Tips for Termite Treatment
- Termites are not just destructive to homes and buildings; they are also dangerous to humans. These insects have been known to carry many different types of diseases including malaria, typhoid fever, and tuberculosis. If left unchecked, these insects can bring damage to crops and property.
- There are several ways to prevent termite infestation. First, make sure that any wood structures are properly sealed. Second, if possible, try to avoid using treated lumber. Third, check the foundation of your home regularly for cracks and holes. Fourth, use termite-resistant paint. Fifth, seal any gaps around windows and doors. Sixth, keep the grass trimmed short. Seventh, install screens over vents and air conditioning units. Eighth, inspect chimneys and flues for leaks. Ninth, clean out gutters and downspouts. Tenth, remove debris from around foundations. Lastly, contact a professional exterminator if you notice any suspicious activity.
- To get rid of existing termites, first, find their nest. Next, cut away the surrounding soil until you reach the base of the nest. Then, dig up the entire area and dispose of it in a landfill. Finally, spray the area with pesticides.
- You should never apply pesticides near water sources, especially streams, ponds, lakes, and wells. Pesticides can harm fish and other wildlife.
- When applying pesticides, wear protective clothing and gloves. Make sure that children and pets do not play in the area where pesticides are being applied.
- Never mix pesticides together. Doing so could result in toxic fumes that could kill you. Use only approved pesticides. Do not use homemade remedies or products that were purchased at local hardware stores.
- Keep pesticides stored safely. Store them in a cool, dry place. Be careful when disposing of old pesticides. Dispose of unused pesticides according to label instructions.
- Avoid spraying pesticides directly onto food. Instead, spray them onto the ground and let the wind blow them toward the food.
- Always read labels before purchasing pesticides. Read instructions carefully and follow directions exactly. Do not store pesticides in plastic containers. Plastic can leach chemicals into the product.
Methods for Termite Treatment
1. Chemical treatment
Chemical treatments are the most effective way to get rid of termites. There are many different chemicals that can be used to kill them. These chemicals can be applied directly to the wood or they can be injected into the ground around the home.
2. Heat treatment
Heat treatment is the use of fire to destroy the termites. Termites cannot survive temperatures over 120 deg F. If the temperature gets high enough, the termites will die.
3. Physical treatment
Physical treatment is the use of traps and barriers to keep termites out of the house. Traps are used to attract termites towards it. Barriers work by covering the outside of the house with plastic sheeting.
4. Biological control
Biological control uses naturally occurring predators to eat the termites. Biological control is not always 100% effective, but it does have some advantages. One advantage is that it does not harm any animals or humans. Another advantage is that it does require less time than chemical treatments.
5. Combination methods
Combination methods combine two or more of the above methods to make sure that the termites are completely gone.