There are around 2000 types of termites as of today. In this post, we happily tell you about termite swarm. The flying termites, which is responsible for the swarm, belongs to the small group of household insects. They get into your home, staying in some parts of your hose, and begin to damage all the objects which contain cellulose. It is their main source of energy. The things which contain cellulose are wardrobes, wooden furniture, ordinary paper, and shelves. As a result of their annoying activity, the damage of the house can be an obvious one, especially if you live in tropical countries.
How do the swarmers get in? They usually get into your house through the external side of the house. Maybe you should check there is a crack or defective place on the wall. This can be the entrance of swimmers. The presence of termite swarm can be identified visually by the common dark-colored track of compressed soil and dirt. These things leave by flying termites to create new swarms.
How to Identify Termite Swarm
The problem with swarmers is that they eat the inside of the house. So, the outer surface of your house seems fine and undamaged. Usually, the homeowner is too late to realize the presence of termites. Sadly. The construction of the house can collapse just in a day.
If you check the history of American citizen once again, many people abandon entire cities or villages because of termite invasions. Meanwhile, you will find it difficult to get a book which older than 50 years in South America. If you think that only house which made of wood that can enter by the swarmer termites, you’re wrong.
There are many cases when you buy things made of wood such as the souvenir from tropical countries, and you will notice that the stuff if corroded completely by termites. How to identify swarmer termites? This is the steps:
- Check the presence of possible termites nest or tunnel. It can be their way to get inside your house. The tracks usually made of soil, dirt, and saliva.
- Investigate your whole house from windows, doorways, ventilation, shelves, walls, anything. If you find some holes, check if the insects lay there inside. If you find cracks or damaged places, try to dig it a little bit wider to check if there is a presence of termite’s trace there.
- Termites’ favorite is the warmest one, so look for it. Check the corners, walls, and wall bases.
How to Get Rid of Termite Swarm
There are home remedies to termite swarm which can help you to get rid of them.
- Orange oil treatment
Orange oil is the safer treatment to get rid of swarmer termites. Before you use orange oil, make sure that you have found all the swarms around inside your house. Maybe you miss one of them. Sometimes, you need the professional to handle this since that are more expert and experienced against termites. And if you decided to get rid of them by yourself, let’s begin the tutorial. You can pour orange oil to the nest or tracks. Insects hates orange’s smell. They will die if they smell citrus fruit such as orange, lemon, or lime.
If your wood furniture and other things are damaged by swarmer termites, you can move them outside your house. Place them under the direct sunlight. Although termites like a warm place. But they can be killed by sunlight.
Besides sunlight, you can use frost as the method to kill termites. In this method, all you need is an appropriate refrigerator, and you placed the stuff that damaged by termites. However, this method only applies to small pieces such made by wood such as souvenirs, box, etc.
If you have problems, you can contact a pest control service. They provide services to eradicate termites. It should be noted, you have to spend a lot of money to keep your home safe from pests and especially termites.