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Termite Treatment Methods

Posted by Harry Pritikin on Saturday, 26 October 2019, at 7:53 a.m.
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In response to 143618: are there alternatives to tenting?, posted by Michael 78 on Friday, 25 October 2019, at 10:26 a.m.

Aloha Michael, There are several companies on the big island that use orange oil. They claim it works as good at tenting. Copy & paste this URL into a browser.
https://www.google.com/search?ei=W4S0Xf2LE5PB0PEPsZmrSA&q=orange+oil+termite+treatment+kailua+kona&oq=orange+oil+termite+treatment+kailua+kona&gs_l=psy-ab.12...108.108..2366...0.0..0.0.0.......0....1..gws-wiz.6C77GywTF3Q&ved=0ahUKEwi9penEu7rlAhWTIDQIHbHMCgkQ4dUDCAs

However the tenting companies claim that the chemicals they use leave no residue. I believe them (I had two years of college chemistry). It's a gas. You open the house up after the tent is removed and let it air out for a day and that's it. With orange oil, the technicians have to find every spot where the critters have a nest. If they miss a spot in a hard to access nook or cranny, then you still have termites that can spread to other parts of the house. The gas penetrates even the smallest nooks & crannies and kills every termite, ant, centipede, cockroach and any & all other insects anywhere in the house. Just sayin'. Mahalo, Harry www.konarealestateagent.com


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