Spring Into Action for a Solution to Termites

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

A change of seasons brings many things in Hawaii, but the least favorite event that occurs during spring is the beginning of swarm season for drywood and subterranean termites. When termite colonies reach a certain size, swarmers are released to build new colonies. The only positive part of this is that very few swarmers actually live long enough to make it into a crack or hole in a piece of wood to shed their wings, pair up to mate and begin a new colony of termites.

Once drywood termites get into a piece of wood, it takes about three years to produce enough offspring and eat enough wood to excrete an amount of fecal pellets that will end up being exposed and showing that a colony exists.

Akamai Pest Solutions has been treating homes, doctors offices, condominium projects and schools, buildings for the University of Hawaii, the state and federal government, care homes and so many unique structures for nine years throughout the state. It offers a safer method to treat drywood termite infestations — orange oil.

People are realizing the dangers of tent fumigation and that it’s not always 100 percent effective. The biggest draw to the safer method is that people do not have stay in a hotel, bag food, risk roof and solar damage or hire a security guard to protect their homes.

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XT-2000 Orange Oil is an organic product that has a capillary affect when wood is treated with it. This means it travels through the infested wood for days so that termites cannot escape it. It will kill adults as well as termite eggs, which fumigation will not, so there is less risk for re-infestation.

Customers can be in the structure when it is being treated and it only leaves behind a pleasant orange smell for a day or so. It is safer for children, pets and those who have health and mobility issues.

The process begins with a thorough inspection of your home or business before treatment. Akamai provides a warranty with all of its orange oil treatments. An average home will take one to two hours to inspect and a minimum of four hours to treat. The treatment time depends on the size of the structure and how much infestation is present.

The company also provides ground treatment service, but uses a regular liquid termiticide because the orange oil will not leave the necessary residual for a long warranty.

AKAMAI PEST SOLUTIONS
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