What is a fumigation?

If you’re like most people, you want your home to be free of pests.

Termites are a prevalent issue faced by many residents in the Bay Area. Drywood termites can wreak havoc on your home, causing significant and costly damage. If left untreated, the damage caused by termites can compromise your home’s structural integrity. However, there is a solution to this problem. One of the most effective ways to eliminate termites is through the fumigation process.

Fumigation involves using gas to exterminate these pests by encapsulating your home and infiltrating gas into all the nooks and crannies where termites are hiding. By applying fumigation, this ensures that every last termite is eradicated, and your home is protected from further damage. This method is particularly successful since it can reach even the most challenging spots that other treatments may miss, making it the go-to option for termite eradication. Don’t let termites take over your home, and safeguard it with fumigation.

Once the gas enters these areas, it will kill the pests that are inside. Fumigation is an effective way to get rid of termites because it will reach them in their hiding spots and kill them before they have a chance to do any damage to your home.

How is a fumigation done?

When your pest professional is there, they will provide you a prep sheet, so you can make sure your home is ready for treatment.  All people, pets and plants would need to be removed from the home. Most foods and medications would need to be removed or placed in special fumigation bags. All the entry ways will be locked and special signs advising people to keep out will be posted at exterior.

The building will then be sealed off using a special nylon tent. After the building is secure and sealed the fumigation gas gets pumped into the building. It will reach between cracks and crevices, where Drywood termites can thrive and grow. Termites, breath in the fumigant, which will affect their digestive system preventing them from turning wood cellulous into energy.

Fumigation is a process of using chemicals that release gas or vapor to eliminate pests from buildings, commodities, or other enclosed spaces. After confirming the adequate level of fumigant exposure, a fumigation expert will remove the cap of the treated area to let the fumigant gas escape and start the aeration process. The aeration process is essential as it allows the fumigant residue to dissipate, making the environment safe for humans and animals.

This process typically takes about three days, and during this time, the expert will monitor the treated area for any residual gas. It is crucial to follow specific safety protocols before, during, and after fumigation to ensure the safety of all individuals involved. Properly conducted fumigation can eradicate pests and ensure the safety of buildings and commodities.

These three days also includes the aeration process. The fumigator will then remove the tarp and after removal a test air sample will be done to determine air safety for reentry. If the air is safe, the control professional will permit you into the house. 

With any home pest control service, fumigation is an important step in the process. However it’s also crucial to remember that this only removes active colonies of Drywood Termite and does nothing for future infestations – which means you need both high-quality warranties for your home as well preventative measures against these pests before they can come back again! Expert Exterminators offers innovative techniques to treat and protect your home and business from current and future termite problems.

How to prepare for a fumigation?

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If you have any questions about fumigation or if you would like to schedule a fumigation for your home, please contact our office. We would be happy to help you get rid of those pesky pests once and for all.

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