Termites are found in homes and structures around the world. Termites may have caused great damage to the structure of your home, without even knowing it. Knowing some home remedies to eliminate termites can avoid catastrophic consequences.
Home Remedies to Eliminate Termites
Sodium borate (borax) is a less refined form of boric acid. This type of treatment has been popular since the 1990s and is effective as it attacks the protozoa of bacteria in the stomach of termites. Protozoa are responsible for processing food, providing energy to termites. When termites ingest sodium borate are unable to digest food, they literally starve to death, killing the entire colony in the process.
Sodium borate is sold under many different names. Make a mixture of one pound of sodium borate with one gallon of water and then spray or brush all the accessible wooden surfaces of the house with a brush. It is important to saturate the wood as much as possible to achieve greater protection against termite damage.
Combination of grape jelly and boric acid
One of the most common home remedies is the combination of boric acid, grape jelly, and usually another product, such as canned food for cats or dogs. Mix four tablespoons of grape jelly, three tablespoons of canned food for cats or dogs, and one tablespoon of boric acid. Simply place a teaspoon in the areas where nests or termites enter your home.
Essential oils can also be used to clean termite home. Vetiver oil and clove bud oil are particularly effective. Vetiver oil is only good if you still do not have termites or want to prevent new infestations. Clove bud oil removes termites. Simply put the oil in a bowl or spray where you think there are termites.
You can kill termites on contact with aloe, although this resource should be paired with others to make sure to annihilate the entire colony. Simply crush an entire small plant and soak in enough water to cover the plant. After several hours, add one part aloe for five parts of water in a spray and spray over the termites.
Prevent new infestations
Termites adore houses because they are a rich source of wood. After you have removed the colony, you must work to prevent further infestations. Trim your house bushes, Do not let branches hang from the ceiling, repair cracks in the foundation of your home, keep the mezzanine dry and keep firewood out of the house.