If your house is infested by termites, then it is not a good sign for your pocket. You will have to spend a hefty amount on remodeling because termites are notorious for inflicting structural damage to the house. One way to get rid of termites is to exterminate them and there are several ways to do it.
How to Kill Termites by Setting up a Cardboard Trap
Setting up a cardboard trap is simple. You can do it on your own. Get some flat strips of cardboard, soak them in water, and pile them on one another. Place this trap in areas where there are termites.
Since cardboards are entirely made of cellulose, termites will be attracted towards them. Keep the trap for a while and once it gets completely infested by termites, carefully remove it, and burn the trap to kill all the termites that have latched on to it.
This method is, however, not very effective if your house is severely infested by termites. It will be more appropriate to look for professional pest control services to help you stop a severe termite infestation.
How to Kill Termites with Bait Stations
Bait stations, which are usually used to capture and kill rodents, can also be used to get rid of termites. Termite barriers have insect growth regulators, toxins and metabolic inhibitors in them, which have different deadly effects on termites. For instance, insect growth regulators destroy a termite’s ability to moult, which is an important step in termite maturation. If insects can’t moult for long, it results in their death. Toxins such as hydramethylnon, fipronil and sulfluramid badly affect termites’ nervous system, which results in their eventual death. Hire professional help you set up those bait stations around your home.
How to Kill Termites through Nematodes
Nematodes belong to a worm species that are considered organic parasites for many types of pests including termites. Nematodes search for hosts and drill a hole into them. They attack termite larvae, which results in their death within two days. They use the remains of dead larvae to lay eggs. Nematodes are a good option to kill subterranean termites. They can be bought from any garden supply store. Use them in the absence of UV light (early mornings and after sunset) to get optimal results.
How to Kill Termites with Direct Wood Termite Treatment
Different solutions, dusts and aerosols are also used directly on infested wood to kill termites. Usually, these methods are used by termite control professionals to effectively make your house free of termites.
You can hire professional exterminators to treat wooden structures ideally during the construction phase of your house. This would kill any existing termites and prevent termite infestations in the future.
(READ: Termite Inspection for Australian Homes)
How to Kill Termites with Soil Treatment
Soil treatment around the house makes a barrier between your house and its surroundings. It also helps exterminate all the subterranean termites that have their nests and colonies in the soil. It is better to get this done with the help of professionals since handling chemicals on your own is not dangerous.
Experts will dig a trench around the foundation of the house and then treat it with their strong termiticide products. This is an effective termite control for two important reasons:
- It will prevent your house from termite infestations by creating a barrier
- It will kill all the termites present in the soil
Hiring a professional pest control service to kill termites in order to avoid all the consequential losses will be a great decision from your side. Call us at (02) 8007 4666.