They say guilt will damage you the way termites eat away the wood, no damage is visible until it’s grave.
Wow, that was deep. But the point of all that depth is oozing with truth. The damage done by termites can be pretty significant before you even know it.
Even though they are less common than a host of other springtime insects, they can cause far more damage than most other pests, and left untreated can even cause such destruction that has the potential to threaten the structural integrity of your home.
Termites are all about that wood.Wood floors, wood cabinets, wood chairs, wooden legs, you name it. If it is made of wood, termites can call it a meal. In addition to all the super appetizing wood you’ve got in your house, termites are also drawn inside by moisture – they need something to wash down all that wood! Wood that comes in contact with the foundation of your home and cracks in the exterior of homes or buildings can also act as a superhighway to bring termites inside.
In addition, the location of your home or structure may also have an impact on termite infestations. They tend to thrive in warmer climates, so if you live in a warm area that is in any state, except Alaska, you are not safe from termite infestations.
Termites usually measure between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch long. They have soft bodies, antennae, and range in color from white to light brown. Queens can range in color from pale yellow to black. Once they make their way into your home, the most likely places you’ll find them are in attics, crawl spaces, garages, and any other obvious woody places.
Once you have determined that you’ve got a termite infestation on your hands, you’ve got some options on how to get rid of termites.
The first option is to call in all their natural predators and host a feast. Bats, swallows, owls, mongooses, aardvarks (yes, aardvarks!), and anteaters are some of the first guests you should invite to the party.
How To Get Rid of Termites
When these party guests aren’t readily available, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. If you can pinpoint the problem area and are able to dig a small trench around it, well, get on it! Once that trench is dug, fill it with a foam-based non-repellant termiticide, like the one found HERE. Termites will then try to move through the foam to get to their next wood meal, but instead of crossing through it, they will cross over that rainbow bridge.
Another way of getting rid of termites is to treat the soil around your house with a termite insecticide, like the ones found HERE.
There are also kill-on-contact products that are very effective. Not only will these products work on termites, they will also take care of a number of other pests that come into contact with it. And, these products have a residual that can keep on killing for several months. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Check out those products HERE.
HowToPest.com has exactly what you need to deal with your termite issues, well, except for the aardvarks. We are fresh out of aardvarks.