Preventing Termite Infestation of Wooden Furniture

by Amisha Lohan Blogger

Wooden furniture, such as spacious wardrobes, beautiful dining tables, a strong workstation, and a cosy bed, may help a house feel like a home. However, termites may be their quiet demise. Even if you find these tiny animals, they may have already done enough damage already.

Is there an escape route? Can termites be prevented from entering your home? Is it possible to acquire furniture free of termites? Thankfully, yes! Continue reading to learn how to safeguard your home from termites.

How to Prevent Termites from Causing Damage to Wood?

Drywood termites can cause significant damage to furniture. The first signs of a termite infestation are mud tubes on the walls, wood dust around wooden furniture, and a hollow sound when you tap the wood. The main problem is that termite problems are rarely found until the termites have built up huge colonies and done a lot of damage. This implies that wooden furniture must be inspected periodically. These measures will prevent termites from harming your wooden furniture:

1.     Animal preventative medicine: 

You can avoid a termite infestation by having pest control done every year or two. A skilled pest control expert will use chemicals or fumigation to get rid of termites from your property. You can also buy chemicals that keep termites away and use them to treat your own furniture. Because these chemicals are so strong and dangerous, they must be handled with great care. 

2.     To prevent the furniture from becoming wet:

Never use water to clean wooden furniture. Instead, use a dry microfiber towel. Termites are attracted to dark and damp places, so it's important to fix any pipes that are leaking and dry out any walls that are wet. Termites can enter wood through the soil; thus, you should not leave wooden furniture outside, particularly on the grass.

3.     Use a wood polish that repels termites:

Some wood polishes protect against termite and water damage. Polishes give a durable, lustrous gloss to the wood which looks good while also protecting it.

4.     The polluted merchandise should be exposed to the sun:

Allow the wood to remain in the sun for at least three days to prevent further termite damage. The sun kills termites and dries out wooden furniture simultaneously.

5.     Consider applying Aloe Vera Gel:

The gel made from aloe vera leaves can be used to bring back the natural shine of wooden furniture. The gel from aloe vera forms an impenetrable barrier against termites.

6.     Olive oil and vinegar for protection:

Mix four parts olive oil and one part white vinegar and coat the furniture to protect the wood from termites.

7.     Utilize natural oil whenever possible:

The two natural oils that can be used to eliminate termites are orange oil and neem oil. When termites come into contact with d-limonene, a component of orange oil, they become ill. Regular application of neem oil to wooden furniture will eradicate termites for good.

8.     The use of borax solution:

Termites can be killed by putting a mixture of one scoop of borax powder and 250 millilitres of warm water on furniture made of wood. Borax gives off dangerous fumes, so you should always wear a mask when working with it.

9.     Add some salt:

If the termite damage is not too severe, you could sprinkle salt on the affected area. Infuse a combination of 1 part warm water to 1 part salt into the cracks of the damaged furniture.

10.  Avoid placing your furniture directly on the soil:

The majority of termite infestations in plywood begin on the exterior of the home. If wood furniture is in direct contact with soil, termites can easily bore through it. Due to this, you should not store your furniture in a moist environment, such as mud or grass in your garden. You can use tile or concrete as a base for your furnishings. Because of this reason, the best material to make your furniture is plywood. Plywood for furniture is the safest option for a termite-free experience.

Why Is Termite-Resistant Plywood An Excellent Material For Furnishings?

 When termite-resistant, high-quality plywood is used to construct furniture, it lasts longer. Your furniture will last longer if it is well-constructed and also looks luxurious in appearance.

      Fewer repairs and replacements are required: As was already said, it might be too late to find termites before they do a lot of damage. To avoid or save expenses, purchase termite-resistant plywood-made furnishings.

  Sometimes termite-proof plywood also comes with water-resistant properties, making it an excellent choice for furniture. Even though water-resistant furniture has several advantages, termites cannot survive without water. Your belongings will be secure, and your home will be attractive.

Now is the moment to take action to prevent termites from entering your home.

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