There are many ways to deal with termites. The quickest involves calling the best termite control in your area, among other things. You can also use unconventional means like infesting the termite colony with ants and watch them slug it out (although replacing one pest with another might not be such a good idea) or get exotic animals to do the job for you (which is actually illegal and a horrible thing to do). In any case, it’s very important to protect anything wooden in your home from these vermin.
Aside from areas in your house that have wooden parts, you should also watch out for your wooden furniture and other pieces. Some of these are probably antique and might be hard to replace, if not totally impossible. Additionally, some really neat stuff may catch your eye when going shopping; better make sure your house has no termites if you buy anything that comes from trees. Here are some awesome wooden furniture that you’d definitely want to protect from pest attacks:
Wooden Goddess Lakshmi 18-Inch Statue
This wooden sculpture is hand carved from high-quality mango tree wood that’s imported from Tamil Nadu, India. It is 18 inches high, with a base width of 10 inches, a base depth of 4 inches, and a net weight of 7 pounds. As you can see, the goddess holds a pair of lotus flowers, one in each hand, to symbolize fertility, prosperity, and beauty. By the way, Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth; having a statue of her in your home is believed to invite prosperity and abundance to your house and family. Wooden sculptures of other Hindu deity are also available.
Louisa Corbels Dining Table
86 inches wide and 31 inches high, this traditional-style wooden dining table is made from eco-friendly materials such as repurposed and recycled wood. It is constructed at a family-owned factory in Peru, using techniques passed on from generation to generation. The effort it took to make it gives it an elegant finish and coloring. These facts coupled with a tag price of USD 3,650 makes this dining table one furniture you can’t afford to leave to the mercy of the termites.
Rustic Wood Bed Bunks
This unique set of beds is made from medium and large tree branches, cut accordingly, put together to create the bed frame, and painted with varnish to give it luster while maintaining its wooden elegance. Sleeping on it is extremely comfortable, and it makes you feel like you’re in a remote and cozy wooden cabin in the mountains. It’s the very furniture you want to protect from termites; heck, you and your bunkmate probably don’t want to share your bedroom with anyone else if this is your bed!
Philippine Narra Sofa Set
Narra is the national tree of the Philippines. A purple and fragrant timber wood, it is ideal for making furniture and its durability is such that it can be passed on by its current owners to their heirs. Narra wood furniture is prevalent in the Philippines and nearby countries, and it is coveted by many others. This living room showcase comes with a pair of side arm chairs as well as a small but wide coffee table. It’s hand-crafted to perfection, and painted with varnish for extra protection and elegance. It has natural resistance to termites, but you should still protect it from pests.
Wooden Cabinet with Oak-Blocks Front
Good for keeping skeletons of your life (Just kidding!). Seriously, though, this cabinet is made from high-quality wood, and its doors are decorated with square and rectangle rustic oak planks to give it its unique look. It can easy give the room where it’s placed a unique statement.
If you own these and other cool wooden furniture, better keep them away from termites – fast! Make sure that the best termite control in town is at hand in any case.