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What is a fumigation?

If you’re like most people, you want your home to be free of pests. Termites are a common problem in many Bay Area homes, and if they’re not treated properly, they can cause a lot of damage to your home. Fumigation is one of the best ways to get rid of termite. Fumigation is a process of using gas to kill pests. The gas is usually released into the air, and it seeps into all the cracks and crevices where the pests are hiding.

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.

After confirmation of enough fumigant exposure, a fumigation expert will remove the cap to let it aerate. The whole fumigation process typically takes about three days.

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