Tent fumigation is the best solution for the extermination of drywood termites. For a severe infestation, tent fumigation is the only treatment option that can reach the outermost corners of your home. There is nowhere for drywood termites to hide when you choose tent fumigation as your treatment option. It is a process that requires you to prepare and leave your house for a few days. The reality is that protecting your home from termite damage is worth the amount of effort it will take to get your home ready for fumigation.
How does tent fumigation work?
The first step in tent fumigation is to seal off your home using a canvas tent. The tent is designed to create a strong seal in order to keep the fumigant from dissipating. The termite pro will then go through a process of checking your property, placing warning signs, and locking up so no one can get into the property while it is being fumigated. Once everything is secure, the fumigant is released into your home. The tent makes sure the fumigant does not escape so it has time to permeate every area of your home. The fumigant can permeate walls, floors, and ceilings to get to every nook and cranny of your home. The entire process typically takes three days and two nights. In that amount of time, all the drywood termites in your home will be exterminated.
Is tent fumigation safe?
Tent fumigation can be a safe process as long as you hire a professional who knows how to properly tent your home and uses a high-quality fumigant. At Nixtermite, we only use Vikane fumigant for tent fumigations. Vikane® is designed to dissipate completely from your structure within the allotted time period for the tent fumigation. This means that the fumigant does not leave any surface residue, odor, or film behind. The tent fumigation process is closely regulated by the state of California and any company that offers fumigation must be registered with the Structural Pest Control Board. At Nixtermite, we are dedicated to providing the safest tent fumigation possible through fumigant choice and best practices.
How do I prepare for a tent fumigation?
To prepare for tent fumigation, you need to make arrangements for your family and pets to stay somewhere for a couple of nights. There are items in your home that need to be removed or packaged in a certain way for the fumigation process. Food, medications, pet food, and similar products will need to be bagged or removed from your home before fumigation. You can learn more about the exact items that need to be bagged by going over the helpful document provided by Nixtermite ‘Know What Needs to Be Bagged’. There are a few other steps you need to follow for the day before fumigation, the day of fumigation, and after fumigation. You can read a detailed explanation of what you need to do each day in the document ‘Whole Home Fumigation What Every Homeowner Should Know’.
Tent fumigation is a process that can completely eliminate termites from your home. If any termites are allowed to stay, the infestation will quickly start to grow and cause problems once again. If you suspect that you have termites in your home, reach out to the pros at Nixtermite to schedule an inspection.