Home Remedies to Keep Termites Away
Termites are silent destroyers. They can slowly eat the foundation of your house and pulverize walls and furniture before you get any visible signs of their existence. They say, “Prevention is better than cure”. With that in mind, diligent methods to manage against these stubborn pests will help. The following are the best ways to treat and keep termites at bay.
- Orange oil
Oil extracted from orange peels has high levels of citric acid and acts as an effective insecticide. Rub the oil around the infested areas and they will die immediately when they get in contact. Any survivor will die later since they will starve to death since the oil will kill their appetite. You are recommended to reapply the oil after three days to avoid re-infestation.
- Set a simple trap (use a cardboard trap)
Termites love consumption of cellulose found in cardboard, paper and wood. Set up a simple trap using wet pieces of cardboard and place it near termite infested area. Make sure the cardboard is saturated with oil that will keep the termites stacked.
- Use fossil fuels such as paraffin or diesel oil
The use of fossil fuels to treat and prevent termite infestation is one of the most effective ways. Spray diesel oil directly on the damaged wood and repeat after few days until termites are completely eliminated.
We have a wide range of termite control measures and treatments available. Feel free to contact our reliable customer care representative to discuss more about termite extermination, how each treatment works and to determine the best package you should choose.