Termites are the most dangerous pests compared to other household pests like rats, roaches, and many insects. The termites are available all over the world except Antarctica, and these termites are the only insect species that can live up to the maximum of 30 to 50 years. They are mostly available in the woods, mud tubes built by soil. Termites feed wood and cellulose in the wall, and these termites are available both day and night-time. To know how to get rid of termites keep on reading our article.
Different Types of Termites:
According to research, there are 5 types of termite species are living in the world. But there are the two species who live with us i.e., living around the households. They are
- Dry Wood Termites
- Subterranean Termites
Dry Wood Termites
The dry wood termites are one which is available in all the areas where the wasted dry woods are available. Once they are available, they can be found by the wings, which are dropped to build a nest where they lay their eggs and start living. These are the slow eaters of wood, but it is not an easy one to eliminate.
The subterranean termites are the one who starts their work from the underground. They start eating the household woods like, doors, window frames, etc., Slowly come to the upper region by building the mud tunnels in the foundation, where the termites stay. The subterranean termites eat the wood faster compared to dry wood termites.
Methods to get rid of Termites
One of the best ways to treat termites naturally is Sunlight. It is known that termites are available in dark, closed, and wet places. If a wood piece or any material is affected by termites, keep that wood in sunlight for a day. The presence of termites will be eliminated completely by the heat and light process of sunlight. The termites cannot withstand the heat of sunlight.
As said earlier, the termites can spread and will available easily in a wet place. So, try to avoid moisture inside the house or in the nearby areas to avoid termites. It is difficult to avoid moisture during rain, but the moisture can be dried by the flow of air and sunlight. Try to get more sunlight inside the house as much as possible to avoid the termites completely.
There are many chemical pesticides available in the stores to kill these types of fast reproducing pests. But you should be careful in choosing the right chemicals and how to use them. Wrong use of chemicals can affect health and there will not be proper function. Using the chemicals is dangerous if there is any child or pets in your home. Try to be safe while using the chemicals.
Call the Professionals
It is better to call pest control professional service to get rid of the pests. The professionals can handle the pest in such a way as to kill them. The process will be perfect and in an eco-friendly manner without causing damage to your health and the environment. They provide the proper maintenance methods to avoid the presence of termites in the future.