Termites are one of the most destructive pests that can invade your home. They cause structural damage, which can lead to the need for costly repairs or even demolition.
There are many different reasons why termite infestations happen, but there is no reason to panic because you can take steps to avoid them!
This blog post will discuss some of the things that attract termites and what you should do if they have already invaded your Malaysian home.
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The Things That Attract Termites
It is essential to know the things that attract termites so you can store them properly or keep them.
Several things attract termites, including the pantry (food), water sources, and wood materials.
The pantry is one of the most common places where you will find termites because they love to eat any food source available. This includes cereals, cookies, flour, and even rice! They also like other items in your pantry, such as paper towels or napkins. Keep all these types of products in sealed containers to avoid attracting them with their favorite food!
Termites need water to survive; without it, they cannot build tunnels underground, which eventually lead into buildings through cracks found around windows or doors. If there’s a leaky pipe near your home, then you should take immediate action to prevent it from causing damage and termite infestation.
Wood Materials. Termites are also attracted to wood materials because they are made up of cellulose which is another food source. This means that any wood material in your home could attract termites, including these things:
Cardboard is made from paper pulp which is basically the same thing as wood that termites eat. They love to munch on paper so they can get their fill of cellulose, especially if it’s exposed!
If you have any boxes or cardboards in your home, you should ensure they are always tightly sealed and placed away from windows or doors.
Termites love to eat dead logs, especially those that are rotting. If you have a garden or live near a forest, it’s important to keep your wood piles covered so termites cannot easily reach them. This also includes any wooden birdhouse because they could contain larvae, eventually leading to an infestation if left.
If you have a tree stump in your home, then it should be removed as soon as possible because they are very attractive to termites. They love the cellulose found inside these stumps, which is why you need to remove them immediately! However, if there’s already an infestation near one of these logs, then never attempt to move it; call for professional termite pest control instead.
Shrubs and Trees
Shrubs and trees near your home can also attract termites because they provide shelter for them to build their nests. Keep them away from your home, and make sure you cut them back, so they don’t grow too close.
Pile of Wood Scraps
Termites are also attracted to wood scraps that have been left on your property. They can sense them from far away because they are made up of cellulose, which termites eat.
If you ever create a pile of junk wood, then make sure you store it properly or get rid of it.
Newspapers and Books
Newspapers and books are made from paper which is basically the same as wood. Termites love to eat any type of paper because it’s a food source, so keep newspapers and books in closed containers or high up if possible.
You have now learned a lot about termites and their attraction to the homes of people in Malaysia. You need to remember what things to store properly or keep away to avoid attracting termites in your home. We hope this information helps you understand why these critters are so dangerous, what they eat, and how they start infestations. If you need help or have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us!