How to Exterminate Termites
Termites can cause extreme damage to your property. You will not know it existed until you find subtle hints that there is an infestation in your property. Your home may look so grand and remarkable, but then termites happen. Some hints include damaged wood, hollowed floors, mud tubes, wood floor blisters, termite droppings, and more.
There is no need to panic cause you can take the steps to keep these nuisances away from your home.
Here are some ways on how to exterminate termites for good.
USING CARDBOARD TRAPS
This may not remove all the termites by itself, you need to combine it with another method to ensure efficacy.
You must find the site of infestation as well, so you’ll know where to deliver the blow.
Checking crawlspaces, beams, walls, and floors will help you find out where these critters are burying. You can also tap on every wood found in your house cause a hollow sound will mean there are termites underneath.
By placing layered wet cardboard, you are inviting termites to feed on it, and then you can safely burn it when there are numerous trapped termites.
You will need to repeat this until you have trapped most of the termites.
This will help if your termite problem only involves a piece of furniture or a wooden decor that you can place outside and expose to sunlight. Termites abhor sunlight and will surely kill them. Placing the affected item out in the sun for a few days will help you remove this problem.
USE OF BORIC ACID AND OTHER TERMITE CONTROL PRODUCTS
Boric acid will kill termite as it effectively dehydrates their nervous system once we exposed them to it. Boric acid can be used as a coating or as a spray to the infested area. It may require you to re-apply the material to ensure its effectiveness.
There are also store-bought products used as termite baits and best used in conjunction with other termite control treatments.
CALL PROFESSIONAL EXTERMINATORS
Sometimes you can only do so much, and it is not enough to remove all the termites. The infestation may be too advanced, and your property is already in danger because of the deluge of termites. Getting the help of professional pest control will do the trick since they know where to attack and how to ensure the effectiveness of the termite removal.
Most professional exterminators use chemicals such as Fipronil and sometimes Hexaflumuron, and can handle these elements safely.
Professional exterminators can also come back on schedule to check your property and to guarantee no re-infestation.
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