Termites are the homeowners’ number one enemies. This is because even if they are just small creatures, they have the ability to destroy any wood structures in less time even those who have farm sheds. Plus, they are difficult to control and to get rid. In fact, it is not advisable to use do-it-yourself ways in killing them because these won’t guarantee that all of them will be gone. Below are some tips which you can follow so that your home will be free from termites:
Identify the type of termites living in your house.
There are different types of termites which may be living in your house and destroying your wood structures like your garden sheds. There are many types of termites which you should look out for. These are the drywood termites, subterranean termites, dampwood termites, Formosan, and powder post termites. Each one of them has different characteristics which you should find out.
Know the signs of termite infestations
First, there is swarming. The termites would fly from their existing colony to look for another place where they can create a new colony. Second you would see shelter tubes because they need protection from the tiny space. Third is the hollowed wood. You would see the once you knock on the wood it has a hollow sound because they may have already consumed the inner part of the wood. Last is the dirt in the wood since they come from the underground with soil and this would sometimes mix with their fecal pellets.
Find effective ways which can get rid of them
The liquid solution use to kill the termites would be injected into the deeper portion of the wood to kill the termites. Holes should be drilled in order to accomplish this. However, this may not guarantee that the reproductive termites will die. And, if they are still present, there will be a continuous reproduction of new termites.
In termite baiting, the pest control company would install termite baits under the ground or along the foundation of the walls. When the termites eat the bait, they would go to their colony and infect the other termites which will eventually end the colony of the termites.
Termite barriers are also effective as long as the pesticide is present. When the termites sense the barriers, they would not enter or this would repel them. When the time comes when they can no longer find food to eat, they would go to other places where they can create a new colony again.
If you are using wood in your structures or you have wood furniture, you should treat them. When there is a frequent treatment on the woods, the termites are less likely to penetrate. But you should be aware when to reapply the treatment again.
Tenting or fumigation
You need to contact the best pest and rodent control company in doing this as this can be dangerous for you and for the other members of the family. Although, there would be a covering to the specific areas where there are termites, the homeowners should still be aware of the risk that this method may bring.