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Killing Termites In Antique Furniture

One of the problems which you might face when you have antique furniture at home is a termite infestation. This breed of termite nests, feeds and lives in wood which is old and has little to no moisture present in it. Since, they do not need to nest in a soiled furniture, as do other breeds of termites, they can subsist in wood furniture for lengthy periods of time, wreaking havoc for you.

Here are some of the ways in which you can deal with termite infestation in antique furniture. There is no need of getting rid of your antique furniture when you have these easy remedies in hand.

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  1. When you have a termite infestation in your antique furniture, you need to make sure that you let it air out in the sunlight. Keeping it in the sunlight for a maximum period of 4 hours will help to get rid of the termite problem.
  2. There are natural medicines which will help you get rid of termite in your antique furniture. Neem for example is one of the best natural medicines which is good to kill termites.
  3. Salt too is another remedy which you can use to kill termites in your antique furniture.
  4. One of the ways in which you can get rid of the termite infestation in your antique furniture is by sprinkling a little red chilli powder in the nests of the termites, It will aggravate the termites and thus kill it.
  5. Termites hate the smell of anything bitter. Therefore, you can sprinkle a little bitter gourd juice near the nest of the termites. It can also stop the infestation to a great extent.

These are some of the ways in which you can kill and stop a termite infestation in your antique furniture.

Story first published: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 20:00 [IST]
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