Orange Oil Termite Control an
Alternative Termite Solution
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 the preferred termite control method for many home owners and industries. Orange oil is also used in the manufacturing of resins, cleaning compounds, and as a fragrance additive in many products.
Get an Honest Opinion
Trained licensed inspectors can determine the extent of your infestation and give you an honest evaluation of how effective a "no move out" termite control process will be for your home or structure. D-limonene based termite and pest control products are not considered an alternative to tenting as the two processes are completely different and offer different pros and cons. Ask your termite inspector to explain the pros and cons of all termite treatment options so that you can make an educated decision when selecting your control method. Every property is unique and you need an honest evalutation of your specific situtation prior to treatment. No infestation is the same and no single treatment method can handle every type of termite infestation.
Advantages of "No Move Out" Termite Control
- Of course, no moving out overnight during the treatment.
- No need to remove plants or board pets.
- No bagging of food or medicine.
- No walking on the roof.
D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature.
It's the main constituent in many citrus oils including oranges,
limes, grapefruits, lemons, and mandarins.
D-limonene is more commonly known as orange oil and this is
where the name Orange Oil Termite Control comes from.
Orange Oil for killing termites could also be referred to as
D-limonene Termite Control. D-limonene is referred to in the
Code of Federal Regulations as (GRAS) Generally Recognized as
Safe to be used as a flavoring agent and can be found in many
commonly manufactured food items such as baked goods products,
ice cream, juices, and many soft drinks. Orange Oil is
known to have moderately low toxicity. An orange oil termite
treatment can be an effective low toxicity control method when
performed by expert technicians.
Orange oil is ideal for sensitive accounts.
Orange oil is an all natural product to control drywood
termites. Orange Oil has a pleasing orange scent unlike
other chemical insecticide. Orange oil's active ingredient,
comes directly from orange and other citrus peels making it
useful for any sensitive termite treatment.
Orange Oil is
a botanical-based insecticide ideal for spot treatments in
both food and nonfood handling areas. An orange oil termite
treatment is ideal for sensitive accounts such as schools,
nursing homes, food processing plants, hospitals and
Localized Treatment Methods
D-limonene can be used to treat most areas of a structure. Areas once considered inaccessible 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. Once injected 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, some recommend using a low toxic residual chemical like Bora-Care® for long lasting protection.