Organic termite control can eliminate termites from your property.
Experiencing a termite infestation is one of the biggest fears of any homeowner. The good news is before they eat you out of house and home, there are steps professional pest control companies can take against these wood-devouring creatures. Let’s take a look at a few different methods to achieve organic termite Control.
A common organic termite treatment is the use of sodium borate, commonly known as borax. This will eliminate subterranean termites and is non-toxic to both humans and animals. It can be used as either a spray or paint on new construction or to get rid of an existing colony. Borax can be used as a standalone method but is often used in conjunction with other treatments.
Heat and Cold
As with many pests, termites can’t handle extreme hot or cold temperatures. These methods can be used to eliminate drywood termite infestations. With a heat treatment, the temperature is raised to 120-140° F for at least 35 minutes. With extreme cold, this is a four-day process where the temperature is dropped to 15° F.
The most common botanical solutions for organic termite control are orange oil and neem oil. Orange oil will kill drywood termites on contact and is most effective when the colony is contained within designated boundaries to ensure full eradication. With neem oil, this is applied to the wood and termites must ingest the oil itself. Both methods are non-toxic, so you don’t need to worry about children or pets coming into contact with it.
As is true with many subterranean creatures, termites don’t respond well to ultraviolet light. In fact, sunlight will kill them. Although this method won’t be very effective in getting rid of the termites that have taken up refuge in your walls, it works great on wood furniture for dead wood that you can move around. Simply take an infested item outside, set it in a place where it will be exposed to the sun, and let nature take over.
Believe it or not, but one of the more unique termite treatments involves the same kind of method where you might buy a cat to get rid of rodents. Nematodes are parasitic worms that feed on certain types of insects, including termites. They are perfectly safe to introduce into your home and can be found in many pet stores and chemical supply stores.
Contact ProHealth Pest Control for Organic Termite Control
ProHealth Pest Control are experts in residential and commercial pest control. To learn more about our organic pest control methods or if you have any issues with cockroaches, ants, mosquitoes, spiders, rodents, or any other pests, call us at (727) 308-4129 to schedule a no-cost consultation for termite control.