...from damage. And one way of doing it is to keep termites away from the house. Termites eat wood. And they grow in colonies. There are natural and non-chemical (do-it-yourself) way to get rid of termites. One is fumigation. I know some people are allergic to smoke, but in general, this method is effective. If you sense signs of termites in your house, the best thing to do to prevent them from ruining your home is by using anti-termite house treatments.