KEEP YOUR FURNITURE TERMITE-FREE
There’s nothing more dangerous than termites in wooden furniture. It can be worse if you don't get noticed when the termites creeps in.
How to Identify Termite
Look out for holes in the woodwork. Push it against a pointed object. If it falls then it’s sure that termites is in furniture.
Keep an eye out for wood-colored termite droppings or wings around areas where cracks appear on the furniture.
Mud tube formations on the walls of the house are a sign of termites.
Tips for Getting Rid of Termites
1: Expose to Sunlight
Termites thrive in moist, dark conditions. Leave your wooden furniture in sunlight for 2-3 days. Termites can’t stand heat and die off easily. This method also helps get rid of the moisture in the furniture.
2: Make a Cardboard Trap
Cardboard is made up of cellulose and a woody smell that termites can’t resist. Moisten it with water to make the smell more distinct and place it near the affected area. Within few hours, the termites come out on the cardboard. Discard or burn it to get rid of termites in wooden furniture.
3: Spray Boric Acid
Make a solution of borax powder and water and spray it on the affected areas. It’s a non-toxic method and ensures termites in wooden furniture vanish after a few applications.
4: Oil Treatments
Orange and neem oil are very effective as well. The solution contains a compound called d-limonene and can easily kill termites. Neem oil takes effect once ingested by the termites. Pour these oils or spray them over affected areas repeatedly.
Things you can do to prevent the onset of termite infestation:
Ensure that your furniture is not exposed to moisture.
Apply aloe vera gel on wooden furniture as it acts as a protective covering.
Invest in a wood polish, apply it for all your wooden furniture.
Remove unwanted wooden items from your house.
Get chemical treatment done occasionally if you live in coastal cities.