Termite Health Risks

Termites are one of the greatest enemies to homeowners, as they can cause severe damage to a house within just a few days. These insects live in large colonies and prefer to eat wood and other cellulose material. They can be found in the dark and damp areas of the house. 

Termites are tiny creatures that are generally light brown or white in color and are likely to possess straight antennae. There are several species of termites but the three most common ones found in the United States are dry wood termites, damp wood termites, and subterranean termites. 

In addition to the destruction they wreak on homes, they can be harmful to human health as well. Although rare, their bites can cause several painful symptoms including itching, irritation, swelling, and redness. If these symptoms are not treated on time, they may get worse and may require serious medical care.  

Termites usually do not carry any serious diseases with them. Therefore, people often ignore their bites. But some people are susceptible to infection from termite bites, which should not be ignored. You can deal with termite bites with some simple steps: wash the affected area with water and soap, apply a cold compress to ease discomfort, and observe the area for changes. If you observe anything serious or if the condition worsens with time, call the doctor and seek medical attention immediately.

The main risk that termites pose to human health is the destruction they can cause to homes, causing the home to be unsafe and requiring repair. If you think that your house may be infested, call a termite inspector immediately.

Can termites be exterminated organically? 

You may have used orange oil to add flavor to baked goods and salads. Orange oil is also a natural solution to exterminate pests. Orange oil can be deadly for many bugs and insects including crickets, spiders, wasps, flies, ants, cockroaches, and termites. 

Experienced professionals recommend orange oil as one of the most effective natural methods for organic termite control, especially against dry wood termites. Orange oil contains d-limonene, an active ingredient widely known for its weed-killing capacity. Scientific studies reveal that this oil dissolves directly into the exoskeleton of termites and ultimately destroys their cell membranes. It kills the termites through the massive depletion of protein and water in their body. 

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Termite infestations should be exterminated by experienced professionals. Inspections will locate the severity of the infestation. It may be necessary to drill holes into the infested wood in order to apply the termiticide.

Orange oil can be highly effective, but sometimes the termite invasion is so deep that the extermination requires traditional treatment. In the worst cases, orange oil will not be effective enough for the severity of the infestation. Tent fumigation may be necessary in some situations in order to kill the termites and prevent them from coming back.

If you think you may have termites and are in need of organic exterminating methods, give Natural Science Exterminating a call. They use tent fumigation as the last resort and are experienced with treating infestations of any degree of severity.

Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841