Termites are destructive pests that can cause damage to your home around the clock. These pests will not stop wreaking havoc on your home until you take some type of action against them. You may not want to deal with termites but there is simply no other option. If you allow a termite infestation to remain in your home, the damage will continue to worsen. You need to seek out a termite treatment option that will effectively eradicate termites. Tent fumigation is a termite treatment option that you should look into as you try and find what will work best for your home.
The basics of tent fumigation
Tent fumigation involves encapsulating your home in a light weight vinyl coated tent that is designed specifically for the fumigation process. While your home is encapsulated in the tent, the termite pro will release a gas designed to eliminate the termites in your home. The fumigation process typically lasts for three days and two nights. A fumigation treatment option like Vikane® gas fumigant will provide excellent results and dissipate from your home and surfaces before you return.
Is tent fumigation for termites effective?
Tent fumigation is an extremely effective option for eliminating a termite infestation. One reason fumigation is so effective is because of the nature of the treatment used during fumigation. Gas fumigant, such as Vikane®, is used during the tent fumigation process. Gas fumigant can get to areas in the far reaches of your home such as the corners of your attic, eaves, and your basement. This treatment option can also reach areas that are covered in drywall or plaster.
Does tent fumigation require preparation from the homeowner?
Tent fumigation will require you to do some preparation. You will need to make arrangements for your family and pets to stay somewhere for the duration of the treatment and aeration period. In addition, there are some items in your home that you will need to bag or remove during treatment. It may take you two to three hours to do the necessary preparation for your tent fumigation. The licensed termite pro you hire to inspect your home and provide the fumigation will go through the steps you need to follow to prepare. You can also read over the fumigation preparation forms that are provided by Nixtermite to get more details on how to prepare. One of the great features of Vikane® gas fumigant is that it completely dissipates and does not leave any residue on the items in your home. In fact, you will not even have to wash your dishes off before using them once you return home.
Tent fumigation for termites is an effective treatment option. Getting a professional termite inspection is the first step in the process of determining if tent fumigation is right for you home. Get in touch with the pros at Nixtermite to schedule a termite inspection for your home. Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will provide you with information about the condition of your home and discuss treatment options.