Some Important things to know How to Kill Termites
When I asked my brother, who has been an exterminator for more than thirty years, about how to kill termites, he laughed at me. I must admit it wasn’t the answer I expected but after he quit chuckling he explained this to me.
I want to be clear that we are talking about the termites that infest homes and other wooden structures, because there are hundreds of different types of termites. There are three types that are common in home invasions. The subterranean, the drywood, and the formosa. Depending on the region is which you live in, determines the type of termite, most common in your area.
Most people believe that you can kill these insects and they are gone but that’s not true. It would take way too much time and money to try and kill them all. Termites live and move as a colony like ants, but are not part of their family and are actually foods for them. They are part of the cockroach family. Their colony consists of thousands of termites which every three or four years their swarmers head off to find mates to start new colonies. This starts their growth of colonies over and over again.
So you see, there is no how to kill termites, but there are treatments available to get rid of termites. By treating them, of course some are going to die but then the rest of the colony usually will just move on. Termites are insects that are essential to the environment. They live in the ground mostly, eating dead wood and plants, nourishing the soil. Termites will travel 350 feet from their colony in search of food. That is quite a distance to travel and when they find it they leave a scent so that other termites can join them. This scent is how they communicate with each other.
Termites usually enter homes because they have found food which they need to feed their large colonies. Because they are normally underground living insects, they will build mud walls to protect themselves from ants and dehydration. That’s what you see when you inspect your boards. They are eating away at the support beams and joists in your home.
There are a few ways that the professionals use to treat termites, which in turn can eliminate them from damaging your home. And these methods often kill a lot of termites but there is no how to kill termites completely. Some of these treatments mimic the communicating scent that termites use when they find food. But treatments are exactly that treatments. And because a treatment or treatments may rid your home of termites doesn’t mean you won’t get them again. There are however, on going treatments that safeguard your home from these insects reentering it. You have to remember termites travel a long distance in search of food from their colony.
He also explained that you may hear someone say they know how to kill termites and some may not agree with any of this. But for me I know I don’t know how to kill termites and will stick with what my brother explained to me.Cat : Termites Extermination, tags: Drywood, Formosa, kill termites, subterranean