Termites are one of the most destructive pests that can invade a home or office. They’re also hard to detect, because you may not be aware they’re there until it’s too late. In addition, It only takes them about 3-8 years to completely destroy your house, if left untreated!
In this article, we’ll teach you what steps you need to take after finding out they’ve invaded your property as well as how you can remove them so you can save your home before it’s too late!
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What to Do After Finding Termites In Your Home
Before you get into panic mode and start throwing everything out, there are a few things you can do to help prevent more termites from destroying your home.
1. Inspect the house for any damaged wood or cracks in walls and floors. If you find anything that could provide access for bugs to enter, seal it off as soon as possible! Termites nest inside of these openings, so damage prevention is critical if you want to keep them away from your home.
2. Put up metal screens on windows and doors or use other types of barriers such as caulk around window frames without screening material or air conditioning units with exposed ducts. This will stop more termites from entering into your property which will then reduce their numbers outside too.
3. Consider installing caps over existing drainage pipes to prevent termites from nesting inside them. Termites are attracted to moisture and will stay near damp places to survive.
4. Keep the house dry and maintain good ventilation, so moisture doesn’t accumulate on walls or in cabinets where it can attract insects. If you’re looking for a more permanent fix, consider installing perimeter protection such as concrete slabs with copper mesh wire (aka “termite shields”) around your home’s foundation.
5. Apply termite repellent spray over doorways and near windows. This will help keep bugs at bay without having to use harmful chemicals that could be dangerous if they get into contact with food or pets!
How to Remove Termites Naturally
If you’re not in a hurry, you may want to consider these natural ways of getting rid of termites. It will take more time and patience than using chemical treatments, but it’s safer for your family.
Use Baking Soda Spray to Stop Termites
Baking soda spray is a great natural repellent that can prevent termites from attacking your home because of the strong smell it poses. All you need is baking soda and water! Mix these together in a spray bottle, shake well before use (to ensure the mixture doesn’t clump up) then apply all over infested areas of wood or where they may nest.
For best results repeat this process once every few days for about two weeks straight until termites are gone.
Place Infested Furniture Under Sunlight to Kill Termites
Another natural way to kill termites is to place infested furniture in direct sunlight for a few hours. This will dry out and kill the termites that are inside it without harming you or your family. Termites cannot stand the heat and when exposed to it, they will surely die off.
Be sure to inspect your furniture again before placing it back to your home.
Make Use of Cedar Oil to Repel Termites
Cedar oil is a natural bug repellent that can be used to repel termites. All you need are cedar blocks and water! Soak the wood in cedar oil for about one day, then place it anywhere where they may have nested (these could include doorways or windows)
Alternatively if you don’t want to wait any longer than this, use cedar boards as barriers by placing them around your home’s perimeter. This will keep unwanted bugs from entering on infested areas of your property because many insects cannot stand their strong smell which acts like a deterrent!
The Key Realization
Termites can destroy your home in a matter of years. If you want to prevent termite infestations, contact us for a free quote and we will get an inspection done on your property as soon as possible.
We provide expert advice on everything about termites, so you can be more knowledgeable on how to handle an infestation.
Don’t let this happen to you! Give us a call today and make sure that the pests are dealt with before it is too late.