One of the biggest worries that any homeowner may have is about pest infestations such as termites. Termites are one of the most potentially problematic pests that you could encounter in your home. They can wreak a great deal of havoc up to the point of damaging the structural integrity of your house. However, if you do happen to find termites in or around your home, there are treatment options that you can try to get rid of your infestation and get your home back in safe, working order once more.
Give Cardboard Traps A Try
If you are a person who prefers to use natural methods to care for your home, you may want to take the same type of approach with any termite infestation. This being the case, you should give a cardboard trap a try.
The element that makes these cardboard traps effective is the fact that they contain cellulose. Cellulose is a plant fiber that attracts termites, particularly female termites. All you will need to do is dampen the cardboard to enrich and enhance the cellulose aroma so that the termites are sure to be attracted to it.
You will want to wait until the termites have migrated to the cardboard and then remove it from its location and dispose of it by burning it. This is a process that may need to be repeated several times and in several locations throughout your house to be effective. You may also struggle to removal all of your termites this way, though it is possible.
Termite-Killing Bug Bombs
If you want something a bit more fast-acting and that has a high chance of eradicating the termites in an area of your home completely, you may want to try a bug bomb that is designed to kill termites instead. You can purchase these insecticides at a hardware store or other general store.
These devices are aerosol cans that release a mist or fog of insecticide into the air in your home. Eventually this fog settles and your home's surfaces are coated in the termite-killing chemicals. However, you do not want anyone in your family, including pets to inhale these chemicals. And, these fogs only work for limited areas in your home rather than the house as a total.
While the bug bombs you purchase in stores may only cover a limited area in your home, if you contact a pest control company, like Xtermco Inc, to come in and spray insecticides in your home, you will be better able to rid your entire home of termites once and for all in one fell swoop. Now that you know a few of the ways that you can rid your home of termites, you can begin the pest removal process and get your home clear and back to normal in no time.