Termites are active year round, causing costly damage to wood structures in Temecula. However, most of the year, termites are virtually unseen—doing their work behind the scenes. But, in spring, the subterranean termites that are local to Temecula make a brief appearance, giving Temecula homeowners the opportunity to spot an infestation that they may not be able to see during the rest of the year. [Read more…]
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Orange oil has been the “go-to” natural termite treatment in Temecula for many years. However, it has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more Temecula residents are looking for a “green” termite treatment.
What is Orange Oil and How Does It Get Rid of Termites?
Orange oil is an extract from orange peels. Technical-grade orange oil, which is what is used in termite treatment, is produced through a steam distillation process (as opposed to the cold pressed process used to produce food-grade orange oil). Orange oil is very low in toxicity, but can cause irritation to the eyes and skin through prolonged contact. Orange oil is found in many household cleaners, because it is also an excellent natural solvent and degreaser. [Read more…]