Termites are small white insects that live in colonies. They feed on wood and can do a lot of damage to your home. So if you think you have termites at home, be sure to take action quickly. You may need to call a pest control company to handle the issue professionally.
- To get rid of termites, you can use chemical termite barriers, direct chemicals, termite baits and traps, and boric acid. You may also use organic options like essential oils and beneficial nematodes that can get rid of termites naturally.
- There are two types of termites – (1) drywood termites and (2) subterranean termites. Drywood termites live in woods, while the subterranean termites live in wood, soil, and any compost pile around your home.
- You may identify termite infestation at home if you notice hollow wood, mud tubes, and peeling paint. You may also notice strange clicking sounds from your walls and see granular droppings from your windowsills, baseboards, and door frames.