Local Treatment
Fumigation vs. Local Treatment

It is next to impossible to locate every Drywood Termite colony in a structure. Wood frame construction in modern structures contains many voids that cannot be inspected for Drywood Termites. This is an important factor in why fumigation remains the leading treatment for Drywood Termites.

Furthermore, even if all infestations are located, penetrating wood with conventional treatments is difficult and often damage cosmetic portions of the structure.

Alternative Drywood Termite treatments have been introduced to the pest control industry in recent years. While new technologies are exciting in termite elimination, the same local treatment issues exist with these methods.

Orange Oil Local Treatment

ProCitra-DL orange oil is a naturally occurring essential oil containing the active ingredient d-limonene. This citrus oil is derived from the rind of the orange and is used in a variety of products from pet shampoos to household cleaners. This formula has made it possible to treat termites effectively without chemicals.

When injected directly into termite galleries, ProCitra-DL kills termites and their eggs on contact.

The reason ProCitra-DL orange oil and d-limonene are so devastating to termites is because of its exceptionally high citric acid content. This highly acidic pH level is of minimal consequence to humans, but to termites it is fatal.

ProCitra-DL affects the exoskeletons and eggs of termites that come in contact with it, and should these pests be unfortunate enough to devour any wood that was recently treated, their stomachs will suffer a similar fate.

Although ProCitra-DL will biodegrade in about four days, during that residual period, termites that eat treated wood through which d-Limonene travels will also be eradicated.

Another amazing property of ProCitra-DL is its ability to actually wick through wood, traveling through the porous cells in all direction and even defying gravity! Orange oil will not only treat the areas into which it is injected, but will soak into the surrounding areas as well.

ProCitra-DL is a professional use contact aerosol that contains no synthetically engineered active ingredients. d-Limonene, ProCitra-DL’s active ingredient, comes directly from orange and other citrus peels making it useful for any sensitive account.

ProCitra-DL, part of Whitmire Micro-Gen’s line of "green" pest management products, is a botanical-based insecticide ideal for Crack & Crevice and spot treatment in both food and nonfood handling areas. It kills a wide variety of pests including ants, cockroaches, fleas and spiders and may be used in sensitive accounts such as schools, nursing homes, food processing plants, hospitals and government buildings.

Premise® Local Treatment

Premise® is a non-repellent termite treatment. Premise® gets rid of termites in several ways. First, termites are eliminated as they ingest or contact Premise® in the Treated Zone™. Second, termites transfer Premise® through social interaction and cannibalism. Termites survive as a colony and are in constant contact with each other. Premise® uses this against them to protect your home!