While many homeowners choose to use toxic chemicals as their means of termite pest control in Frisco, TX, there are several basic organic ingredients that can effectively reduce and prevent termite infestations in your home. There are about 300 different types of termites throughout the world, but only four of them are found in the U.S. Of the four located here, the subterranean termite is the most problematic.
Below are three non-toxic solutions to fighting off termites in and around your home.
Sand Barrier Method
Termites have difficulty tunneling through sand of larger grain sizes. In addition, sand does not absorb the moisture that termites need to colonize. Building a sand barrier is an effective method of preventing underground invasions of termites. These barriers can be built in many different locations including crawl spaces; under foundations and between concrete patios, porches and steps. They can also be applied near electrical and telephone poles, fence posts and underground utility lines. To build these, you will need 16-grit-sized sand, and the barrier should be a minimum of four inches in depth. This method of pest control offers a long-term solution to a possible infestation problem. However, it should be inspected regularly to be sure it is working effectively.
Nematodes are a type of microscopic worm that works as an effective method of termite control. These threadlike organisms contain a bacterium chemical in their guts. By releasing them near termite nests, the nematodes are able to feed on the pests, releasing the bacterium into the insects and destroying them. Once the nematodes have destroyed all of the available termites, they too die and become biodegraded into the soil. The simplest means of using the nematodes is to combine them with water and apply the mixture with a spray bottle to the termite nest areas. The nematodes are typically able to destroy the termites in less than 48 hours.
Cedar Oil Method
Cedar oil is an organic, non-toxic substance that is quite lethal to termites. It can be used effectively on any structures made from wood. As the oil penetrates the wood, the odor it produces begins to confuse the termites breathing system and cause a self-destruction response. The oil also dissolves the eggs and larvae, destroying the future termite generation, while the scent of the cedar interrupts pheromone signals, creating a barrier to the arrival of more termites. Cedar oil should be applied to all wood surfaces including crevices and end pieces. It is an effective method of termite pest control for both indoors and outside.
For more non-toxic solutions to termite pest control problems in Frisco, TX, call (972) 435-0700 to speak with the experts at Safe Pro Pest today!
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