Termites are quite possibly one of the most adaptive species to have ever roamed the earth, as they have existed for more than 250 million years! While you may not think termites are very relevant in people’s lives, their count is typically 1,000 pounds of termites per human and they create a monstrosity of damage when they exist on your property. Where there is one, there are many more nearby (…way too many more, if you ask us)! These tiny creatures are as hard-working as ants, and take very little time to rest throughout the duration of their lifespan. With all of this being said, their high count and strong persistence make them seemingly difficult to rid of if you discover them on your property. This may be true, but the sooner you spot the infestation, the easier they are to dispose of- and it can be done yourself. Discovering a termite infestation can come as a challenge for many, but finding the source and determining yourself the severity may be the biggest test. This step could take some time, but once you’re successful, you’ll be on your way to a termite-free environment.
This particular oil has been tested and proven for killing termites, specifically because they like to feed on wood. Orange oil is affordable and all natural, so any hazardous components shouldn’t be a concern for you or the residents in your home. Orange oil is extracted from orange peels, which are known to be made of limonene – a component of orange that is extremely deadly for insects such as termites. Once these creatures come into direct contact with orange oil, their exoskeletons immediately begin to dissolve and fracture, which causes them to lose moisture and bodily nutrients they need to live. You can also use this oil as a deterrent to avoid any further build up of termites in your home, as this oil disrupts termites’ ability to communicate with one another. If you can, we advise you to apply this solution to the termite infested areas as much as possible and as close their nests as you can get.
While vinegar can be used in eliminating many different pests in homes, you can use this product specifically in getting rid of termites. Vinegar contains a high level of acid and gives off a very strong, tangy smell that small insects such as termites tend to stray away from. The more reason we should be using this against them! All you have to do is mix together vinegar with an equal amount of water (if you want, you can also squeeze in some lemons or orange juice to the mixture) and then simply use the solution as a spray in the termite infested areas on your property. You can apply this directly to the termites, especially aiming toward their nests for an even greater chance in killing them.
When the going gets tough, call in the experts.
Let’s face it, eliminating any type of pest can be hard…especially in cases where you do not have access to obtain the proper tools and equipment, as well as the knowledge of determining your infestation’s size, severity, etc.. That’s why we suggest that if you’ve tried tackling this issue yourself and don’t seem to be totally eradicating your termites, call a professional. Even if you think you’re being successful in reducing their nest size, you still probably want the opinion of an expert. Go-Forth Pest Control has been in the pest extermination industry since the year of 1959. The company aims to provide the best and most affordable pest services to customers like yourself, through innovative services and aiding plans. We commit to bringing light to pest infestation situations by simply providing you the a solution – and a successful one at that. We take initiative into bringing the needs of our customers first before anything else, which means we want to hear from you! Call our nearest branch to your location and have us fix your problem for you today.