4 Benefits of Nematodes: A Remedy Against Termites

4 Benefits of Nematodes A Remedy Against Termites

How are nematodes a remedy against termites?

  1. Effective at killing termites
  2. Beneficial for the environment
  3. Safe for humans and pets
  4. Easy to apply

 

A termite infestation is a common problem among many households. Any wood parts are vulnerable, and some houses are made entirely of wood. The traditional solution nowadays is the use of chemical pesticides. But what if there’s a better, cleaner, and safer alternative?

Nematodes are microscopic, unsegmented roundworms that can prey on insects we consider pests. Beneficial nematodes are some species of nematodes that kill our pests and are not harmful to us. The following benefits prove that the use of nematodes is a remedy against termites.

 

Effective at killing termites

Termites are part of what beneficial nematodes consider prey. These roundworms are known to effectively kill termites after application. They are parasites who enter the termite’s body and kill them from the inside. They lay eggs inside the termite’s body to reproduce.

Their effectiveness on pest killing is so well-known, that you can find bags of beneficial nematodes in various gardening and home shops. These pack enough nematodes to take care of the pest problem of a single household.

But why would you want to use parasites instead of pesticides?

In fact, at least one study has claimed that beneficial nematodes can be alternatives to chemical pesticides. These pesticides can kill all termites exposed to them immediately. Meanwhile, nematodes prey on termites from the inside. They’ll bring the nematodes to the colony and soon enough, they will be wiped out. The nematodes will spread across the members of the colony, even the queen.

While termites can develop resistance against chemicals, they can’t develop anything against nematodes. Repeated exposure to chemical pesticides will make the termites naturally stronger against the chemicals. The more you use it, the less effective it will be. Beneficial nematodes do not have this problem.

 

Beneficial to the environment

Beneficial to the environment

Most pesticides have negative effects on the environment. The chemicals can easily spread from where you spray to nearby habitats and ecosystems. The air can carry the chemicals you spray in your home to water sources or the soil. It can affect the local wildlife population and even get into our drinking water.

Nematodes exist naturally in the soil. When you use beneficial nematodes as pesticides, you would only be promoting biodiversity to the soil.

Nematode sprays don’t contain harmful chemicals, which means they’re also not destructive to the soil, wood, or other plants in the vicinity. Because of their targeted attacks, everything else besides their prey will remain untouched.

 

Safe for humans and pets

As opposed to chemical pesticides, beneficial nematodes are safe to use around people and pets. Pesticides spread dangerous chemicals in the air when sprayed at an area. Nearby people, even children and pets, inhale these chemicals. There are many different kinds of chemicals in a pesticide, but they’ve been proven to have negative effects on a person’s health. They have been linked to diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and ADHD.

On the other hand, beneficial nematodes are safe to use around people. They only attack pests such as termites when sprayed. They are not a health risk to people because they have no interest in causing harm to us. They would most likely focus on what they consider prey, and then they usually die out once the termites are gone.

Also, they are sprayed straight on the wood or soil, lowering the chances of getting inhaled.

 

Easy to apply

Easy to apply

In addition to being effective, environmentally friendly, and safe, nematodes are also easy to apply. You can buy bags of these parasites in your local gardening store. Depending on the severity of the infestation, you should prepare enough.

You simply need to mix the nematodes in a gallon of water then stir. After a while, let the mixture sit for a few more minutes. Then transfer the water into the spray bottles and apply to affected surfaces. Spraying them at least once a day should keep the nematode infestation in the termite colony going.

You may also apply it to surfaces that you want termites to avoid.  This can be done to keep important, load-bearing or foundational lumber from getting damaged. This simple procedure can be done by any homeowner.

 

Key takeaway

Beneficial nematodes have the effectiveness of chemical pesticides but without all the health and environmental risks. The use of nematodes as a remedy against termites instead of commercial pesticides should be done more often. As homeowners or gardeners, it is our duty to both prevent pest infestations and keep the environment safe as well.

These natural pesticides termite killers can definitely handle an infestation well. But sometimes, the spread of the termites is too severe for even nematodes to exterminate. A pest control professional should be contacted in these cases. In the Philippines, the best pest control service is only a call and a click away. Send us a message here to get help for your infestations!

How to Detect Termite Damage

How to Detect Termite Damage

How do you detect termite damage?

  1. Hollowed sounding furniture
  2. Ceiling damage
  3. Floor damage
  4. Wall damage
  5. Mud tubes
  6. Discarded wings and swarmers
  7. Piles of frass

 

Sure, termites are useful in breaking down nutrients from dead plants. However, that very same behavior leads to a threat to homes. Every homeowner needs to know about how to detect termite damage.

Termites are destructive pests and infestations are rampant. In the Philippines, the tropical climate encourages the growth of termite populations. This causes major property damage and costly repairs. Moreover, it is a growing health concern for people with asthma and allergic reactions as well.

If you’re a household owner who is neglectful of the many signs of termite infestations, it will be difficult to deal with the situation.

Free yourself from the worry of these wood-eating insects and familiarize yourself with all that you need to know about termites. It is important to check for any damage inside your house as it can comprise the whole structure. Here are some tips on how to detect termite damage. Read on!

 

Hollow Sounding Furniture

Termites chew up everything that is made up of wood inside out. They eat nonstop as well. This is why it’s important to check for wood damage in every household furniture. Try looking below and behind all surfaces.

These pests are always in search of cellulose found in wood pulp. Once they do so, termites will leave hollows that have a honeycomb pattern. If left undetected, these hollows can weaken the wood and ultimately result in comprised structural stability.

Slightly tap on the furniture you want to check. If it sounds empty, it is likely to be termite damage.

 

Ceiling Damage

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Despite being elevated, rafters, ceilings, and beams are not safe from termite damage either. Be on the lookout for any ceiling that is sagging and cracked. This is evidence of termite damage.

 

Floor Damage

Even your floors are not guarded against termites. Whether it’s hardwood floors or laminated floors, these pesky creatures won’t be choosy with their targets. It pays to be extra cautious when it comes to unstable and squeaking floorboards. Once you notice that your floors have been slightly lifted up, that is a sign of termite damage.

 

Wall Damage

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The earliest signs of termite infestations are easy to miss. Cavities and holes in walls can signify the presence of termites.

These pests love damaging walls because they are highly accessible from the ground. Once termites eat through drywall and wallpaper, they will leave tiny pinholes. Peeling or bubbling paint can indicate termite damage as well. A hollow sound when you tap on the wall.

 

Mud Tubes

There are different types of termites, but one thing is consistent for all: every termite species needs water or moisture in order to survive.

Subterranean termites are arguably the most destructive type. They are capable of creating large colonies and feed on wood at a much faster pace. These termites build mud tubes as their source of food and shelter.

Subterranean termites need to build tubes made of mud that are connected above-ground as a means of travel route to food sources. These tunnels may be as thin as pencils. Furthermore, it retains moisture to protect the termites from dehydration.

The mud tubes appear like dried and encrusted dirt. They can either be straight or squiggly. Once you spot these, it is important to let your local pest control services handle them. When a mud tube is destroyed without proper care, the termites will be cautious and continue to live underground.

 

Discarded Wings and Swarmers

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Swarmers are young male and female winged termites whose primary role is reproduction. Furthermore, they emerge from their nests after the current termite colony matures. During springtime, they are on the lookout for the perfect area for creating new colonies. This is when they will shed their wings.

You might have already noticed the piles of discarded insect wings around your home or you’re on the lookout for them. Check near your doors and windowsills. Discarded wings are a common sign of termite damage.

 

Piles of Frass

Once termites eat through wood, they produce excrements called frass. The pests create tiny holes on surfaces to push their frass out of the nests.

When in piles, frass appears like sand or sawdust. Depending on the wood consumed, its color can vary from light beige to brown. You might see these one-millimeter pellets anywhere around your home. This is strong evidence of termite damage.

 

Key Takeaway

Don’t compromise the structure of your home. Learn how to detect termite damage by calling your local pest control service provider.

At Topbest, we value your properties. With years of experience in the pest control industry, we offer the best solutions for your termite problems.

Click here for a termite inspection today.

Are Pest Control Services Worth Your Money?

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As we march on towards a bright and promising future, we often turn to technology (by this we mean the internet) for a quick solution for our problems. This comes in the form of easy, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guides and tutorials available for all sorts of trouble such as pest problems. There is one problem though: not all methods are effective. They may be more pocket-friendly, but if the situation is quite awful it would be best to hire professional pest control for termite control. Is it worth the expense? Just check out these four reasons why pest control services are a good idea to the job done.

Fast and Efficient Elimination

DIY methods are indeed cheap, but doing them by yourself can be pretty grueling; not to mention, there is no assurance if these methods will indeed work. Calling up a professional, however, is a different story altogether. Years of practice and hard work have turned these dedicated men and women to become defenders of homes from pests. Results may vary depending on the pest control professional you called, but their work is guaranteed to be faster and more efficient than Internet DIY’s.

“Cleaning just ain’t enough”

At times, avoiding pesky insect infestation is as easy as tidying things up. Keeping the house clean, especially in places where food is most common like the kitchen, is one way of preventing unwanted munchers from invading your fortress. But your delicious treasure is not the only thing they are after; pests are also very fond of moisture. Stagnant water can be an oasis to pests and by ignoring it, will surely guarantee a full blown pool party of rats, mosquitoes, and cockroaches. If indoor moisture is continued to be overlooked, then you are really going to have a bad time.

Different Bugs, Different Ousts

From an untrained eye, bugs may all look the same. To professionals, pests are all the same, but the types may vary. Hence it can’t be said that a repellent designed to keep ants away can also work for termites. A method used to get rid of cockroaches can’t be used to eliminate mosquitoes. Specific pests need specific pesticides and who knows this better other than your friendly, preferred exterminator.

Sometimes, It Just Happens

Unfortunately, there are certain infestations that just can’t be solved by simple DIY tips and tricks. Hitch hiking bugs such as bed bugs can’t be killed simply by cleaning up and getting rid of stagnant water. Unlike other insects after your mouth-watering stash of food, these buggers are literally out for blood. If you value your blood and your health, then there is no longer a need to ponder. Give your local pest control a call to make these hitch hikers disappear.

There’s nothing shameful in using DIY methods; however, if these are not done properly, these methods could fail. If you have a rising infestation in your home and it needs urgent attention call up termite control; after all, what’s a few buck’s worth for safety?

The Heat is on! 3 Reasons Why Termites Are More Rampant in the Summer

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Enjoying the sizzling hot summer season? Guess what, the termites do too! If you’re planning to go on a dream summer vacation, be sure to get your house protected from termites. As the summer heat rolls in, so do the pests that come with it so it is best to have termite control on your speed dial. For the meantime, find out what exactly makes these buggers more active during summer time? Read on to find out:

“Summer Lovin’, Had Me a Blast”

Swarming season is the number one reason why termites become active. During this period, a colony lets loose hundreds, if not, thousands, of flying termites known as alates.  These alates, both male and female, fly out and separate from their current colony to build a new colony. Here they become king and queen of said colony, and reproduce quickly. After all, you can’t have royalty to do grunt work; they need soldiers and workers to do it for them.

A Swarmer Soiree

You will know it’s their time to shine when you go out at night and find illuminated light bulbs are covered to the brim with a termite swarm. Usually this would even indicate the rainy season is approaching, as most termites are fond of the warm weather that comes before the downpour. In the Philippines, where we only have two known seasons, this phenomena occurs when summer is about to end. But don’t let them fool you; the termite swarming season happens to be specific when it comes to their species. Meaning to say, swarming season to them can land on any season of the year, so long as their colony is ready.

If You Can’t Handle the Heat, Stay Out of the Kitchen

Though termite swarming can happen all year around, sometimes it really depends where you live or what species is most common in your area. In other countries, specifically the United States, termite swarming season is most common either in the spring or summer. The reason would be they prefer the sweltering weather that comes with these two seasons. Once the surviving alates have chosen a partner and settled, they will mate and begin their new life as rulers of their new colony.

But where do they usually situate their colonies?

The answer to that would be beneath moist soil. An example of a termite species that thrives in moist places is the Subterranean Termite. Subterranean termites choose to build their homes where there is moisture, creating mud tunnels for them to travel to and from. Although their means of travel underground seems amazing, it means bad news to us unfortunately. If a termite colony is near your house, these tunnels will lead to its foundations, walls, framing, and floors and etc. If not treated immediately, this can eventually lead to the destruction of your home.

When you go out in the evening and see a swarm of termites having a party in your light patio, take this as a warning. Termite swarms are harmless to humans, but not to houses. The presence of swarms may indicate you might have termites within the walls of your precious home. Keep calm and call us for pest control, and we guarantee we will get the job done.

Gobble Up! What You Need to Know About the Pest Control Pitcher Plant

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Plenty of pests rampage our agriculture, but luckily for us there are natural ways to get rid of these creatures. Aside from getting help from our trusted pest control service, there are also plants that manifest the same act of pest control.  As a matter of fact, there are many carnivorous plants that love to munch on their own prey.

Today we are shining the spotlight on a specific plant and that is none other than the pitcher plant. It is perhaps the most mysterious leaf in the whole wide universe. With its unique ability to obtain food, pitcher plants are definitely one of the most magnificent carnivorous plants out there. To further discuss on this topic, here are a few things you might want to know:

About Carnivorous Pitcher Plants

Pitcher plants resemble goblets of all shapes and sizes. There are two large families of monocots wherein these meat-eating pitcher plants belong to: The Old World, Nepenthaceae and the New World, Sarraceniaceae. Pitchers from the Old World family live high above trees, but unfortunately they don’t have that much food source up there so they resort to waiting for helpless victims. Meanwhile, the New World family members enjoy their abundant food source by being on the ground. Unlike its relatives who live up in the tress, these pitchers can form a whole pitcher out of its leaf.

How Pitcher Plants Eat

Pitcher plants have a unique feature for them to attract their prey. It is a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap, which lures flying and crawling insects. This area of cavity is formed by the cupped leaf. The sides of the pitcher are slippery and it is grooved in such a way to ensure the insects can’t climb out after they get to the trap.  When the pitcher digests, the prey is converted into a solution of amino acids, peptides, phosphates, ammonium and urea from which the plant obtains its nutrition.

How did they become meat-eating?

You might shake your head and wonder, “what?. Not long ago this simple and harmless leaf wasn’t the carnivorous and meat-eating plant it is now, and it’s all thanks to natural selection! This means nature has favored the growth of leaves with larger dents until it became what we know today. The plant evolved because it has found that eating small insects could give it the necessary protein, nitrogen and other minerals it couldn’t get from simply seeping from the soil.

Pitcher plants are indeed exotic and fascinating plants, but unfortunately, they are also prone to the same problems that affect any other plant; just because they feed on insects doesn’t mean they are not open to becoming a target of infestation. If you own a garden with pitcher plants or you happen to have a farm of them, make sure they are well-taken care of. For insect infestation problems, simply call us up!

HUNGRY! 3 Insect Gobblin’ Plants

It seems evolution does have its quirks. You’d think plants thrive only on water, sun and air but actually, there are plants that include pests in their diet. These are what we call carnivorous or insectivorous plants. They have adapted to environments that provide them with low nutrient concentrations. This is probably why these plants thrive in fens and bogs because they get to be exposed to an abundance of sunshine and water, even if they’re in low nutrient environments. Their main strategy is to attract and capture prey, something that we usually observe in animals.

Let’s check out some of nature’s very own pest control services.

Snap Traps: Venus Flytrap

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The speed with which the Venus Flytrap captures various insects and arachnids has baffled biologists since Charles Darwin’s time. There was a theory the movement of water within the plant is what allows it to move its jaws fast, but this was recently scrapped, and the search for a biologically and physically possible explanation continues.

Once an insect is drawn into one of the traps and touches more than one sensitive hair, the trap will snap. If the insect struggles to get out, more of the hair outgrowths get triggered, and trap will tighten its grip even more while releasing digestive enzymes.

Pitfall Trap: Nepenthes

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Found mostly in the subtropical regions of Asia, the Nepenthes is a genus of pitcher plants that has more than 110 species diverse in size, shape, and color. The Nepenthes has modified leaves that form a pitfall trap or deep cavity filled with liquid where prey is captured. To attract insects, it secretes a kind of sugary nectar on the rims of the pitcher cavity. Once an unwary insect follows this sweet aroma on the rim, they will almost immediately slip into the pitcher.

Within the cavity, waxy crystals make it hard for insects to climb back up. The pitcher will then secrete another fluid, this time digestive enzymes to dissolve the insect in order for them to extract and absorb the nutrients.

Flypaper Traps: Drosera

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Commonly known as Sundews, the genus Drosera is a plant with at least 194 species and can be found on every continent except for Antarctica. Like the Venus Flytrap, Sundews are also notorious for capturing their prey at jaw-dropping speeds. They make use of their mucilage-covered tentacles to curl around their prey. Mucilage is a thick, gooey, glue-like substance that “sticks” the insect to the tentacle, making it impossible for them to escape. If the prey tries to struggle, it will only prompt the Sundew to speed up the process.

The Sundew got its name from sticky drops at the end of each tentacle that closely resembles morning dew on plants. It is called a flypaper trap because of the  unique way it ensnares its prey. Sundews make use of another set of tentacles— longer and touch sensitive—to snap forward and throw the insect with great force into flypaper like traps where the sticky tentacles can move it for digestion.

These hungry plants are just some of the numerous carnivorous plants seen around the world. There are other varieties such as Lobster Pot or Bladder Traps. Now… isn’t Mother Nature cool?

 

Termite Facts: 6 Good Things About These Wood-Munching Bugs

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Would you believe that termites are considered to be one of the oldest insects on Earth? These wood eating pests have been around for over 130 million years! Isn’t that amazing? We bet early men had a harder time dealing with these termites without today’s termite control.

You have to remember that these pests aren’t all that bad (or evil) for that matter because they’re here on the planet for a reason in which they play a big role in the ecological system. Here are some interesting facts about termites that you would be amazed to find!

Ecologically Beneficial

While much have been said about termites being a pesky home invaders, Mother Nature needs these so-called pests to maintain the balance in our ecological system mainly because the termites are effective decomposers. They are the ones responsible for recycling the dead and decaying wood.

Fecal Matter= Food

It may be a bit weird for us but, yes, you read it right— poop becomes food for termites. In a practice called trophallaxis, a termite eats one another’s poop to a number of microorganisms for digesting all that wood since they are not born with bacteria in their digestive tract which supposedly aids in digestion. Now that’s recycling.

Related to a Cockroach-like Insect

Cockroaches and termites are closely related. They share an ancestor who crawled on the Earth during the Cretaceous period. In fact, Termites are called  the social cockroaches. The name seems to be suitable due to the fact that they build and nurture in a colony that follows a caste system. This means termites are divided in different social classes based on their roles for the colony namely, soldiers, workers and reproductive termites. Cockroaches, on the other hand, are well-known for their solitary behavior.

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Daddy Helps with Mommy Duties

It’s amusing and endearing how termite kings will stay with the queen even after the eggs are fertilized. Unlike male bees that die after mating, termite kings stay with the offspring since he will help feed the young. How ‘bout that, dad sharing parental duties with mom!

Effective Communication Skills

Studies have shown that termites release certain chemicals and pheromones to communicate with each other. These chemical signals are their way to guide each other. They simply leave a scent (coming from the glands of the termite’s chest) for the others to follow as a trail, just like breadcrumbs. Aside from that, the termite’s head banging on the wall is also a form of communication,given that the vibrations caused are also signals to tell each other messages.

Young Kings and Queens Have Wings

New king and queen termites, also known as alates, have the ability to fly since they will leave the colony to make their own. Once they settle into a new area, they break off their wings to settle down and create new offspring for their new colony.

We’re used to the idea of termites being an annoyance to almost every household but there’s so much more to these insects. They have a valuable role to play in our environment but as long as they stay away from our homes, then they can stay for as long as they’d like.

 

9 Tips To Keep Your House Termite Free

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How to keep your house termite-free

  1. Avoid buying wooden furniture as much as possible
  2. Keep wood away from moisture
  3. Get a regular termite check-up
  4. Store wooden items and cardboard boxes properly
  5. Correct and fix cracks
  6. Get your garden re-tread
  7. Use non-cellulose material as much as possible
  8. Use boric acid on furniture
  9. Clean your home on a regular basis

Pests are big inconveniences to a home. They pose health risks (spreading unwanted diseases), safety hazards (causing property damage), physical and emotional distress (the thought of these tiny critters is enough to send chills down your spine), and also bank account damage (you have to spend for repairs and control services).

One such pest commonly found in homes is the termite. Colonies of termites invade wooden structures, burrow through them in order to build a new nest, as well as use it for their food source. Unlike rodents, whose damages can be easily repaired, dealing with termites can be a difficult ordeal as they cause destruction from the inside out. Only when you suddenly see holes in wooden structures with creepy crawlies coming and going can you prove you have a termite infestation.

If you’ve tackled a termite problem before and it has left you tired, here are 9 termite control tips to keep your house termite free.

Avoid buying any wooden furniture

1. Avoid Buying Any Wooden Furniture as Much as Possible

Termites reside in or near anything wooden. Some species burrow inside them and create nests there and also use it as their food source. Lessen the number of wooden furniture you have. Get metal or plastic chairs, tables, and other furnishings as much as possible to prevent termite invasions.

If you already have wooden furniture, use a hammer to tap the surface. If it sounds hollow, it might have termites already. Also, another indicator of termites being present in your home is to listen for a sudden creaking sound in any wooden piece of furniture you have.

If you notice any of these signs, immediately call your pest control service for termite control. They might have spread to your other furniture already.

Keep wood away from moisture

2. Keep Wood Away from Moisture

If you can’t totally eliminate wood from your household, then make sure you keep it 6 inches from the ground, says Richard Gilbride of the 23rd Civil Engineering Squadron. “Termites are attracted to moisture in wood structures,” Gilbride adds. “If you keep them dry, you’ll lessen the risk of termite attacks in your home.”

While moisture is essential for anyone anywhere, this notion certainly does not apply to any wooden surface around. For this, just make sure that any wood around is kept at a reasonable distance away from water. The less moisture wood is exposed to, the less likely that termites will invade your home and wreak havoc on anything they can see.

Get a regular termite check up

 

3. Get a Regular Termite Check-up

Sources from Exopest, a pest control service provider, recommend regular inspection for termites, “At least once a year.” The group Brisbane Pest Controllers adds that inspection, “Prevents further property damage from happening or worsening.”

Also, when you get your home inspected on a regular basis, you get to learn other ways to get rid of other pests. That way, you won’t have to worry about those other tiny nightmares invading your home.

Store wooden items properly

 

4. Store Wooden Items and Cardboard Boxes Properly

Gilbride continues to say that wooden items improperly stored near wall cracks attract termites. The same goes for disposing cardboard boxes. He says that these “…are tasty havens for termites.” The engineer prescribes creating storage spaces for them in garage cabinets to keep them out of reach.

This is one of the easiest tasks that can be accomplished to ensure maximum home protection from termites. All you’ll have to do is utilize a proper storage space for items such as cardboard boxes and anything with a wooden build. This will also prevent you from suffering any discomfort brought on by these critters.

Correct cracks

5. Correct Cracks

Cracks or small openings anywhere in your home are pathways for termites to enter. When you see these, immediately seal them, don’t give pests an opportunity to build a nesting ground in your house.

For this, there’s nothing that sealant can’t fix. If the problem persists, it’s time to take the highest measure as possible. Grab your tools and get to work.

Get your garden retreated

6. Get Your Garden Re-treated

A newly landscaped home has lost its chemical protection. It is important to get it re-treated, says Gilbride, or else your home will be left vulnerable to infestation.

While your garden can serve as your personal masterpiece of the outdoors, it can also serve as the dwelling place of termites and other pests alike. By getting your garden re-treated, you’ll not only be protecting your garden from pests like termites, but you’ll also be protecting your home from them and saving yourself the burden of having to spend extra amounts of cash to get rid of them.

Use non cellulose material

 

7. Use Non-Cellulose Material as Much as Possible

Professional pest exterminators give this advice, as cellulose is part of a termite’s diet. The less cellulose items in your home, the fewer chances you’ll have a termite infection.

8. Use Boric Acid on Furniture

When dealing with termites that are already in your home, there are a variety of pesticides you can use for your extermination project. One concoction that is certain to kill these pests is none other than Boric Acid.

Spraying this substance over anything with a wooden surface can certainly get rid of these tiny creatures in due time. Just be sure to know where exactly you’re spraying on and how much of the substance you plan on using.

9. Clean Your Home on a Regular Basis

This tip is one of the easiest ones to accomplish. As with other pests, they are usually attracted towards an area with a certain amount dirt around. The more dirt around an area in your home, the more your home is prone to infestations of termites and other pests.

By cleaning your home regularly, you’ll be able to keep these critters at bay for as long as you can. After all, cleanliness will always remain a key virtue in keeping your home as safe and secure as possible.

Key Takeaway

Termites, no matter how hard they may be noticed, will always fall prey to any tactic you choose in getting rid of them. As long as you put any of these tips into action, you’ll never have to worry about any pest around.