Magic or Marketing Madness?
Marketing Or Truth?
Orange oil is a marketing tool to play on people wanting to go green. Going green and having your termites taken care of with the least amount of toxic exposure is not a bad thing. We all want that, and most termite companies can provide that.
The big advertisers of recent months may be charging consumers 200% and more for “their” orange oil then other companies would charge for their Green products and promising to eliminate all your termites. If you believe that then you stay away from all salesmen!
Dozens of green products are either better or just as good as d-limonene (orange oil). All of them are only local treatments and have no “transfer effect” (except imidacloprid and fipronil), meaning they only kill what they touch. The “wicking” mentioned in the commercials is a huge exaggeration!
Did you know there are many, many non toxic or hardly toxic chemicals for eliminating termites? There are products containing thyme oils, rosemary oils, peppermint oils, wintergreen oils, mineral oils and borates.
Orange oil is D-limonene. D-limonene contains Terpene and Terpenoid. Terpenes are natural products derived from plants. “The biological and ecochemical functions of terpenes have not yet been fully investigated!” However, this is taken from a 2007 study.