Termites are known as the most destructive yet silent destroyers when it comes to the category of hazardous insects. There are more than 2000 different species of termites found in the world to date. Usually, it takes 3 to 5 years to show up the damage done by them. Their way of infestation is quite slow but they left a mark of uncontrollable disaster, once infested. The amount of damage being done is dependent on the size of their colony.
It is commonly observed that termite infestation gets noticed by the people, once the damage is being done. There may be many reasons for late noticing but the main one is “ignorance”. Some people use fake anti-termite medicines and DIY methods to get rid of termites which worsen the situation even more.
Once the damage is being noticed, the first question that arises in the mind of a common man is, “how to control the spread of termite to other areas of the house?” Here is the answer:
- Once you are done with the identification of the place of infestation, identify the intensity of infestation. Whether it is highly infested or the area being damaged is smaller in volume. Try to control the spread in neighboring areas first. Check for any holes or cracks in the neighboring areas. If found, cover them up with the help of a sealing method.
- If the infested area is detachable or moveable, try to keep it away from the ground or the wall. In this way, the termite will not be able to infest the structure of the building.
- The moisture acts as an ideal host for the termites to survive and reproduce. If you want the termite to not infest other areas of your house, maintain a proper drainage system in your house. There is a higher possibility that the poor drainage system would aid in termite infestation to other areas of the house. There is a possibility that through air coolers, air conditioners and plants; termites can pave their way to other areas of the house. In this case, keep these things away from the infested area and call the professional termite control team to treat your home against termite infestation.
- Termites are primarily fed on wood. So, do not forget to examine all the wooden items in your house. Especially doors, windows, cabinets, furniture, flooring etc. It might be possible that those things are looking fine but they have begun to be infested by termites.
- If you are planning to sell or throw the infested items away from your home, instead of going to professional anti-termite treatment, think again! There are high chances that termite infestation is not limited to that object only. Maybe other places are also secretly being infested by termites. So, always take a wise decision and go for professional termite control treatment instead.