Termites are undoubtedly one of the most destructive pests that infest Sydney homes commonly, particularly the wooden furniture and structures. If ignored, they can cause some serious damage that would cost you thousands of dollars to fix. Termites usually dwell on wood, paper along with other plant-based products.
It is a known fact that termite pest control treatment is among the most complicated pest management processes because of the resilience of these pests. As opposed to other pests, termites dwell in colonies and live underground. This is the reason why most of the do-it-yourself home termite treatments fail to work. As a matter of fact, only a professional termite pest control service provider can help you get rid of the termite problem. However, this does not imply that you can do nothing to manage this problem. Some natural ways can be adopted to control the issue of termite infestation up to a certain extent.
All-natural Ways to Eliminate Termites:
Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous Earth is one of the most common pest control home treatments adopted by people to curb the problem of termite infestation. It is an abrasive powdery substance that works by cutting the outer shell of termites, thus causing them to dehydrate and finally die. To use, dust a thin layer of this powder on the affected areas every day. You can also sprinkle it around your home’s foundation to prevent infestation.
Borax Treatment: Termites can also be controlled by using a borax solution as it is toxic to them. As soon as the termites ingest the boric acid particles, it attacks their digestive system and dries their exoskeleton, ultimately leading to death. To make this treatment more effective, it is recommended to add sugar to it as the sweet scent attracts termites.
Sunlight: Try the sun! It does work magic. Sunlight is one of the most natural ways to control the termite pest problem since they are susceptible to sunlight. Termites tend to die when exposed to the sunlight. You can begin by clearing up all the vegetation around your homes where you feel that termites are dwelling. By doing so, you’ll expose them to direct sunlight. Even digging up the affected areas can expose termites to the sun. If you notice that your furniture items are affected by these pests, you can leave those items outside under sunlight.
Wet Cardboard: The wet cardboard technique is also a natural way of curbing the termite pest problem. Cardboard consists of cellulose that acts as fodder for the termites, thus attracting them towards it. The woody smell of the cardboard is what draws in termites. All you have to do is spray a small amount of water on the cardboard to create a strong woody smell. Place that wet cardboard near the area where you suspect the colony of termites. The scent from the cardboard will attract these pests, and you’ll notice them feeding on it. Get rid of that cardboard by burning it.
White Vinegar: White vinegar is a commonly found item in Sydney homes, and it is also useful in treating the termite infestation. You can only use vinegar to kill termites; however, for maximum results, add about four tablespoons of lemon juice to half-a-cup of white vinegar and use that solution as a spray to kill termites. The solution can be sprayed on the affected areas about two to three times a day.
Professional Termite Treatment: While the techniques mentioned above can be of help in some cases where the infestation is limited to a small area, they simply cannot match the professional termite pest control treatments available in the market. In most cases, it is found that the problem of termites is severe and cannot be treated by DIY methods. Furthermore, there are chances that home remedies may cause more damage to your home in case they fail to work, and termites continue to do more harm in that period of time. For a long-term solution, always opt for professional termite pest control services in Sydney.
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