Asked on Jun 10, 2020

How to get rid of termites flying around at night?

SharonLindaCheryl A
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  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 10, 2020

    I don't know , but I know they cause incredible damage. I wouldntbplay around with them and call an exterminator immediately.

  • Mogie
    on Jun 10, 2020

    Use The Peppermint Spray

    Peppermint oil helps to kill flying termites by suffocating them.


    Make Dish Soap Spray

    Dish soap on its own is efficient against winged termites since it gets attached to the termite’s bodies and dehydrates them to death.


    Make Use Of Diatomaceous Earth

    Diatomaceous earth is very helpful in solving the various pest problems. it is a powerful pest killer. It works great against termites by dehydrating them to death.


    Invest In a Bug Zapper

    An electric bug zapper also works great against many types of flying insects and flying termites.


    Make a Borax and Sugar Trap

    Borax is an effective method to get rid of flying termites fast. It is extremely toxic to termites, and when combined with sweeteners, the termites will not notice the poisonous smell and will carry the bait food back to their colony. When the ruler and the rest of the colony have the borax they will die.

    Mix equal parts sugar and borax. Add water to it and keep mixing it constantly until you get a paste consistency. Apply this paste to a portion of cardboard.


    Use The Artificial Sweetener

    Certain types of artificial sweeteners are really toxic to termites, yet the sweet smell is often enough to tempt them for a merry death.


    Use The Sunlight Effectively

    Termites are very vulnerable to sun-rays and actually die when they are exposed. So uncover all the infestation around your house. It is one of the most effective methods to target a particular area being exposed to direct sunlight.


    Eliminating Moisture From Area

    It is known that termites multiply and increase in areas that are damp and humid. Make sure that your place or the building is dry. Repair any moisture prone areas. It will also be useful by looking around your house and make sure that there is no water leakage or water pools in contact with the grounds.


    Do Some Deep Digging

    Deep digging is one of the best ways to get rid of flying termites completely. This is because of the reason that the remedy targets these termites colonies and thus removes them quickly and completely.


    Destroy The Wooden Mulch

    Destroy all wooden mulch and you will be able to get rid of flying termites fast and naturally. Wooden mulch is often infested with termites because that is what actually attracts these pesky mites.


    Neem Oil Will Help
      Take a cotton ball and put some drops of neem oil on it.Apply the oil with a cotton ball on infested furniture and some other infected area. These termites will ingest and ultimately die.Keep applying the oil several times and until they vanished completely.


    Use Some Orange Oil
      Just apply the orange oil on the surface where you find out the dry-wood termites.Keep applying it for few days.You can drill small holes on the infested surface and inject the oil in hollow space.


    Use The Arsenic Dust

    Sprinkling trioxide is one the best ways that will help you get rid of flying termites. You can also sprinkle it on the area where these termites are found the most. When you sprinkle arsenic dust on the flying termites, they will die. When the other termites will come in contact with the dead termites, they will be killed. But, you have to be careful as there might be different laws related to the use of arsenic, according to the area where you live.


    The trick is to clean everything. The yard, the garden, the compost pile, the wood pile, the kids tree fort, the dogs area, etc.


  • Tom Stuart
    on Jun 10, 2020

    First, do not use arsenic dust. Arsenic is a heavy metal element which will not break down and will be in the environment forever.


    Second, termites tend to swarm on hot, humid, still nights. They are a nuisance but the real problem is that they are looking for a place for a new nest. They will swarm and be more noticeable near a bright light.


    Dry wood termites are slow eaters but will damage your home. Damp wood termites will usually be outside. Subterranean termites can do serious damage to your home.


    Except during the time when they are swarming you will not know they are gnawing away at your home. Call an exterminator and ask there advice. They can give you a good guess as to the type by the manner in which they are swarming.

  • Redcatcec
    on Jun 10, 2020

    Call an exterminator and let them inspect for damage-if any. They are the pros and do this for a living, they have the training ,treatments, equipment, and the skill needed. They can also offer suggestions to the homeowner on what to do. Get multiple opinions and make an informed decision.

  • I would call an exterminator. They are probably doing damage to your home.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Jun 10, 2020

    Try a bug zapper they work great or put up a bat house we’re they are the bats will get them bats eat thousands of bugs a day

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jun 10, 2020

    Traps are the best way to get rid of them. If you are seeing them fly around, you probably want to invest in a professional exterminator.

  • Cheryl A
    on Jun 10, 2020

    if they are swarming (which they are) then you need a professional to make sure you have no damages inside or out on your house- and they will apply treatment to get rid of them for good if you let it go it will get more costly I know this because this is what we did. We listened to a friend who said it would be fine and ended up with a lot of damage to our home we had to pay to repair.

  • Linda
    on Jun 12, 2020

    I recommend calling a pest control service. They will need to investigate to see where they are coming from. You may be in your walls or such and they will need to remove them.

  • Sharon
    on Jun 14, 2020

    If there inside you need an exterminator. If they are outside you might try this fan trick with a screen..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BhV-o77RqQ

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