Tent fumigation is a process that you may have heard of before but do not fully understand. The basics that most people know about tent fumigation are that it involves putting a tent over the house and that it is done to get rid of pests. If you are thinking about getting tent fumigation because you have a termite infestation, there are a few more things you need to know about the process in order to make a decision.
Tent fumigation is an effective option for severe infestations
Tent fumigation is an effective treatment option if you have a severe termite infestation. Other types of termite treatment require the pest control pro to identify the specific areas where the termites are active. If your infestation is widespread, it will be difficult for the termite pro to target all of the areas where the termites are active. In that situation, tent fumigation is the best option. Tent fumigation allows the termiticide to permeate every area of your property. The termiticide can even go through walls to get to termites no matter where they are hiding.
Tent fumigation requires some preparation
Tent fumigation is a treatment process that will require some preparation from you. There are items inside your house that need to be removed or protected during the fumigation process. Food, medicine, and similar items either need to be removed or placed in specialized bags so they are not impacted during fumigation. Your termite control pro will provide you with detailed information on how to prepare your home for tent fumigation.
You cannot stay home during tent fumigation
There are some types of termite treatment that can be completed while you remain home – fumigation is not one of those. As you consider tent fumigation for your property, it is important to understand that you cannot stay at home during tent fumigation. You, your family, and your pets will all have to stay away for the duration of the fumigation process.
Tent fumigation typically takes three days
Tent fumigation requires time to be effective. The fumigant needs time to permeate every inch of your home in order to provide maximum effectiveness. In addition, the setup and breakdown of the tent and other tools take longer than other treatment methods. Giving the fumigant time to work will provide you with the best possible results.
Tent fumigation is a safe option for treating termites
Nixtermite only uses Vikane® gas for tent fumigation. This fumigant dissipates completely so you can get back to normal as soon as the process is complete and do not have to worry about any residue inside your home. Tent fumigation is closely regulated by the state of California so, as long as you use a licensed termite control company, you can rest assured that the process is safe for your family.
Tent fumigation can feel like a big commitment because it requires you to prepare your home and be gone for a few days. It is a big commitment but it may be your only real option if you have a widespread termite infestation. Dealing with the damage that termites can cause will cost you more money and time in the long run than getting tent fumigation. If you think tent fumigation is the right option for your home, get in touch with the pros at Nixtermite to set up an inspection.