A little-known fact is that when their colony is disturbed, termites knock their heads against walls and shake their bodies, generating clicking sounds. Subterranean termites and dry wood termites are the two types of termites that can damage wooden furniture. Subterranean termites are capable of living in both soil and wood. These animals require damp environments in which to establish their colonies. Subterranean termites, in general, thrive beneath homes, trying to destroy wooden foundations. Drywood termites, unlike their subterranean cousins, do not require moist conditions to thrive. They infest and reside inside dry wood, such as walls, siding, and eaves.
Here are a few Home Remedies for Termites in Walls:
Use Parasitic Nematodes
Termites are killed by nematodes. Parasitic nematodes are microscopic worms that burrow into termite larvae and destroy them in two days. This can be purchased at your local nursery or online.
Make Your Vinegar Solution
Vinegar can be used to kill termites in a variety of ways. You can use vinegar in its pure state, dissolved in water at a 1:1 ratio, blended with lemon juice at a 1:2 ratio, and then vinegar mixed with olive oil at a 1:4 ratio. The most effective termite-killing solution is vinegar diluted in water or vinegar mixed with lemon juice. Other alternatives are available based on your choices. Once the solution has been made, spray it in all the corners of the house where termites may be hiding. As much as possible, spray the solution into the holes where termites hide.
The main component of orange oil is d-limonene, which is toxic to termites. The oil is made from orange peels and may be purchased in home maintenance or garden stores, as well as the internet. Orange oil dissolves termite exoskeletons, causing them to lose moisture and proteins and eventually die. Spray the oil directly on termites or in places where termites are suspected.
Borate, sometimes known as borax powder, can kill termites while also washing your laundry. You could either dust the powder about the infected area or mix it with water and spray it onto an area you suspect is infested. You will need to reapply the solution, as you did with the vinegar, to ensure that you are reaching all of the colonies.
Many pets are repulsed by the scent of neem oil, and they will not be hurt by it. In terms of application, this is similar to orange oil, and in some ways, it is even more powerful. You’ll need neem oil, which is available at many places and online, and it’s best applied with a cotton ball.
Wet cardboard is an old solution, but it works well. Termites adore cellulose, which is contained in cardboard. This method is more of a lure than a killer is, but it will aid in your fight against termites. Place the damp cardboard near a contaminated area. When you notice a high concentration of termites, use a pesticide to eliminate them.
It’s a simple solution, but it works well.