Out of the umpteen insects, critters, rodents and other pests, termites seem to be the most dangerous ones. They are one such pest that can ruin your house’s foundation in just a few years. Your home is precious and in no way you can take a chance to re-invest because of the mere pest. It becomes crucial that you take steps and precautions to protect your home from termites.
1. Permethrin Dust
This chemical gives immediate results. It is a natural insecticide that remains effective for a longer period of time. It is not only effective for termites but also for ants, ticks, wasps, bagworms, ground beetles, etc. This is one of the favorite chemicals of the homeowners and professionals.
2. Arsenic Dust
This is again an effective chemical to wash them off. If one termite comes in contact with arsenic dust then probably others of the same colony will become a prey. Arsenic dust is of cannibalistic nature. This means that the chemical will be transmitted from the dead termites to other insects who feed on them.
3. Low Temperature
The low temperature will terminate them from your house. Low temperature would mean-20 degree Fahrenheit. You would need liquid nitrogen to bring the down the temperature.
4. Flooding Kills Termites
Simply drown the termites to get rid of them. If you have a garden and you see small mud-tubes created then dig through it and flood that area. In this way, you can naturally get rid of them.
If there is not enough sunlight penetrating your home then it is likely that termites will destroy your house. Sunlight plays an important role in killing them naturally. Do not keep the windows closed during the daytime. Let enough sunlight come in.
6. Salt Kills Termites
Salt can be an effective and natural method to kill them. You just have to fill a jar with an equal part of salt and warm water. Yes, it should be very salty. Take a syringe and fill in with salty water. Inject it into all the affected areas. Termites will die out of dehydration.
7. Boric acid
Boric acid is a natural insecticide that dehydrates the insects and stops their nervous system. You may coat or spray the wood with boric acid. Please beware. This acid can be toxic if inhaled. You need to use mask and gloves while using the acid. Keep your pets and children away from this substance.
Nematodes are worm species that look out for hosts like termites. It can be used in a spray form that will kill termites in approximately 48 hours. Nematodes are not harmful to plants, humans or pets. They only concentrate on insects and destroy their colony in no time. Remember that nematodes should be used immediately.