There are different kinds of pests found in nature, that can infiltrate your home and cause damage to you and your property. Some of these pests are dangerous for your health and can cause injuries to you and your family members, like ants, bees, hornets, etc. While some can spread diseases and annoy you at the same time like mosquitoes. But some other pests will not cause any personal harm to you but they will destroy your furniture in no time. Termites are among these kinds of pests that damage your furniture to the extent that they cant be repaired.
No matter where you live, termites can reach you and make your life miserable. Some people think living on higher floors can save them from termites but they don’t know that termites were found in the top-most floors of the highest buildings in Manhattan, so you can’t be 100% sure that you are safe if you are on high floors. Termite damage has no limits and can be seen in different forms and sizes. To get rid of termites, you can hire termite pest controllers like Melbourne Pest Control, who will provide you termite control services and make your property termite-free.
Everyone wants to be safe and prevent a future loss if they can by any means and you must also be thinking that isn’t there any way you could protect your property from getting destroyed and eaten up by termites. To your relief, there are some ways to prevent termite infestation at your home. Melbourne Pest Control is listing them here and by doing the below-mentioned things, you can protect your furniture from getting invaded by termites or white ants
Use appropriate wood polish: to make sure your furniture is protected from termites, you need to get it properly coated with wood polish. The polish is good for your furniture in many ways. It will make your furniture look fresh and shiny, and at the same time, it will keep all the moisture out of the wood. Another thing to remember is that wood polish is anti-termite, which means it will create a barrier for termites and won’t let them penetrate and feed on your furniture. Before applying furniture polish, make sure that the polish is termite resistant, or else it may be of no use to coat your furniture with polish.
Do not keep furniture near moisture: moisture is the worst enemy of your furniture and you must always avoid your furniture from getting anywhere near moisture. If there’s any sort of leakage near your furniture then try to fix it as soon as possible. The moisture will penetrate through the cracks in paint and make gaps in wood and paint. As a result, the termites will be able to enter your furniture and make their way inside it. Once termites have entered your furniture, it will be tough for you to get rid of them on your own. Moisture will also make your furniture habitable for both kinds of termites, otherwise dry wood will only attract dry wood termites, but now it will also attract subterranean termites.
Place furniture under the sun: one of the easiest ways to keep your furniture safe from termites is exposing your furniture to direct sunlight. Termites can only live in cold temperatures and if there’s an increase in temperature, then the termites will die. Termites cant stand extreme temperatures and that’s why they always stay in humid and cold places. When you put your furniture out in the sunshine, the temperature inside the wood increases rapidly and as a result, the termites either sun away or eventually die. Another benefit of placing your furniture under the sun is that the sun rays will make your furniture warm and it will help in removing any excess humidity that might be trapped under the layer of paint. The humidity will escape the furniture and as a result, the wood will become free from humidity and increase the lifespan of your furniture.
Fumigation: Fumigation is the last resort for removing termites from your house and furniture. Fumigating your house can be done by professional termite pest controllers like Melbourne Pest Control. This practice is done when the infestation is in the advanced stage. The gas used for fumigation is poisonous to termites and other pests and that’s why it must be only done by professionals. Your house will be covered with plastic cover and then inside that, the poisonous fumes are injected that will spread all over the home and will also penetrate through all the cracks and holes. The fumes will kill termites in no time and as a result, the furniture will be free from termites. If the opening of the termite colony in your furniture is visible, then you can get a small can of fumigation and apply it directly inside those holes.
All these methods of saving your furniture from termites are 100% effective and fully tested by Melbourne Pest Control workers. Termites can be very tough to get rid of but if you know the correct method of doing it, then you can remove them on your own by following the above-mentioned methods. If you can complete the task on your own, well and good, but if you are having trouble making your furniture and home free from termites then call Melbourne Pest Control. Our team of experts is fully trained to make your termites’ pest free and they will also make you aware of termite prevention methods and how to make them work properly. To get the best termite pest control in Melbourne, call Melbourne Pest Control and make sure your premises are protected from any future termite infestation.