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If you have termites, you may be tempted to call a pest remover and pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to have them completely eliminated from your home. However, professional termite removers offer pesticides for termite control. They use harsh chemicals to treat your home and the surrounding areas. Instead of using a professional who has these harsh and dangerous chemicals, try using organic termite control instead.

Why Use Organic Termite Control?

Organic termite control is better for the environment than pesticide treatment or extermination treatments. Organic termite control does not pollute the environment like regular chemicals do. They are not harmful to the good insects in the area (like pollinating bees or ladybugs who eat many other bugs), or to the people who are implementing the method. Because organic termite control focuses on using locally available materials instead of imported and expensive materials, organic termite control can be much cheaper than hiring a professional exterminator. In addition, using an organic method for termite control keeps the genetic diversity in the farming system. This is crucial to providing resistance for the bugs and pests that actually feed on termites. Many people do not realize that termites are actually beneficial in some ways, and organic termite control methods regulate termite numbers instead of completely eliminating the termite population. This keeps the benefits provided by the termites.

What Benefits Do Termites Have?

Termites are actually beneficial in some ways and organic termite control—not termite elimination—is crucial for handling your termite problem. Termites aerate the soil with their burrowing. The termites eating and digesting soil also breaks down and releases organic matter into the soil. Soil is more fertile when termite mounds (which are rich in minerals), are crushed and put back into the soil. If you live on a farm, you may want to keep some termites around because the termite mounds that cows love to lick are a source of minerals for those cattle. In addition, while not in more cultured areas, some countries use the clay termite mounds to make more resistant bricks than the normal sun dried clay.

How To Control Termites Organically

There are many natural methods for termite control (and even rodent control for that matter!). First, try adding organic material to the soil. Some types of termites thrive on eating the dead plant material in soil. If you have more organic materials than dead plant material, you may have the termites running to a tastier patch of soil. Another form of natural termite control is encouraging termite predators. Spiders, beetles, flies, and wasps are all natural termite predators. Other mammals such as aardvarks and monkeys are also termite predators. However, breeding and encouraging these insects and animals may not be a possibility, so you may need to use other natural forms of termite control to stop your termite problem!