Termites are fast-moving, destructive and hungry little bugs. There are two types of termites in a colony: small, cream-colored worker termites and the winged swarmers. If you see winged swarmers flying around your tree around March through May, the tree is infested. You could hire a professional to treat the tree or you could treat the tree yourself. If you find swarmers in your home, this means that the house is most likely infested and a professional should be contacted.
Things You'll Need
- Drill bit
- Low-pressure pump sprayer
- Termite spot treatment poison
- Wood filling compound
- Putty knife
- Termite bait plugs
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Drill four to five small holes into the tree near the area that you see the termites.
Spray the entire tree with the low-pressure pump sprayer filled with termite spot treatment poison. Pay close attention to filling the holes.
Fill the holes with wood-filling compound to prevent any diseases from entering the tree. Press the filler into the holes with a putty knife.
Bury the bait plugs around the stump of the tree. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the exact positioning and soil depth.