We tried to convince our landlord to try Orange Oil and Borates (I even went so far as to offer to pay for the whole treatment, and in 45 days upon re-inspection, credit that month's rent for it if termite infestation was gone).
I thought that was win-win solution for all. As well, the orange oil/borate treatment is only 60% of the cost of fumigation/tenting and putting us up in a hotel for 3+ days (a cost borne by the landlord in these cases) http://www.orangeoiltermitecontrol.com/
The dope turned it down flat
- insisting on potentially harmful tenting and fumigation with pesticides Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride) and methyl bromide.
We could have already had the treatment done (borates/boric acid around the perimeter and orange oil injected into the wood so that it never becomes a food source again for the termites) last week....and the place would be infestation free by the beginning of March if my math is correct.
Now, because the inflexible landlord insists
on deadly fumigation, we won't move out until March 31...and the termites munch away on his house that
much longer. He's been a difficult guy to deal with the past 5 years (very arrogant), so parting ways will be very sweet sorrow