Of all the countless rodents that invade the house, none is more dangerous than the termite. The termites can single handedly ruin the foundation of any structure in a short period of time. It is also very difficult to notice the destructive power of the termites during the first few months of their infestation.
Therefore it is very necessary for proper steps to be taken to protect the home from these rodents before it is too late. No matter where a home may be located, termites may be present without one’s knowledge. The following should be considered by land owners if they want to reduce the damage caused by termites.
REMOVE ANY FOOD SOURCE
Before getting rid of the termites, it is very important to remove any easy food source such as uncovered dust bins. As long as the termites are able to feed, they will multiply in numbers within a very short period of time.
This means that no matter how much effort is put towards eradicating the termites, they will always reproduce in a matter of time. It is also important to move objects that may also harbor the termites. Piles of firewood and other debris such as stones should be moved away from the house.
USE OF CHEMICALS
Chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides can be used against termites. It is crucial for one to find their breeding sites. Spraying pesticides in these areas will reduce their colony by a significant margin. Then the surrounding areas should be sprayed to kill the remaining termites.
Termites are prone to sandy soil. They find it very difficult to move through a barrier made of sandy soil. Installing such a barrier and spraying the barrier with pesticides can be a very effective way of killing the termites.
CALL A PROFESSIONAL
If the termites have over run the compound or the house, it would be a very good idea to call a team of professionals. These people are trained and they have special skills that they can lender to people at a considerable amount of money.
Before hiring a people to help, it is advisable to have a written agreement that will indicate for how long the company is going to eradicate the termites.
It is also a good idea to look at the service record of the company and to ensure that it is registered by the Structural Pest Control Board. If they are licensed by the SPCB, it means that they are qualified to do their job.