Killing Termites with Orange Oil: Effective?
LESLIE: Tai in California’s having some termite issues. What’s going on?
TAI: Hello, hi. Yes, I heard some people mention about a new technique about orange oil to kill the termites. (inaudible at 0:14:24.5)
TOM: You want to kill termites with orange oil?
TAI: Yes, I would like to know how effective is this technique, you know?
TOM: Yeah, well I think you’d have to have a party and invite the termites because they actually have to contact it for that to happen.
TOM: If you want to eliminate termites from your house, the best thing to do is to use a product called Termidor – T-e-r-m-i-d-o-r.
TOM: It has to be professionally applied. Basically it goes in the soil around the house. It’s undetectable to termites. They pass through it. They get it on their bodies. They take it back to the rest of the nest and it’s sort of like biological warfare for termites. It wipes out the entire nest and you don’t have to worry about them coming back. The natural remedies are not going to be effective and your house is too important an investment to waste on something like that. So if you have a termite problem, get the right professionals in there to put down the right product and don’t have to worry about it again.
LESLIE: Well and I think all the talk about orange oil is that it’s a contact killer, so it has to come into contact with every single termite in every single infested area and there’s no way that you can cover that much ground. I mean it’s shown to work but it’s not very effective because you really have to go crazy with it.
TAI: I see, I see. Yes, so that answers my question. Thank you so much.
TOM: You’re welcome, Tai. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.