How to get rid of termites in your furniture – I know what you are thinking to yourself after reading the title, “why in the world would there be termites in my furniture,” it is more common than you think. Termites are adamant creatures, once they have found a food source they like, they are incredibly hard to get out of and get rid of. Thankfully, there are many options when it comes to protecting not just your home but also your furniture inside. Let us begin with some of the easy home remedies you can try first!
Home Remedies to get rid of termites in furniture.
Vinegar is an amazing home remedy for more than just termites. Simply, mix up half a cup of it with the juice from two lemons, and voila, you have concocted your first batch of termite solution. Put it in a spray bottle and spray the mixture around the area where you suspect the termites. The acidy of the vinegar will kill the termites immediately, make sure you spray regularly to catch any termites you did not get with the last treatment.
Orange oil is made mostly of d-limonene, which is deadly to termites. The oil comes from orange peels and the product can be found at a variety of home improvement stores. This product helps to kill and deter termites from destroying the furniture in your home. Spray the oil directly onto termites or on areas where you suspect termites to be, you can also spray the oil to deter termites from coming into the area. Make sure to keep a consistent schedule if you are seeing termites regularly.
Wet cardboard is an excellent bait to leave out for termites in your home. Spray down a piece of cardboard with water and wait for them to arrive. Once they are all there chewing away on the cardboard, you can take that piece and burn it, killing all the termites in the process. Wet cardboard is excellent for drawing out termites and can be used over and over and still be just as effective.
What if I tried the home remedies and they are still here?
Oftentimes, termites come in serious numbers, and it can be difficult to completely eradicate the problem. If you are noticing a substantial number of termites in your home call the professionals at U.S. Pest. If you want an experienced pest control company to take care of your home the right way, contact U.S. Pest. Our trained termite inspectors will provide a thorough inspection of your crawlspace and your foundation to protect you from termites. For more information on how to get termites protected, receive a complimentary inspection today!