Termites are very destructive insects as much as they are part of the ecosystem. The first thing to consider is the signs that there is a possible termite infestation. Two types of termites are the wood termites and the subterranean termites. The signs of infestation will depend on the kind of termites. Subterranean termites are the kind that is found underground their colonies are also built on the ground in soil. To identify the subterranean termite infestation, you will be able to see mud tubes formed externally on walls.
The affected areas will also have termite wings or a swarm of termites. Wood Termites on the other hand attack pieces of wood furniture. You will see sawdust on the floor at the same time you will see cracked paint in some locations. There are many ways to make sure that you get rid of flying termites fast. Some of the methods entail you doing it yourself.
Natural methods of termite infestation include?
Using a cardboard trap
The cardboard trap is not only a natural process it is also known to be a toxic free way of eliminating termites. Cardboard traps have a cellulose that attracts female termites. With the use of cellulose, the cardboard gives off a woody odor. The termites are drawn to the aroma.
With water sprayed on the cardboard, the scent becomes more and more powerful. Put the cardboard near the area where the termites are. The termites will gather on top of the cardboard. Eventually, you will dispose of the cardboard itself; burning is the surest way of disposing of the cardboard.
Exposing the area to sunlight
Termites are very susceptible to light. Termites are always killed by sunlight not to mention the heat that comes with the sunshine. It is essential to velar any vegetation in an area where the subterranean termites have built a colony. Alternatively, in the area where the termites have infested it is wise to dig open so that the area can be exposed to sunlight. If it is furniture that has been infested with termite, it is important to take the furniture out of the house so that sunlight can kill termite from the furniture.
Termites multiply and thrive in areas that are well moist. Hus always ensure that the surfaces of the house and the furniture are always kept and left dry. Also, the structure should be inspected to ensure that there are no water pools and water leakages are not part of the building foundation.