Among all kinds of insects, rodents, pests, and all kinds of other creatures that bother and make homeowners feel uncomfortable, nothing is more dangerous than termites. Only termites can destroy and destroy the foundation and character of a house in just a few years. The first damage done by termites may not be seen during the first five years after termites invade. By then, you may be too late. Home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make and it is something of the greatest worth to you. Therefore, you must take the proper steps to protect your home from termites, and to get rid of termites from your home immediately if your property has been invaded by termites.
Method 1: Tracking the Presence of Termites
Look for signs of termites. There may be no direct evidence for termites, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore it. Signs of termite infestation to look out for are loose wooden floors, holes in wooden objects and hollow foundations. Or maybe you actually saw termites with your own eyes.
• Bring a screwdriver and flashlight and go to the basement, and inspect the foundation beams and passageways by tapping on the wood to check for any cavities in them. Then press the wood with a screwdriver to test its strength. If the wood looks brittle and breaks easily, your house may be attacked by termites.
• Also be sure to watch for termite droppings when you perform this examination. Termites drop droppings in the form of grains that are wood-colored or dark brown. If you find this droppings near weathered wood, this indicates the presence of termites.
• Termite nests can also be found on your property; Subterranean termites build a system of tunnels and tubes out of soil or mud, while wood termites build their nests in wood.
Determine the type of termites that invade your home. There are two types of termites that are common in homes: subterranean termites and wood termites. Subterranean termites can be found both in the soil around your house and in the wood in your house, while wood termites only nest in wood (not soil). Subterranean termites usually live in warm areas and along the coast, while wood termites can live in any area.
• Apart from foundations, subterranean termites can also be found in wood and compost piles around your house.
• Subterranean termites usually do more damage to your home than wood termites, and may require a different method of getting rid of.
Method 2: Get Rid of Termites On Your Own Prepare a cardboard termite trap.
Take a few pieces of cardboard, wet it, and stack the boxes where termites are used to. This is a very good trap because termites will eat the cellulose (cardboard). Once the cardboard is infested by termites, take it to a safe area and burn the cardboard. Repeat this action several times, if necessary. Note: these cardboard traps will not completely solve the termite problem. This is just a quick way to get rid of hundreds of termites at one time. Combine this method with other methods for better results. Dry your wood in the sun. If the object that is attacked by termites is not part of your home but rather a piece of furniture or an object that can be removed from the house, let it dry in the sun. Termites live in the dark, and will die when exposed to heat and sunlight. On sunny days, take your furniture outside for as long as possible, preferably 2 to 3 days. This method works best in conjunction with the cardboard trap method for catching / killing termites. Method 3: Asking Professionals for Help Use boric acid. One of the most effective ways to get rid of termites is to use boric acid. And it’s the main ingredient used in over-the-counter termite killers. Boric acid kills the nervous system of termites and dehydrates them.
• The best way to kill termites using boric acid is to feed this material to termites.
• Spray or coat the wood (or other cellulosic material) evenly with boric acid.
• Place boric acid bait in a garden near your home or in an open area where termites are attacked.
• Check the bait regularly and re-grease it with boric acid if necessary.
You will find a lot of termite carcasses around the bait. Buy and use an anti-wing product. This product can be purchased at a farm shop or construction shop. Using this anti-fly product is the first step you should take to get rid of this dangerous pest. You can use a bait product or a liquid termite killer product. Place bait near termite infested areas and spray termite-killing products in the same area. Contact an expert. If you think the termite infestation has gone too far, or the house is so significant that you are worried about damaging it yourself, contact a professional pest control. When contacting the service, make sure that you:
• Call three different services for comparisons.
• See historical records of these services from the Agriculture or Livestock Service before deciding to hire them.
• Obtain written approval from your rental service that states that they are capable of completely eliminating termites for two years. With this agreement, the service must come back to your home periodically, check for new termites, and get rid of them. And all without requiring additional costs from you.
Method 3: Preventing Future Termite Infestations
Keep your house or apartment dry. Termites are naturally attracted to wet and humid environments because termites need water to survive. So, make sure you always increase your vigilance to keep your belongings dry so that termites don’t come back to your house.
• Make sure you have fixed and drained leaks and stagnant water, whether inside or outside the house. If possible, drain or vacuum the unwanted water.
• Dirty and wet gutters are also ideal habitats for termites, so clean your gutters of dirt too for further prevention.
Use pest control
You can get rid of termites permanently by adding 0.1% permethrin (about 1 tablespoon to 3.78 liters of solution)  to paint, wood varnish, or wallpaper glue while building or painting your home. You can even add permethrin to cement for floors or the glue you use to attach wood floors. Because permethrin is a safe pesticide for humans, you don’t need to be afraid of poisoning.
Seal any gaps in your home. By caulking and sealing windows, doorways and crevices around your home, you have taken the first important step in preventing termites from invading and living in your home. The gaps around the electrical cables and pipes in your home are an ideal way for termites to enter your home.
Covering doors, windows and terraces with wire mesh is a must if you are worried about termite infestation.
Get rid of termites on a scheduled basis
One of the most effective ways to keep your home safe from damage from termite infestations is to provide a protective barrier around the outside of your home. Fortunately, it doesn’t cost a fortune if you do it yourself with products commonly used by professionals such as Taurus SC or Termidor SC. Both of these products contain equal percentages of the termiticide / insecticide Fipronil and are used in liquid form around the exterior of your home. Fipronil has a very low toxic content and is very effective against ants and termites.