“Orange” You Glad It’s Organic?

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

Akamai Pest Solutions uses an organic process of treating drywood termites without tenting that is catching on fast. Each situation with termites is different, so the experts at Akamai try to develop a treatment plan for each individual customer. The great thing about not having to tent, other than the obvious inconveniences, is that a one-size-fits-all approach does not have to be used. Why gas an entire house when most of the time very little infestation is present?

Since it’s swarm season, keep watch and remember that swarming termites may or may not be coming from inside your house. Oftentimes swarmers are subterranean termites.

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Here are frequently asked questions Akamai can answer:

Q: If a building only has a few units with termite activity, do I need to treat the entire building?
A: No, we can target and treat individual units, and still inspect other units and warranty the entire complex.

Q: Does Akamai check and treat attics?
A: Yes, attics often have drywood termite infestations.

Q: Can I keep the termites from coming back?
A: No. With our process, as well as fumigation or heat treatment, there is no residual chemical left to treat future swarmers.

Q: Is there a treatment that is 100 percent guaranteed to work all the time?
A: No method is 100 percent effective all the time, but there are three proven effective methods of treatment used for drywood termite treatment: fumigation, heat and orange oil.

Q: So what can I do to protect against infestations?
A:
Akamai can do preventative treatments in attics and crawl spaces with a residual material that is not orange oil, which is organic and will biodegrade over time. Homeowners also can make sure cracks around walls and windows, as well as attic vent areas, are sealed. During swarm season, keep lamps and lights to a minimum and put a pan of water under a light to attract and drown termites.

Q: Can I stay in my house during/after treatment?
A:
Yes, as orange oil only goes into the infested wood. We have treated homes and business with people present. This is especially beneficial for those with physical or medical conditions.

Q: How can I find out more information about XT-2000 orange oil?
A: Akamai is a certified service provider of XT-2000 orange oil in Hawaii. For more information, visit XT2000.com. Call Akamai Pest Solutions or go online for safe termite treatments that protect our environment.

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