Pest are living organism which damages /destroy property, damages / contaminates food, causes health hazards and create a nuisance may be termed as pest. Our No 1 household pest is Termite. Termite (also known as “Deemak” in India) are the silent destroyer because they live and breed secretly in your home without showing any early signs of damage.
Beside Termite there are more wood destroying pest available in our home.
- Carpenter Ants
- Carpenters Bees
- Wood – Boring beetles
- Wood decay fungi
- Wood wasps
Today we will discuss about different types of Termites and their prevention.
Dampwood termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Like Drywood Termites, Dampwood colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites called “false workers” do all the work for the colony.
Dampwood termites like to live and feed in very moist wood.
Drywood termites form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Drywood Termite colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites, called “false workers”, do all the work for the colony.
Drywood Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.
Formosan termite colonies can be up to 300 feet long and there can be tens of thousands of termites in a single colony. Formosan termite colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductive. They are the largest and most destructive kind of termite.
Formosan Termites eat wood and fabric made from plants. When they eat dead trees, these termites help the environment and make space for new plant life.
Subterranean Termite colonies can have up to 2 million members! Their colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductive.
Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.
Place your furniture under the sun and because termite can not survive in extreme hot.
Aloe vera extract can prevent termite from furniture. Use aloe vera crushed extract on termite infected area of the furniture.
Use petroleum jelly on the dried wooden furniture. As petroleum jelly is moisture free termite can not infect those wooden furniture.
Orange peels also prevent termite from infecting. Drill small holes at the places infected by the termites and inject the orange peels oil into the hole.
The best way to prevent termite from furniture is to consult with some best termite control company. They will help you to rid off every sort of hazardous problem from termite.