How to Use Vinegar for Termites

Termites are a particular problem for homeowners in many areas of the United States. In the United States, about 85 percent to 90 percent of all termite damage is caused by subterranean termites that attack anything made of wood including fencing and dead timber as well as flowers and crops. Serious infestations are common in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Killing these pests is an urgent matter for many, with vinegar being a particularly potent weapon.

Step 1

Mix half a cup of vinegar with the juice of two lemons. Pour the vinegar and lemon juice into a spray bottle. This will make it easier to dispense in affected areas.

Step 2

Spray the mixture onto any entrance holes or termite mounds you come across. Also spray onto any surfaces termites might attack like wooden structures or garden fences as well as corners of buildings termites might eat into. The mixture will seep through the cracks and holes and kill the termites.

Step 3

Check to see if the termites have been eliminated after a few days. If not, repeat this process.


Ricky Durrance

Since 2010, Ricky Durrance has been working as a freelance copywriter and is skilled in producing articles, press releases, website content and daily blogs for various clients. Durrance uses his knowledge of home and garden, finance, animals and home improvement to write for various websites. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Leicester, England.