite immediately or you can also use nematodes, they are like a small type of worm species, its role is to search for hosts like for an example termites, once they found a termite, they burrow into them which leads to death after a couple of days.

But before getting rid of them, after tracking down the infestation of the termites make sure that you moved any furniture or things away from it, just to be sure that they will not be damaged. Always maintain your house, make sure that every corner of it is clean. Getting rid of termites is very hard, so it is understandable if you can’t do it by yourself, you can always call for help and hire professional termite inspectors in getting rid of termites is the right thing to do. By hiring them, it would make the job easier and faster.