Having pests infest your home is never what you want. But to have an insect that can leave a trail of destruction behind them is definitely a worse case scenario. Termites eat the cellulose in wooden beams, furniture, floors, and walls. Some infestations can be so extensive that the best solution to completely eliminate every termite from your home is to use tent fumigation.
What is tent fumigation?
Tent fumigation is when a pest professional wraps your home in tarps or canvas, completely sealing the entire house from the foundation to the roof. The pro technicians will fill the home with a pesticide gas for a particular amount of time, killing termites in the hardest to reach places. You and your family will need to leave the home for approximately three days while the process takes place. All pets and even plants must be removed from the home so that they will not be harmed by the intense gas released into the home. Many companies use different kinds of toxic gasses during tent fumigation. For companies that use a single gas like Vikane gas, will allow a quick safe re-entry after the gas dissipates. The gas leaves no residue, smell, or harmful effects on your dishes or countertops. After your home has been tented and the gas kills the termites, you will be able to return to your home when it is deemed safe and you can rest assured that your home is now termite free. It will also take out a myriad of other pests as well, such as:
When is tent fumigation necessary?
If you have a regular termite inspection at least once a year, you will most likely not need tent fumigation because even if termite activity is found, it can be easily eradicated by a single technician. But if your home is highly, infested with termites and your technician suspects termites in small, difficult to get to places, tent fumigation will diffuse into every nook and cranny in your home, even into the wood in your walls, so that it kills every last termite.
It may seem like a big hassle to get all pets and plants out of the home while you and your family have to stay away for a few nights while your home is being tented, but when looking at the big picture, it is a small price to pay to have your home 100% pest free and to not have termites destroying your home from the inside out.
What will happen on the day my home is treated?
A crew of termite pros will show up at your home to thoroughly tent your house. A pro will be appointed to make sure that no living thing, except the termites, are gone from the premises and that nothing is hurt in the tent fumigation process. After a thumbs up is given, the house will be filled with the pesticide. After a designated amount of time, the gas will be turned off, and it will quickly dissipate.
If you are wondering if tent fumigation is the right solution for your termite infestation in Chula Vista, give the pros at Nixtermite a call today.