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What is Orange Oil?

Orange oil products contain the active ingredient d-limonene. D-limonene is extracted from the rinds of oranges, and it’s the same chemical found in many household products. Due to d-limonene’s low toxicity, it has become a popular method of termite control for many home owners concerned with the use of pesticides. Orange oil is also used in the manufacturing of resins, cleaning compounds, and as a fragrance additive in many products.

How does an Orange Oil Termite Treatment work?

Orange Oil is applied with the drill and treat method. A series of holes is drilled in infested walls. Then, the Orange Oil into the holes, where it spreads throughout the wood beams, killing termites and termite eggs on contact.  The holes are then patched and painted leaving a trace of orange scent.  Termites not directly hit with the product will die if they eat any wood recently treated.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Orange Oil Termite Treatment

Advantages of Orange Oil Termite Treatment

Disadvantages of Orange Oil Termite Treatment

Organic form of Termite control, for customer concerned about pesticides

No need to leave house during treatment, or worry about food products becoming contaminated

Provides a quick contact kill for termites in the treated wood.

No need for technicians to access your roof

Since Orange oil is biodegradable (93% in 21 days) it is not as effective for long-term residual guard against termite infestations.

Only effective if termites come into contact with it.

Because the wood needs to be drilled in, filled, then plastered and painted the procedure may be more time consuming then other methods

The citrus scent may be overpowering

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