Controlling Termites with Simple Tips

Termites have another powerful name, “silent destroyer”. The reason is that they always hide secretly and thrive in your basement or yard without any immediate signs of damage. And they feed on the cellulose found in untreated timber, which means that any kind of wooden furniture and building structures including roof rafters are most vulnerable.

Do you know termite is the single pest that causes the most damage in Singapore? Surprised, right? But it is really true. Termites always dwell in damp conditions and act as a nuisance for many householders in Singapore. I think it is mainly due to the hot and humid environment of the South Asian country, which receives rainfall for most part of the year. Hence, it leads to the best condition that help termites survive; and subsequently becomes a headache for many householders because they eat away all the timber or expensive furniture of the house. There are 3 types of Termites in Singapore: Dampwood Termites, Drywood Termites and Subterranean Termites. And it is estimated that 90% of termite infestation is caused by Subterranean Termites. Therefore, for many householders, termites control becomes the most important thing to do all the time.

There are some simple tips for termites control:

Create a trap
Termites always dwell in their nests under the ground level in the foundation of your house. They are attracted to timber; and for this reason, you should prepare a bait of cardboard or timber, and then sprinkle some water over it to create the suitable damp conditions. Later, place the prepared objects strategically in different corners of the house. After three to four days, you should remove the trap and dispose it off at a safer place. You’d better burn off the wooden board in a secure manner.

Sunlight is a perfect “medicine”
Termites love to reside in dark places; and for this reason, you should try to create more open spaces for the furniture to have a better exposure to sunlight. This can easily be done by rotating the furniture periodically to ensure that it is heated for maximum output. Singapore is mostly cloudy; and you should try to make the best use of this technique whenever possible. It is the best known natural remedy for termites control in a short period of time.

Make your house dry
Singapore has a humid environment; and termites need moisture for their survival. Make your room dry with the help of air-conditioners or other related equipment can help to keep termites away in a comprehensive manner. There might be sections in the wall that shows signs of dampness. You should keep the furniture away from those damp parts. Likewise, you should try to seal the parts of leakage in the roof or wall with the help of waterproofing membranes or sealants.

By the way, if all these three methods can’t help you to get rid of the termites, then you’d better call some professionals to help. Maybe Advance Pest Management can help you. Try it!