Termites are the biggest enemies of wooden furniture. There are many precautions which can be taken to avoid them however there are specialised services that can be availed to get rid of them. Their packages range from one time to annual contract, cost depending upon the size of your home.
The main meal of termites is wood, leaves, grass or things made out of trees. Termites feed on wood and leather goods. Termites live in hot, humid and dark places. Chair, table, door, window, etc. are often destroyed by termites. Carpets, blankets, carpets and books are also not spared by them.
They sneak inside from a corner and eat up all the inner content leaving it hollow. In case of wooden floorings in home, we should ensure that they are not left moist and are well polished. Failing to do so, moisture expands, which increases the risk of getting termites. It is important that we do not store wood and paper inside our home. The most appropriate place for termites to grow is wooden furniture, which have been kept close to the wall and around which maintaining cleanliness is tough.
There are some remedies which one can practice on regular basis to avoid termites. Clean wooden furniture with detergent mixed in luke warm water every month. Apply liquid pesticide every two weeks and sometimes polish it with a mix of turpentine oil and vinegar. Wherever you feel there is an outbreak of termites sprinkling of salt on it can be of great help. Keep your furniture out in sun for 4 hours in case it is infected by termites. Then spray termite resistant chemicals on the furniture.
There are many companies providing their professional services to keep your home termite safe. They provide varied packages from one time service to long term contract. It is always advisable to go for an annual contract which gives you advantage of regular check up by professional servicemen.
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