The Natural Oil That Wipes Out Drywood Termites
If you’re skeptical about whether you have a drywood termite infestation in your home, there are a few ways you can tell them apart from subterranean termites. Unlike the latter, which live in ground nests, drywood termites reside inside the wood that they’re feeding on. They also leave their conspicuous droppings, which look like small pellets, out in the open via tiny holes in the wood. Drywood termite poop pellets have ridges on them that are unique to their breed. Once you’ve established that you do have a drywood termite infestation, then it’s time to break into action with your clove bud oil.
Since you’re treating the wood against pests, diluting the essential oil is unnecessary. You can use it as is. Essential oils are volatile and will evaporate without harming the wood. Pour the oil into a spray bottle and spray the affected wood thoroughly. This is a natural, non-toxic way to eliminate termites destroying your property without endangering the environment or the health of those living in the house.