How do we get rid of termites on some household items like books and paper cartons. Please give us tips. MacD
I surmise you might have a bigger problem than termites in your books and paper items. If I were you, I'd look up and call a pest exterminator in your area immediately.
if it's in your house you need help, I myself am moving out of a house where this is a problem (I was rooming with someone and have no insurance or lease so I can't do much) I've aske around and been told that if you take what you really want to keep put it in big plastic trash bags with moth balls and leave it for a good while (days or weeks) it should do the job.
Now I intend to over kill all the way before I move them into my new place. I'm going to mothball in bags for two to three weeks, then leave them out in the cold new england winter (okay so it's not freezing yet but maybe soon) then take them out and vacume seal them in one of those food saver devices. Then leave them out through the winter in storage. Those that I want to have with me I might pop in a freezer. I'll open one at a time and keep an eye on them if there are any signs of activity start all over again. If that fails suck it up and accept the loss.
as I understand it the little white buggers are the hunter gatherers they can't reproduce and they don't have eggs (most of the time) the actual colony is under or around the house I'm leaving.
I've also been told that termites are not imortal and can be killed like any other single bug, BUT the colonies are persistant and notoriously difficult to completely eliminate.
If you see swarms of (or even a few) flying/winged dark versions of these sickeningly revolting white micro terrors around during moist wet wether then you'd best find a professional to take care of the problem.
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