Termite is a eusocial insect. It feeds on wood and becomes a pest. Before you deal with this insect, you have to know how termite looks like. It varies by species. Termites species are damp wood, dry wood, subterranean, and Formosan. The size between ¼ inch and ½ inch long with soft bodies. They have straight antennae. The colors range from light brown to white. If you have a question like ‘can termite fly?’, the answer is ‘Yes.’ If you see they are flying, it means they are adult reproductive termites.
Termite on furniture is very dangerous. We do not know when the infestation creeps begin. Subterranean and dry wood termites love to damage. The subterranean termites live in soil and wood, while dry wood termites only live in the wood. Moist condition supports them to make colonies. They start to destroy the wooden foundations in the beginning and continue to destroy all. To notice termite in wood furniture, you have to identify it first. Check the holes in the woodwork. If you push it and it falls, it means termite is there. You also could check its wings around. Subterranean termites usually make mud tube formations. You may see it on the walls.
After the investigation has finished, it is time to know how to prevent termite.
Since termites love the moist and dark conditions, you have to find something they hate. Give them sunlight for 2-3 days. They will die easily because they cannot stand the heat. On the other hand, your furniture will not get moist anymore.
Make a trap. You can try to make a trap by using cardboard. Make it from a woody smell contains with cellulose. Put some water to make it moisten and make a distinct smell. Place around the infected area. This is also good to be used as termite furniture treatment.
However, once your furniture is already get damaged, you have to do something else. Usually, there is nothing you can do for it. You may try to replace damaged sections or add wood support. It is cheaper to add wood support than to replace it. You need to contact local contractors about it. Before spending more budget, try to know how often termite inspection should be done each year from professional point of view. On the other hand, to get more ideas to prevent and rid termite, you may type ‘How to fix termite damage’ from your search engine. You cannot do any repair unless the pest professionals have confirmed that there are no more termites there. Prevention is better and cheaper than treating termites damage.