Termites are among the most damaging insects that can find their nest in your home, and they are more dangerous than the known moths. Therefore, in the following sections, we will give you some tips for protecting your house and we will teach you how to get rid of termites if they have invaded your home.
Termites – the unseen enemy
To convince you that the termites are a true enemy to keep away from, we can tell you that these insects feed on everything that comes out of their way, but they adore the wood so if your home has been invaded by termites, Of furniture will undoubtedly suffer. Also, if the structure of your house is made of wood, it will certainly be attacked by the terrible insects.
The second case, where your home has a wooden structure, involves taking all the measures from an early stage, which means that the wood has to be treated with certain chemical solutions. They are specially designed to protect wood, so they will be applied both in the foundation components and in the areas where insect pests can occur.
Spring is the season in which nature, and insects, are back to life, so this is the right time to do a little inspection in and around the house if you live at home. The wooden structures in the house, as well as in the garden, will be carefully studied to ensure that the termites have not appeared.
As with mites, in order to keep distant insects away from home, it is important to maintain cleanliness. Scraps of food, crumbs, accumulated dirt, excessive dust, and moisture are the ones that create optimal conditions for the emergence and development of termites.
Furniture – a light prey for termites
As mentioned in the beginning, furniture can also be greatly affected by the presence of harmful termites. To avoid this happening, in the following lines we will give you some tips:
– When purchasing furniture, make sure that wooden furniture has been created by pressing plates and wood treated beforehand with a special substance based on sodium borate, the substance whose role is to protect wood against termites.
– For furniture not to be attacked by these insects, it is important that each home maintains an optimum level of humidity, and humidity and dust are two of the most important factors favoring the emergence and development of termites.
– In commerce, there are products specially designed for the maintenance of furniture objects and for their protection against harmful insects, so do not hesitate to use it whenever necessary.
– Take great care if you have old furniture because they are more prone to attacks from annoying insects. Also, old furniture can also be difficult in terms of using chemicals to protect against termites, so do not hesitate to ask the opinion of a specialist.
This way, following the advice I have presented earlier, you can fully protect your home from the invasion of these so upsetting insects.
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