Three Natural Ways to Get Rid of Termites
If there are any pests you don’t want to see in your home or yard, termites are at the top of the list.
This destructive pest can cause thousands of dollars in damage and create an unsafe environment. While we recommend choosing to work with a professional for this pest, there are some natural ways to get rid of termites.
Natural Ways to Get Rid of Termites
Nematodes are a type of parasitic worm that feed on various garden pests, including termites. When these worms are released into an infested area, they actively seek out and feast on the harmful insects. As they consume their prey, nematodes reproduce, amplifying their numbers and further contributing to pest control.
However, if your termite infestation is particularly extensive, nematodes alone may not be able to mitigate the issue, as they have limits to how many pests they can consume. Nonetheless, they are a natural and ecological solution with proven efficacy when used properly.
2. Sodium Borate
Borax powder, a naturally occurring mineral, also known as sodium borate, can be used to eliminate termites that may have infested in your house.
Borax works by destroying the digestive and nervous systems of termites. It can be applied by sprinkling the powder around the affected area or by mixing it with water to create a spray that can be applied around the perimeter of your property. Reapplication of the solution periodically can help to ensure that infestations are kept under control.
3. Vinegar and Lemon Juice
If you spot a termite, you can create an inexpensive, yet effective, solution right at home!
- Lemon Juice
Combine lemon juice and vinegar to create an acidic spray, which you can use to kill them on contact. This will solve the immediate problem, but it’s important to remember that killing a single termite won’t necessarily get to the root of the issue- the colony!
If you’re concerned about a termite infestation, contacting a pest control professional is the best way to ensure that the problem is handled as safely and effectively as possible.
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Termites are not insects you want to mess around with because damage can be costly and cause serious harm to your home. The safest and most effective way to deal with a termite infestation is to work with a professional, like Green Pest Solutions. Simply call us today at 877-636-9469 for an inspection or treatment.
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Guide to Termites
Protect your home from the devastation that termites can cause by knowing how to identify them, warning signs of their presence, and steps to prevent an infestation.