ORANGE OIL IS EFFECTIVE.
XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus™ commissioned an efficacy study of orange oil by Dr. Rudolf H. Scheffrahn, an entomologist at the University of Florida.
Dr. Scheffrahn treated trunks and branches of trees with active termite galleries.
“None of the water-treated members contained any dead individuals, whereas, members treated with orange oil yielded a total mean mortality of 97.4%.”Segments treated with water, the control substance, did nothing to the termites, however, boards treated with Orange Oil destroyed over 98% of the termites.
SMART does orange oil differently. Better.
Orange Oil treatment has long been recognized as a safer, more convenient, and environmentally friendly approach to termite control. However, not all orange oil companies are the same. SMART’s approach works better. Here’s why:
We Know termites.
One of our owners, and the guy in charge of service, John Rourk (PCO 1399) is an Associated Certified Entomologist (ACE). He’s been killing termites for 20 years and is an absolute expert. He finds the best products and technology to use. He also works with the tech team when they need another opinion on the best way to solve a problem. When it comes to termites, John is a wizard.
We use technology to find them.
SMART uses Termatrac radar and laser detection technology, accoustic monitoring, and traditional termite inspection methods to pinpoint termite colonies. Because you can’t tream them if you don’t know where they are.
Our technicians know what they’re doing.
They average 16 years of experience and are all factory-trained by the company that makes Orange Oil.
Orange Oil saturation technique.
Traditional spot treatment methods only treat termite galleries (the main gathering place deep in the wood). SMART saturates the infested areas with Orange Oil, which then wicks through about 30 inches of wood. We spend a lot more on orange oil, but that’s what we think it takes to do it right.
We make sure that they are dead. We confirm this using the Termatrac before we leave your house.
How to know if you have termites:
Here in Hawaii, drywood termites are most common, although subterranean termites can also infest our homes. They live underground, in dead wood, and in lumber. You’ll probably only see them when they’re migrating or swarming on the lumber that makes up your house, for example. They can do a lot of expensive damage, so it’s important to know what to look for:
Termite droppings look like little piles of tiny, hexagonal, wood-colored coffee beans. But much smaller than coffee beans.
Mud tubes on exterior surfaces such as concrete and brick
Discarded insect wings that are all the same size are an indication that a termite colony has migrated, or swarmed. Warm temperatures and wet weather often initiate swarms, and here in Hawaii, they can occur almost anytime.
If you see any of these signs of an infestation, call us to schedule a free assessmentSCHEDULE YOUR FREE ASSESSMENT NOW.
How our orange oil treatment process works:
The key to orange oil treatments is finding all of the bugs and using the right technique to get the orange oil to the termites. This means highly trained inspectors and technicians using cutting edge tools. The end-to-end process of getting rid of your termites is about one month. It starts with you calling to schedule an appointment for a free assessment. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each step of the process.
A licensed Smart Pest Prevention Control Field Representative or Technician will assess and document areas current termite infestations and recommend a treatment plan, and a fixed price for the service. The inspector will be present for 1.0 to 1.5 hours and about 20 minutes of the resident’s time will be required. There is no cost for the inspection, but a 50% down payment is required when the treatment plan is approved.
A tentative appointment will be set within 24 hours of contract approval, and you will be contacted to confirm a treatment time within 48 hours. There is typically a two-week interval from contract to treatment.
A licensed and insured termite technician reviews the treatment plan with resident and performs treatment. This takes as much or as little of the resident’s time as desired. The duration of the treatment is dependent on the level of infestation, but the average is 3 hours. Final Payment due at time of treatment.
A Smart Pest Prevention leadership team member will call two weeks after treatment to request feedback on the overall service experience, and the Smart Pest Prevention Service Manager will call 30 days after treatment to confirm there is no evidence of active termites. If termite activity is identified anytime during the warranty Smart Pest Prevention technicians will come back to re-inspect and/or re-treat.
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