In some research and DIY tips recommendations, orange oil is said to eliminate termites. This is due to the major and active ingredient found in orange oil extract it contains d-limonene that has the killing element.
However, field study shows the orange oil extract has limited efficacy in termite control, potentially due to its short residual effect. Here are some clarifications on how to kill termites in the orange oil myth
There is also a need to address the common misconception that resolving surface infestation (on-spot treatment) is an eradication solution. While it fixes physical problem and remove obvious tangible symptoms, dealing with root source, which is below and within the structure is not resolved.
While DIY is common in managing some common pests that are less challenging such as cockroaches and ants, self-help solutions by using orange oil for termite treatment are highly discouraged.
This is because the orange oil extract is flammable and acidic, which increases combustion risks of fire, putting family and home at health and safety risks. As it is extracted from orange peels, it should not be confused with orange consumptions, particularly if there are kids in the home.
More often, we forget pests travel upwards and sideways. Your home might not be affected or show visible signs of infestation, however because landed homes are usually connected in a cluster or row, your home could be at risks of neighbouring infestation. Seek early home protection is less costly, worry-some and disruptive by reacting to various onsite problems, such as structural damages, cracked walls, collapsed ceilings or presence of unsightly mud tubes on the wall.
While signs of termites are best to detect through professional termite specialist where they make use of Microwave Technology to trace termite movements, there are some visible signs we can take note. This includes the mud tubes grown on the wall, presence of infested wood and logs in the garden, cracked and damaged walls, saw dust accumulating on the surfaces and blobs of the wallpaper or flooring. You may also notice flying insects (flying termites) or called as swarmers which is a sign of termite infestation as they mate and build new colonies.
For adequate and long-term protection, you may opt for the termiticide injection method where barriers are built around the home to prevent termite entries. The active ingredient aims to stop termites from feeding, while spreading the solution to the workers thus eliminating the colony as quick as a few months. The other option is to detect, lure and bait where baiting units are inserted into the ground to detect termite activities before replacing with active ingredient to control the colony. There are cheaper and quicker alternatives where contact treatments at localised areas and conducted to remove infested parts of the home. However, this may involve multiple injections and depending on the termite infestation level, the control efficacy may be minimal.
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While insecticides can get rid of physical termites, they are still short-term and localised remedies and might not eliminate termite infestation. In addition, as termites live underground or found within structures, it is difficult to reach to the colony with your DIY termite eradication methods. Termites also infest in furniture and frames, and require proper penetration in order to treat the hidden termites. Professional termite specialists are equipped with the right tools and technology to apply termite treatment effectively and efficiently.
There are three species of termites found in Singapore commonly:
As these termite species respond to treatments differently, do engage with a professional pest control company as they can provide targeted termite control solutions to tackle termite infestations effectively.
As termites feast on the wood in your homes and burrow within the walls, they are capable of causing extensive structural damage. Not only does that presents a safety hazard to you and your loved ones, but it also reduces the property value of your homes. In addition, the recovery and rectification of the damages caused by termite infestation can be costly and time consuming. As such, once you notice presence of termite activities in your home, it is crucial to engage with a professional pest control service in Singapore in order to treat the problem early with lesser disruption and financial impact.
Here are a few signs of a termite infestation that you should look out:
Yes. Termites can spread from one place to another through the following means:
Subsequently, you should always look out for signs of termites and especially inspect your wood furniture, walls and structures for them. Professional termite control offers proper and accurate termite inspection by using Microwave Technology to scan for presence of termite activities.
The price of termite control in Singapore is influenced by three factors:
It is important to evaluate a few options of the pest control company, by finding out on their brand credibility, customer satisfaction, and years of pest control expertise.
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