Termites are a common pest in many parts of Malaysia, and without a professional termite control specialist to help you, they can be a huge problem.
These creatures can cause significant damage to your home and should not be taken lightly. The good news is that there are all-natural ways to eliminate them from your property!
In this article, we will discuss some of these methods so you know what steps to take if termites invade your home.
Remove Termites With Vinegar
One natural way of removing termites is by using vinegar. The vinegar contains acetic acid which is lethal to termites and will not harm humans or pets.
To remove the pests, pour some of the vinegar oil mixtures into a spray bottle and fill it with water so that you have about three parts liquid to one part white distilled vinegar.
Shake well before spraying in areas where there are signs of damage from termites such as woodwork, cabinets, doors, garage flooring, etc., making sure all surfaces get covered evenly for full protection.
Spray every few weeks until all traces of termite activity ceases then repeat the treatment after a month to make sure any new colonies haven’t been established since your last round of spraying; this can be done by using vinegar with bleach for an even stronger effect.
Lemons to Stop Termites
Another way of getting rid of termites is to use lemon juice. The citric acid in the lemons acts as a natural insecticide and will kill off any termites present on fruit trees, plants, or gardens that are not infested too severely by them.
To remove these pests from your garden, pour some fresh lemon juice over the area that you want to protect (do not paint it onto leaves) and leave it for about thirty minutes before rinsing with water; this should do the trick!
When using lemons, just be sure to avoid spraying them on the leaves of your plants as this can cause leaf damage.
Seal Up Cracks to Avoid Termites
Another way to remove termites without the use of harsh chemicals is by sealing up any cracks in your home. Termites can easily enter through these areas and the best way to stop them from doing so is by making sure they are sealed off permanently.
You should seal gaps around windows, doors, pipes, and other objects that have a small crack or hole which could be exploited for entry; this will also prevent other pests such as ants or cockroaches from getting inside of your property too!
Kill Termites With Chlorine Spray
Another way to eliminate termites is by using chlorine spray, which will kill the pests but not harm humans or pets.
The product works by penetrating into the wood and killing any insects that are present on it such as ants, cockroaches, spiders, and of course termites too! The best time to use this method would be after a rainstorm when there has been an increase in activity from these creatures.
To do so you need: One-gallon water; one teaspoon trisodium phosphate (TSP) powder and two tablespoons liquid chlorine bleach for each quart of water used- mix well before applying with a herbicide pump sprayer at intervals until no signs of infestation remain then repeat spraying every month to ensure no termites come back.
Borax to Kill Off Termites
If you want an all-natural way of eliminating termites, one option you have is to use borax.
The great thing about this method is that it can be done by anyone and all you need for the procedure are a few common household products!
To do so, mix water with around two cups of Borax powder or 20 Mule Team Borax laundry boosters (you should find these in any supermarket). Add some sugar or honey if desired too.
Pour the mixture into shallow dishes such as pie tins then position them next to where there has been damage caused by termites on your property; they will eat from this dish which contains toxic substances like boric acid and die shortly afterward.
We hope that this blog post has given you new insights on all-natural ways to eliminate termites.
Are there any other natural methods of eliminating termites that have been helpful for your home?
Share them with us in the comments below or contact a pest control specialist today. Together, we can create an effective plan to get rid of those pesky pests once and for all.