After moving, you might see the first signs of a termite infestation in a pile of wood in your space or any firewood inside a building. In that case, you can use any natural remedies to get rid of them and avoid a larger infestation.
If you have done the moving work with moving companies, here are a few natural termite management options to consider:
#1 Nematodes (parasitic worms)
Nematodes are a kind of parasitic worm that feeds on termites. These tiny worms may be purchased online or in specialized shops. The termites would then go to work for their lunch if you release them into a place that you assume (or suspect) the termites have settled in. The nematodes will begin to multiply and hunt for termites until they are all dead. If you add plenty of them to the colony, they are very effective at eliminating termites.
Vinegar is a fantastic substance to have in the house. It can be used to scrub anything from your kitchen counter to your tub, as well as to destroy termites.
Combine a half cup of it with the juice of two lemons to make a termite killer. Fill a spray bottle with the combination and spray it around the place you think termites are present.
The termites can be killed as soon as they come into contact with the acidic material. Make sure you spray daily to trap those termites that escaped the previous procedure.
Sodium borate, also known as borax oxide, will both destroy termites and clean your clothes. You may either spread the substance around the infected region or mix it with water and squirt it into an infested place. You’ll need to reapply the formula, much as the vinegar, to guarantee that it reaches everyone in the colony.
#4 Orange Oil
The main component of orange oil is d-limonene, which is toxic to termites. The oil is made from orange peels and can be used in home repair and garden shops, and the internet.
Termites’ exoskeletons melt in orange liquid, causing them to lose moisture and proteins and eventually die. Spray the oil directly on termites or places where termites are suspected.
You may even use the oil to keep termites away from your home. As a result, whether you have termites or not, spraying them daily is a safe way to maintain your home clear of them.
#5 Wet Cardboard
Termites are fond of two things: Water and cellulose are the two main components of cellulose. You’ll be throwing out an all-you-can-eat menu for termites if you spray a slice of cardboard with water. Moving companies usually have unused cardboard you can ask for free.
Why would you like to do anything like that? If you suspect that termites have already entered your home, laying down this cardboard bait will entice them to leave and to a specific location.
When you notice the termites have taken up residence at the buffet, you should remove the piece of cardboard and destroy it, thereby destroying all of the termites. To get rid of termites, repeat the process as required.
Bonus – Light from the sun
Termites despise the heat. In reality, if they are subjected to so much sunshine and humidity, they will die.
If you think a piece of furniture is infested with termites, take it out into the yard and let it roast in the Arizona sun for a while. Over the season, it shouldn’t take long for any of those pesky rodents to leave your furniture.
You can’t exactly pull the beams out onto the yard if the home’s foundation is infested with termites. However, you can achieve the same results by shining UV lamps on the desired surface.