Many organic pesticides use alternative methods to kill pests. XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ uses a low impact and proven method to not only kill termites but to also help prevent their “occupation” of your home. Let’s have a closer look at how XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ works.
Termites Have Specific Needs
Orange oil is known as an effective organic pesticide against termites thanks to its active ingredient — d-limonene, which is a chemical that comes from the rind of oranges. It works by taking advantage of a symbiotic relationship between the termite and its gut bacteria. Orange oil itself does not kill termites, but it does kill the gut bacteria that termites depend on to break down wood into food. XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ has orange oil so it is effective against termites. Without the beneficial gut bacteria, termites cannot break down wood into food. The short story is that they die.
XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ Makes Your Home Inhospitable to Termites
XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ goes a little bit further to help protect homes from termites. Termites that live in wood need a fairly consistent environment. The wood needs to hold about 8 percent moisture for termites to survive. XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ is also a wicking agent. It moves moisture out of wood so that the wood becomes inhospitable to termites. Oil floats on water because it has a denser molecular structure. When applied to wood, the dense arrangement of molecules pushes water out of the wood. When the moisture content drops, termites die. That is the second way that XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ works to kill termites.
The following video shows how the wicking agent works:
XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ Is Also A Preventative
What is important to point out is that pesticides do not help prevent termite infestations. They only kill termites. They also leave behind a nasty set of toxins that are easy to transfer to pets and children. D-limonene, the active ingredient in XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™, is least toxic and low impact. It is the oil itself that is the preventative. When termite colonies disperse, the new queen flies out to find a new home. If the wood content of your home is not suitable for termite survival, they move on towards a new target. By being a wicking agent, XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ keeps wood in a state that is not hospitable for termites and the chances of an infestation decrease significantly. In short, XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ not only kills existing termites, but also helps to prevent new infestations. It offers both an offense and a defense.
The Benefits of XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™
There are many benefits of using XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ as a treatment for termites. Those include:
- No toxic residue
- Effectively kills termites
- Is a preventative against termite infestation
- Works against all wood boring insects — carpenter ants, wood boring beetles, carpenter bees, etc.
- 100 percent renewable and sustainable
- Includes a whole structure warranty
- No tenting required so there’s no hassle in moving out
- Very cost-effective and affordable
Traditional termite treatment is expensive and very inconvenient. The easy to use XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ is effective against termites and without all of the expense and hassle of traditional termite treatment.