Termites are the number one damage to our wooden furniture in the house. This is because they feed on woods and infest on it. They build colonies around it and reproduce like crazy. These termites should be removed from the house immediately so that they will not damage anything anymore. Eliminating the termites from the house is a tough job but it can be done as long as you know what to do and how you should do it with precaution. Termites bite really hard and leave the bitten area swollen that could last for days so this is what you should avoid when you want to take out the termites yourself.
Here are the steps on how you can eliminate the termites that are invading in your house and damaging your furniture.
1. Know where the source of infestation is in your house.
For you to be able to eliminate the termites completely, you should know where they all started and take them out once and for all. If you do not find the source of the infestation, then you are just wasting your time for nothing since they will always be there and come back as soon as they recover from the blow that you made. The source should always be the first thing that you should destroy for them not to have any place to return to. Also, they will look for another place to find and build another colony, this means that they will get scattered, this is now the right time to eliminate them completely. It is all about timing and proper planning.
2. Spray pesticide that is used in killing termites and other bugs.
If you have found the source of the infestation, you should spray a pesticide or insecticide that could kill these termites. But first, you should have a protective gear to protect you from any possible termite attack. The termite bites are very painful and the bitten area will be swollen for days. Do not risk yourself with this since there are termites that are poisonous. Before doing the elimination and spraying of the pesticide, get yourself a protective gear, and one that could also protect you during the application of the pesticide since most pesticide are poisonous to humans. Yourself should always be the top priority so do not do anything without the protective gear. You can also let the professional termite and pest control service handle this.
3. Use baits.
Termites are feeding on woods because of cellulose. The perfect bait for this is a cardboard because this also has cellulose. Use this cardboard as a bait for the termites. If there are already a lot of termites on the cardboard, immediately take them out of your house and burn it to surely kill all those termites. Repeat this as many times as necessary to make sure that there are no more termites left in your house. Then spray the pesticide to make sure that no termite is still alive in your house. This will also keep them away from the area for good.
Remember that termites are not the only one invading your home – dust, stains, moulds, etc. is also there. Better to call a cleaning serviceto prevent this from happening.