Orange Essential Oil
Orange oil extract can reduce your headache caused by termites. It contains an active ingredient call D-limonene. This active substance is proven time and again as toxic to bugs and insects.
Using this doesn’t kill termites in one go, but it reduces the wood-feeding capacity. All you need is to drill a small hole in the infested wood and put the oil into it.
This method will take around 4 days to 2 weeks to completely remove termites. Repeat the steps every 3 days once.
Termites cannot survive extreme hot or cold temperatures. They die when the temperature is above 121 degrees and below -21 degrees.
Placing wooden furniture in a hot area will kill them. Burning sun can help you with this. Also, to cool the object liquid nitrogen can be used.
Known as Boric acid is a pesticide which will kill the termites effectively. Using paint with borate on wooden surfaces will curb your chances of getting infected.
You can make a spray with water and hydrogen borate powder and spray it on the wooden surface. It ensures to kill all the termites in any wood product. But, be aware they cause a specific reaction in humans and pets. You cannot use this when you are staying in that place.
Oils like clove oil, cedarwood oil when applied on surface will eradicate termites. Clove oil is proven to kill 100% of the termite infestation in 2 days.
Other oils you can use includes, vetiver, eucalyptus, cassia leaf, etc.
Termites feed on any form of wood and like anything that has origins from wood, like paper, cardboard, books, etc. You can place any one of these things near the infested area as a trap.
When termite discovers natural accessible food, they will plunge on it. You can destroy the trap by burning it when it is covered with termite as a whole.
On the other hand, make sure you use insecticides to get rid of the remaining termites.