Subterranean termites are the termites that are commonly found in North America, and they are wood-destroying insects that are classified as pests. Usually, Subterranean termites are high in number and there will be colonies of 20,000 to 5 million workers and the Queen lays 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per day that are added to them.
They are very dangerous in that they can feed on cellulose materials such as wood, wood fixtures, papers, cotton and, books. They can easily chew any type of cellulose material inside your home, so it is important to eliminate the presence of subterranean termites before they appear and there are some of the methods to kill the presented termites.
Treating with Chemicals
One of the best ways to eliminate the presence of termites is to treat the termites by the use of chemicals. Though it might be dangerous the use chemicals and pesticides it will completely eliminate the presence of the termites in present and the future. The acidic content in the chemicals will make the body of the termites get tired and kill them finally. You can use the chemicals as a paste or as a spray that will help the chemicals to dissolve completely in the wood.
Baiting the termites
Baits are the traps that are found in shops. The baits are used to kill the termites, but it took some time to kill them. You should place the wasted wood inside the plastic bait and dump it into the soil where the termites appear. The termites will be attracted by the wood and the poisonous content in the bait will enter into the body of the termites because it will mix with the wood. The poison will kill the termites soon. There is a number of baits are required to kill a large number of termites and it should be placed with a gap of 10 feet under the soil.
Hire the Professionals
It is easy to control the termites by yourself if there is less number. But if you find a greater number of colonies it will be hard to eliminate them completely by a normal person. You can call for the pest control service and the professionals are good in the pest eliminating methods and have the knowledge of the process and handling the types of equipment. Not only they will kill the termites which are present but also, they will provide control measures to avoid the presence of termites in the future.
Moisture is the first term that will attract the termites to stay safe. The termites will not stay in a dry place. To avoid the presence of termites keeps your home moistureless. Try to give some gap for the sunlight to spread in the home. Sunlight is the natural defender for termites. The termites cannot handle the heat and light produced by the sun, they will try to escape or they will be killed by the reaction of highly treating heat and light.