Orange oil products contain the active ingredient d−Limonene which 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 the preferred termite control method for many home owners and businesses. Orange oil is also used in the manufacturing of resins, cleaning compounds, and as a fragrance additive in many products.
Advantages of Orange Oil Treatment
- Of course, no moving out overnight.
- No need to remove plants or board pets.
- No bagging of food or medicine.
- No walking on the roof.
- Controls drywood termites.
D−Limonene can be used to treat most areas of a structure. Areas once considered inaccessible can now become visible through the use of fiber optic scopes. When there is a reason to believe termite infestation extends into inaccessible areas such as wall voids a small hole can be made to look inside. Once the extent of the termite infestations is known, treatments can be made to control the termites. Upon injection into the termite galleries, the d−Limonene kills termites and their eggs. Termites not directly hit with the product will die if they eat any wood recently treated. Because d−Limonene based products will biodegrade in a short time, we recommend using a low toxic residual chemical like Bora−Care® for long lasting protection.
If traditional chemical application is out of of the question, Orange Oil can control your drywood termite infestations and keep your home protected from the extensive damage that an untreated termite infestation can cause.