Termites are pests that live in colonies and feed on cellulose found in plants and wood. There are some warning signs that termites may have infested your home.
It is best to get professional help to get rid of the infestation.
In the meantime, you can try these methods at your home to help control the problem.
Termites are very sensitive to sunlight and can die when exposed to the harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. Exposing them to sunlight is a great way to remove termites from pieces of furniture or other items that can be placed outside in the sun. Place your infested furniture under direct sunlight. Please keep the furniture in the sun for 3 - 5 days.
A moist cardboard trap is another nontoxic way to kill termites. Cardboard contains cellulose that termites eat. Wet down several cardboard boxes. Please place them near where you suspect termites infection. When you find that termites in the boxes and eating it, please remove it and burn the box.
Orange oil contains d-limonene, an active compound that kills drywood termites on contact. It is a very effective remedy to remove colonies of drywood termite in a limited area.
-Apply orange oil on the surfaces where you see colonies of drywood termites. Reapply the oil for several days.
-You can also drill small holes into the infested surface and inject the oil into the hollow spaces. Re-inject the oil over several days, depending on the severity of the infestation.
Neem oil is a relatively safe and non-toxic way to remove wood termites. Neem oil acts as an insect growth regulator, prevents molting, and leads to termite death.
-Put neem oil on a cotton ball and apply it generously on the infested furniture and other areas. The termites will ingest the oil and eventually die.
-Reapply the oil several times until the termites are eliminated.