What Are Termites?
Termites are colony pests that come in different types. They feed on cellulose, which means every building has the opportunity to play host to this wood eater . Termites can appear in any plant or wood materials without any indication they are there. We only come to know about them when they have manipulated themselves. The termite is naturally born to tear away tough cellulose materials. They can eatup any wood as easily as they can eat a piece of paper or book.
Drywood termites tend to be the most common as they live and consume wood within the home. Termites are a constant, ongoing threat in every season. That’s why it is very important to have a pest control plan that is ready to implement at any time. It does not take long for a colony of termites of any type to be able to cause an extensive amount of damage in any home.
The most common sign of a termite infestation is when there are winged varieties that are trying to escape the home. Homeowners will find them around their windows and doors especially, but they may be anywhere outside of the colony. It is also fairly common to see a cabinet infestation of termites have winged pests hovering around the colony site. This discovery usually happens during the first days of Spring.
Use a wet cardboard trap. If you have some corrugated boxes in your garage or storage closet, then you’ve got the perfect termite trap. Wet that cardboard down and set it near where you suspect a termite colony. Once you see the pests feeding off of the cellulose in the box, you can remove it and burn it.
Let the sun work its magic. Sunlight will typically kill termites. If you expose a colony to bright sunlight during the day, it will typically die. Place infested furniture in the sunlight outside to promote termite death. If the sunlight isn’t an option, UV lights that replicate sunlight may also work. You may need to clear away brush, roots, and landscaping items to expose the colony to light.
We on this earth are surrounded by billions of types of insects, animals, birds and creatures. Some are helpful to human beings while most are not. Some of them maintain the ecological cycle of the planet earth, help improve the quality of soil, remove the biological waste of plants and other animals/insects, some help re-grow jungles. But then some insects are destructive in nature for human beings. Sometimes they destroy crops, damage the furniture in house /warehouses and also cause unwanted, harm to humans. The most common and the most dangerous among the destructive insects are termites and rodents.