Prevention and Treatment of Termite Infestation
Are you struggling to get rid of the termite problem in your house? Have you observed the signs of an infestation and are afraid it will happen?
If you have answered yes to these questions there are very simple ways in which one can use to prevent or treat termite infestations.
Some of these ways include;
- Insecticides and Foams
Depending on the size of the infesting termite colony, insecticides and foams can be very effective when it comes to termite treatment. Foams work well especially in killing termites that may have hidden into the secluded hard to reach areas such as wood cracks. In addition, it takes care of any other bugs that may be crawling in your home. Insecticides come in liquid or gas form. It is up to you to choose which one to use. Even though effective in killing or chasing away termites, foams and insecticides are harmful to your family. It is recommended that you vacate the house for a while till the effects of the treatments wear off.
- Use Bait
Having to chase hundreds of termites out of your house can be stressing. Termites are swift especially when in danger and are good in hiding. This makes it hard to flush them out of their hiding place. There is a simple solution, setting bait stations. Boric acid has been known to attract termites which is why it is commonly used and applied to the bait station. Use of baits is a very efficient and stress-free method for termite treatment.
- Flood the Soil
Termites leave a trail of soil wherever they infest. They also make nests and tunnels with soil. If you noted this sign at your house, you can prevent the colony from growing by flooding the areas you suspect to be their hiding place. You can also do the same outdoors to prevent future infestation.
- Get rid of any Attractors
Once termites find a source of food and a well-hidden place to stay, it is hard to leave. These are some of the attractors that bring termites to your house. Sealing any crawlspaces such as cracks and holes and getting rid of any cellulose materials are some of the ways you can prevent a termite infestation. Another way is by reducing excess moisture in your house by fixing any leakages around the house as termites like to stay in a moist area.
Fixing the damage caused by termites can cost the homeowner a lot of money when it comes to fixing them. The above methods are some steps in which you can reduce their presence or get rid of them to prevent further damage. Termites are dangerous pests and as a homeowner, you should prevent an infestation at all cost.