Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Getting Rid of Book Eating Termites

Category Termites
Three old books that have been damaged by termites.
Termites will not only eat your wooden bookshelf, they will eat your books as well. Just like wood, paper contains the nutrients that termites need. This is a guide about getting rid of book eating termites.
Advertisement

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
April 25, 2015

How do I get rid of termites eating books?

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
April 26, 20150 found this helpful

If you have found termites eating your books, you probably already have a much bigger problem than just termites in your books. There is no easy way for you to remove termites from your home yourself. The best, most complete method is to have an exterminator treat your entire home for termites.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Advertisement
April 26, 20150 found this helpful

Termites are best left to the professional pest control companies.

However for a book or two, you can simply remove the book(s) from the area and take them outside in the sun. Open the books until you find the termites and either vacuum them up or if these are not antique/ valuable books, spray with any household ant control spray product i.e. Raid (follow the label directions ) and kill them.

There are basically two main types of termites 1-Drywood termites which live in dry wood (clever name, eh?)-or wood/paper products and leave, salt sized grains, of wood colored pellets. 2- Subterranean termites that live in the ground (that name thing again) and get into your house through small mud tubes they create.

So if you see dirt in the books or mud tubes leading to the books; then its Subterraneans and the physical removal (books) will break their contact with the colony and help to stop their book-ish activity even before you spray. When the Termite Inspector gets there you will have an Idea of what you have and they can do the "heavy lifting" in eradicating the infestations in the rest of your house. Good Luck.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Advertisement
Related Content
In This Guide
Photo of termites and termite damage.
Getting Rid of Termites
Categories
Home and Garden Pest Control TermitesFebruary 16, 2017
Guides
A termite or white ant with eggs.
Getting Rid of White Ants
Some house boards damaged by termites.
Buying a House with Termites
A woman reading books in the summer.
Starting a Summer Book Club and Book Swap
Closeup of termites in wood.
Homemade Remedies for Termites
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/17 02:24:23 in 929 msecs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!