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The Need Of Natural Termite Treatment

Apr 15, 2008
For individuals who who care a lot for their house,termites is always a nightmare. Termites can cause great devastation to any wood structures to the extent that need to be replaced-another waste of money. Termite treatment is necessary once termite infestation is present. And, the worst is, it can be both expensive as well as troublesome. The chemicals utilized are also hazardous to user as well as to the environment. So, for any intelligent home owners, taking precaution is vital to avoid all the headaches. And thus, natural termite treatment is necessary.

As a primary note, there are some things you can do yourself to take away the termite's food source and prevent infestation. Ideas are given below:

* Any structural and plumbing leaks should be repaired.
* Pull all mulch and landscaping back at least 6 inches from its foundation.
* Attach piles of trash and debris from around the home.
* Firewood should be kept away from the structure.
* Make sure downspouts are long enough to direct water away from the structured foundation.
* Keep all gutters clean.
* Strive to avoid direct wood to ground contact when building porches or decks.

Aside from that, you can avoid contact of susceptible timber with ground by utilizing termite-resistant concrete, steel or masonry foundation with appropriate barriers. However, termites are capable of bridging these with shelter tubes, and it has been known for termites to chew through piping made of soft plastics and even lead to moisture exploitation. So, in a wider view, new structure should be built with embedded physical termite barriers so that there are no simple means for termites to make concealed entry.

If you will be using timber, utilize those which is naturally resistant to termites such as Canarium australianum (Turpentine Tree), Callitris glaucophylla (White Cypress), or one of the Sequoias. Remember that there is no tree species whose every individual tree yields only timbers that are immune to termite damage, so that even with well known termite-resistant timber types, there will occasionally be pieces that are penetrated by these termites.

You can also try to make use of natural plant defense against termites. There are several plants have developed effective defenses against termites and in most ecosystems there is an observable balance between the growth of plants and the termites' feeding. Basically, defense is obtained by secreting into the woody cell walls, anti-feedant chemicals such as oils, resins, and others which reduce the capacity of termites to efficiently digest the cellulose.

Lastly, it is an effective idea to make regular inspection by a competent termite inspector. Though you have taken all the natural termite prevention measures, it is always better to be very certain that your house structure does not have these unwelcome guests.
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