Termites are small insects that can cause irreparable damage to your wooden furniture and other household items. Several measures have been taken so far. However, the results were meagre as of now. The main reason attributed to this failure is because of lack of awareness in controlling the spread of termites and controlling their population. If only effective steps were taken in controlling them, the problems caused by them would have been countered efficiently. Though the global community has responded late in implementing the measures, there is still so much left desired.
Measures To Be Taken To Control Termites
Usage of Pesticides
Though the usage of pesticides has been seen as an effective measure in the control of pesticides, it has not become worthy in the way it was anticipated. The major reason attributed to this situation is the development of resistance by termites to pesticides. In contrast, this has led to a strange contribution in new termites with more strong defence against the pesticides used against them. Hence, in the long run those pesticides have lost their hold on the aspect of killing termites. Also, no effective solution was found that could yield in the killing of termites in the initial stages itself rather than relying on steps after they establish considerable base over a surface such as wooden.
Chemicals and Organic Disinfectants
As for the part played by chemicals in the killing of termites, they went through the same situation as that of pesticides. Perhaps, usage of chemicals borne a limitation that they might be harmful for humans in case if they come in direct contact with them. However, one of the most efficient strategies that have been implemented in the significant control of termites is the usage of organic disinfectants. It consists of a lot of benefits. Besides being safer to use, they are do not incur much costs in their procurement. This resulted in its maximum usage in controlling the spread of termites.
One of the latest methodologies that have been developed in countries like Philippines is the controlled movement of termites is defence system of plants. Although much of orientation is still needed, this is seen as a strategic move in the control of termites. The way of working consists of plants producing a type of anti-feedant chemical to which a termite is ineffective. It has been observed that termites cannot penetrate through the wood once plants secrete this chemical.