Termites are one of the most common pests in North America. They can damage your home, and they cause a stinky mess. But how do you get rid of termites? You have to eliminate them at their source by treating the soil around your house. This blog post will teach you how to eliminate subterranean and drywood termites from your property!
- Boric Acid: Boric acid is the most effective method for killing termites. The substance dehydrates and kills these insects by shutting down their nervous system, which can be found in many of today’s store bought insecticides. Simply spray cracks and crevices with boric acid to effectively kill any pesky bugs that may invade your home this summer!
- Diatomaceous earth: The beauty of Diatomaceous earth is that it’s made up of fossilized aquatic organisms with exoskeletons are made up silica. When termites crawl over the powder, they will not be able to survive as their skin becomes brittle and inflexible due to a thin film on top being penetrated by acid from inside diatom shells.
- Cardboard trap: The best way to get rid of termites is by doing something really gross, and it’s actually not going as far as you might think. This DIY bait will make them come running for the cardboard so they can meet their own demise! Once you’ve identified where your infestation came from, wet two pieces of old cardboard and stack them on top of each other next to a wall that’s been weakened or has wooden beams near ground level. The cellulose in this type material attracts most bugs including these pesky ones; when they crawl onto the board because there are no ants around due to its lack of moisture content, some fall into tiny cracks between boards which blocks off their return path back out again – while others become trapped under.