What are the Termite Mud Tubes? Are They Dangerous?
Termite Mud Tubes – What are the Termite Mud Tubes? Are They Dangerous? – Termite existence might be the annoying if it appears especially in your house. There are also termite mud tubes around the termites nest. What is that? Mud tube is kind of the path of termite that is made from the soil and wood. Usually the size of mud tube is not as bigger as the pencil sized. Then, there are three types of termite mud tubes. First, the working tube which is for the bridge between the nest and the wood for termite. Second, the exploratory tube is usually used for the way of extending from soil. The last is drop tube that is used for the way for coming back from wood to the soil.
Sometimes the termite mud tubes are no longer active, but it also has possibility that the mud tube is still active. To check whether it is still active or not, you can break the tube off then leave it for a while. Then, if you found that mud tube is repaired again so that there are still termites and they are active in your house.
What make it is more wonderful is, the small mud tubes can be build up to some miles. It can be imagined that the miles of small mud tube can destroy your properties. However, you can take some prevention and treatment such as do inspection to make sure the mud tube and termites are really in your house, identification to make sure is the mud tube is still active or not and the last is call the professional if it cause the big trouble in your house.
For the brief prevention of controlling the termite mud tubes, there are three ways. First, you have to avoid making the condition to be moist. Termites are like to live in the moist environment which is the wooden thing near to the soil. Second, you have to watch the sanitation. While constructing the house, make sure that you have to remove the old form boards and grade stakes after building your house. Don’t forget to remove all the old tree stumps and root, because it could be the way for termites for coming to your house. Third, you have to do some soil treatments. For the fourth treatment is the foundational treatment. It is very important because it could be the things that attracting the termites. Some ways of foundational treatment are vertical drilling, crawl spaces, or treating wood directly. The last, you have to do some wood treatment. You have to prepare some materials like borates such as Timbor or Boracare. It can help the wooden properties in your house are protected. Besides, it can also prevent the decay fungi in the wood.
So, is it not too easy to remove the mud tubes from house, right? But you can try some ways then call the professional if you get some big trouble. The main point is, it is really important to do some treatment continually for getting rid both of termites and its termite mud tubes.