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Why Orange Oil?

XT- 2000® 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.
XT-2000® is 92% pure d-limonene!
When injected directly into termite galleries, XT-2000® kills termites and their eggs on contact. Should a termite be lucky enough to avoid physical contact with XT-2000®, it can also die if it eats any wood that has been recently treated with the product. The reason XT-2000® 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. XT-2000® will melt 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 XT-2000® 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 XT-2000® 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.

Orange Oil Plus

In Orange Oil Plus, the purity is increased to 95%! Please read the Orange Oil Questions and Answers.


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