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How do you get rid of drywood termites?

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Get rid of dry wood termites by using orange oil in the infested areas. Also, buying a microwave-emitting device or exposing the infested areas to sunlight may also eradicate dry wood termites.

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Orange oil is obtained from orange peels and is non-toxic and water-soluble. Avoid getting the oil on skin as it may cause skin irritation.

Using orange oil requires drilling small holes in the infested wood and spraying the oil into the holes. Results with this method vary, but orange oil is inexpensive enough that most homeowners can afford multiple applications, if necessary.

Another method of getting rid of dry wood termites is by using microwaves. Many home improvement stores sell portable microwave devices, many of which are 90 percent effective for eliminating termites. The cost of these devices vary and drilling is not required.

Also available at some home improvement stores are electrocution devices, which are another effective way to eradicate termites. Although it is not necessary to drill holes for this method, it may make the treatment more effective, notes PestKill.org.

Another way to eradicate dry wood termites without calling a professional is to use sunlight. When possible, remove the infested wood and place it in an area that receives high sunlight. Leave it in the sun for as long as possible and the termites will die off.

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