Using Pest Control As Preventative MaintenanceUsing Pest Control As Preventative Maintenance

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Using Pest Control As Preventative Maintenance

A few years ago, I experienced a personal breakthrough as a homeowner. I realized that I waited to call pest control until my bug problem had grown out of control. Instead of simply controlling pests, we would have to work through from square one each and every time we wanted to resolve the problem. However, my pest control guy gave me some advice that has stuck with me since that day. He explained that we should consider using pest control as preventative maintenance. Since then, I have pest control spray regularly every 3-6 months, whether there are bugs in my house or not. Tips like these can be found in the articles on my website.


Pro-Tips: 4 Natural Termite Extermination Options

If you don't take the initiative to effectively handle a termite problem on your property, it only takes a short time before they cause extensive damage. By scheduling a termite inspection, you can more easily catch a termite problem before it gets out of hand. This minimizes property damage, helping you save money in the long run. Accordingly, if you observe an infestation, seeking the help of a professional termite control expert is necessary. Additionally, here are some pro tips that incorporate natural treatment options to eliminate termites.

Using a Wet Cardboard

Termites thrive in moist areas, and damp cardboard presents an excellent condition for them to thrive. If a section of your home is infested with termites, place the wet cardboard within that area and monitor for termite activity. Once you have many termites on the board, remove the cardboard and burn it in its entirety. Alternatively, consider treating the cardboard with a termiticide, which will kill termites that infest it.

Having Nematodes Help Manage the Termite Infestation

Using nematodes is a viable way to manage such an infestation because these worms feed on termites. By introducing a small population of these worms, they reproduce and feed on the termites until each pest is gone. However, before using this termite extermination method, it's essential to do research and seek professional help because you need to understand that different nematode species feast on different pests.

Exposing Termite Hideouts to Sunlight

Termites work in dark, enclosed areas, and they avoid being exposed to sunlight because it can kill them. So, if you notice termite activity around your home, consider exposing them to direct sunlight. For example, if the infestation has started in logs, spread them out in your yard to expose them to the sun. Moreover, if the problem is inside your home, you can eliminate the termites by using UV lamps.

Killing Termites Using Salt

While salt may seem harmless, it can help manage your termite infestation. When these pests consume salt in large amounts, they dehydrate and eventually die. All you need to do is mix salt, and warm water, then spread the mixture at the entry points where you have an infestation. Keep in mind that this method won't kill all termites, so it's generally advisable to use it when you have a small infestation.

Termites can cause major destruction in your home if you don't take measures to control them. The best way to handle an infestation is by calling professional extermination. Still, it's worth trying out the natural methods highlighted above.