Has a cozy and charming wooden house, who would not? Warmer and cooler indoor temperatures, as well as a more artistic look are some of the advantages of wooden houses compared to other houses. But the problem comes when the rainy season arrives. Humid and wet temperatures are ideal conditions for termites to breed, and eat our favorite wooden houses. The walls, the pillars of the house, the ceiling, even the wooden household furniture none escaped his attacks.
In order not to regret, let’s take care of the wooden house carefully to avoid termite attack. Here’s how:
1. Protect the building
Anti-termite liquids should be sprayed regularly throughout the house. We do not know where termites will attack, then all the frames, roof trusses, wooden floors, ceilings, walls, etc. should be protected. If you do not understand how to use anti-termite, consult the experts.
2. Clean the drains regularly
Termites love a place that contains water and moisture. In addition to sewer, you should also check the gutter and clean it from dry leaves or other dirt on a regular basis.
3. Immediately fix the leaking faucet
The leaking faucet makes the house moist. Immediately fix or replace with a new one before the termite arrives.
4. Do not accumulate wood in the yard
Wood residual building materials should be stored in a dry and closed place. Termites will be attracted to the pile of wood in the yard and quietly eyeing your wooden house as your next target.
5. Use quality wood
There is a price there is no way. Woods that are more expensive are usually better than cheap timber. Equip yourself with enough knowledge about the wood material before buying. Do not be easily tempted by the wood material offered at very cheap prices.
6. Keep the ventilation holes clean
Check if the ventilation in your house is clean of wood or paint flakes? The uncleaned flakes will invite termites to rampant. Install the screen so that no termites or insects can not enter the house.
7. Keep the warehouse clean
What is not seen often escapes us. Warehouse, for example. Not every day we go into the warehouse, except when they want to store goods that have not been used. Or maybe your warehouse is dark and spooky so you are lazy to get in there. If termites are already lodged in the warehouse, then your home is in danger.
Clean the warehouse at least once a week or two. Give enough lighting and open the door for a few minutes a day so the air does not feel moist.
8. Avoid building houses on former forest or garden land
Soil termites (coptotermes) are often found in ex-garden or forest land. This is natural because the garden and forest land contains the termite preferred food source. If there is no other way, then pre-construction pre construction method should be done. Usually this method is done by spraying anti-termite liquid on the soil surface and excavation foundation before the construction of the house is done.
9. Maximum lighting
Termites do not like dry and light places. Complete the house with large windows to allow sunlight to reach all parts of the house. Attach the lights at some crucial point and do not let the dark house angle without light.