If not gotten rid of at an early stage, termites can cause a lot of damage to woodwork as well as the furnishings in your home. Research has shown that in some countries a loss of up to 10% the cost of buildings may be caused by termite destruction. For this reason as a homeowner you need to prevent termites from invading your property and in case they have already invaded your home, you will need to get rid of them in the most effective method.
So how can you identify presence of termites in your home or property? In case you suspect there is presence of termites in your home, there are a number of methods you can use to detect them.
- Use of well-trained sniffer dogs to locate the existence of termites.
- Using a special gas detector to detect the gas expelled by termites of a specific composition.
- Using special instruments to listen for the distinct sound of termites that are feeding on your home.
The best methods such as the ones above however require specialized equipment’s and for this reason you will need the assistance of pest control experts. At A1 Pest Control we use the methods that will be most effective in your home. There are a number of natural measures that can be used to cut the existence of termites in your home. These are also affordable measures and they can be performed by anyone since they require minimal or no expertise. Some of these treatments are:
Getting rid of all the stumps, roots and other debris that may attract termites from your home. This is especially very effective when getting rid of subterranean termites. Getting rid of these materials will interfere with the normal functions of the termites since they will have nothing to feed on. The materials that have been removed should also be destroyed so as to completely get rid of the termites that may still be there.
Another thing you may consider doing is deep digging. This can make it possible to destroy the termite colonies that may be in the underground. You will also need to destroy any wooden mulch that may be in your compound. This is because mulch is normally infested with termites within a very short time especially in termite prone areas. Therefore the only way of getting rid of such termites is to destroy them. It is also recommended that you avoid using any other type of wooden mulch if you cannot obtain cedar mulch. If you have identified a region in your compound infested with termites you can also flood that region so as to get rid of them. This can be one of the most effective methods of killing the termites because the flooding will drown them.
Other ways of getting rid of termites includes use of bio-blast. This methods involves using a fungus to infects and kill those with fungal spores. It is however very important to note that use of chemicals to get rid of termites should be undertaken with extra care. This is why it is best to contact a pest control expert. At A1 Pest Control we have a team of experts who are always ready to help our clients. Call us today and we will come to your rescue.