When you’ve found a termite infestation inside your home, it’s probably not a dampwood or subterranean termite infestation; those types are usually found in the home’s exterior wood components or living in nearby soil colonies. The good news is that a single drywood colony contains only a few hundred termites in a single section of wood. Drywood termites don’t travel far from their colony, either, increasing the likelihood that you’ll be able to kill all the termites in the colony you discovered.
Things You'll Need
- Power drill with bit
- Orange oil
- Gardening or cooking syringe
Drill several holes in the wood section that hosts your infestation.
Open a gardening or cooking syringe and carefully pour orange oil into it.
Inject the orange oil into each hole you drilled. As termites come into the contact with the oil itself or the air around the oil, the pests either die immediately or later starve to death. Those that don’t immediately die bring the oil into other parts of the colony and spread its effects.