Termites account for some of the worst pest problems in U.S. households. Traditional methods for eliminating them often rely on the use of harsh toxic chemicals that pose major health hazards, especially to children and the elderly. Fortunately, there are safe and reliable ways to eliminate and prevent termite problems.

Termite Problems

There are modern, innovative solutions that are used to control termites. For example, orange peel extracts are used to create liquid sprays that are applied to the places where termites are suspected to be. First of all, such chemicals are environmentally friendly as they are biodegradable. Second of all, orange peel ingredients are not toxic to humans but are, in fact, already commonly used in household cleaning products and fragrances. Orange extracts have a special chemical composition that is ideal for killing termites and penetrating deep into wooden surfaces. The respiratory system of termites becomes compromised when exposed to small traces of any citrus-based liquids. Additionally, orange extracts can spread smoothly onto wooden structures, where termites nest inside a home.

The process of termite extermination and control begins with a thorough inspection of a property. A professional exterminator will use advanced tools to conduct the checkup. For example, a borescope is used to get detailed views of hard-to-reach areas in between the walls and floors of a home. This optical tool can be compared to the devices used by medical experts when performing diagnostic tests and even surgical procedures.

Licensed exterminators can also locate the nest of a termite colony that is invading a household. It is important to identify where the termite eggs are located in order to prevent future infestation. Finding out how an exterminator works can be an educational and even fun process for homeowners. Homeowners may learn about environmentally friendly ways to control pest infestation problems in an effective matter.

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Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.