While we feel that it is best to let the professionals handle your termite removal, here are some ways to get rid of termites on your own. If you don’t have success with these methods, don’t hesitate to contact Bay Area Termite, San Jose’s #1 termite removal company, for your free termite inspection today!
There are two routes you can go when attempting to get rid of a termite infestation, either naturally or using chemicals. Here are some of the natural ways:
The first step you need to take is to go to your local garden store and buy some beneficial nematodes. Nematodes are unsegmented worms that are commonly used to kill garden pests and termites. Make sure use them immediately after purchase. Also, make sure to release them in your garden at night, as UV light harms the nematodes.
Another option is to set up a cardboard trap. Cardboard contains cellulose, which is what termites feed on. Take a few moist strips of cardboard and stack them on top of each other in areas where termites are present. Once the cardboard is infected with termites, take it outside and burn it. Repeat this as many times as needed.
A 3rd option is to expose the termite-infested wood to the sun. This will obviously only work if the termite infestation is not on your home, but on a piece of furniture or something that can be moved outside. The heat and light from the sun will naturally kill the termites.
Once again as we stated above, we recommend letting the professionals at Bay Area Termite handle the termite infestation and removal process.