TERMITES19 April 2021
How To Get Rid Of Termites?
What are termites? How to get rid of termites?
Wood termites are far less prevalent than the ordinary bug and they may cause far more damage than most other pests and potentially jeopardize the structural integrity of your home. This is due to wood termite's ability to chew through the flooring, wood, and even wallpaper without being seen.
Most usually, people deal with two varieties of termites: subterranean and dry wood, each with its own set of problems.
Subterranean termites which are the most common type of domestic termite, establish vast underground colonies and construct mud tubes to maintain moisture as they go back and forth between a colony and a food supply (aka, the wood in your house). They can spread in an underground tunnel more than 150 feet long and feed on diverse wood components in the environment.
Drywood termites are more difficult to identify and are most widespread in the Southeast and Southwest of the United States.
‘’Drywood termites have unique biochemistry that enables them to infest homes without coming into contact with soil. These termites not only infest the wood used in home construction, but they can also infest wooden furnishings.’’ Cooper stated.
Termites eat wood, therefore they normally nibble on the framework and walls of your home, but they particularly appreciate wood that has come into contact with soil.
How Do You Get Rid Of Termites?
Termite-killing goods applied to the exterior of your home, direct chemicals used on the inside of your home, termite baits installed, and boric acid sprayed in your floors and walls are some of the finest ways to get rid of termites.
If you are determined to tackle a termite infestation on your own, there are numerous solutions available to you, ranging from classic chemical killers to organic alternatives.
Termites, which are pests, live in the majestic mounds they build from the soil. Termite mounds are close to six meters high, with a width close to 12 meters with a magnificent appearance. These termite mounds were seen as an architectural wonder, because as a structure it provides regular air access to the termite colonies, while also providing the moisture and heat they need to live. In a termite colony, the termite queen is responsible for laying eggs to sustain the colony's growth and survival. The role of the termite queen in a termite colony varies and changes over time. After pairing with a male, she begins her job as "founder" to get the colony started. She has to locate a suitable termite mound site, help excavate it, and then start producing eggs that will become workers.
Termites are a true protein storehouse. The monkeys stick sticks into tower-shaped termite nests waiting for termites to accumulate around them. When there is enough termite accumulation, they eat it as a meal. Another feature of termites is that their feces contain high levels of sugar.
How to Prevent Termites?
Taking termite prevention measures can save you a lot of money. Moisture is required for termite colonies to grow and develop, therefore avoiding moist places around your home is critical to termite prevention.
To guarantee that the ground near your home stays dry, look for plumbing leaks, incorrect grading, and leaky air conditioners.
Reduce the amount of wood-to-ground contact as much as feasible.
If you have wood contacting the ground, replenish the soil around your house with sand if possible. Termites are unable to tunnel through the sand.
Remove tree stumps from your yard and avoid storing firewood against your house.