Is tent fumigation the only option for eliminating a termite problem? The short answer is no. There are other termite treatment options available including heat treatment and spray termiticide. The real question you should be asking is, ‘What termite treatment option is the most effective?’ The short answer to that question is tent fumigation. Tent fumigation is, by far, the most effective termite treatment option available.
How does tent fumigation work?
The fumigant that is used in tent fumigation can permeate all areas of your home. It can go through plaster and drywall and get into your attic, eaves, and basement. The tent used in fumigation is designed to keep the fumigant inside your house for the entire time. This gives the fumigant plenty of time to get to all of the areas of your home where termites are active.
What is the tent fumigation process?
Tent fumigation involves sealing off your entire home with a canvas tent – from the foundation to the roof. Before the actual treatment begins, a licensed fumigator will double-check the home to make sure all pets and people are out. Then, a warning agent will be released, and then the fumigant will be released. The house will be tented for a few days to allow the fumigant time to get to every area of the house. You and your family will need to make arrangements to stay somewhere else for the duration of the tent fumigation process.
Is tent fumigation safe for my family?
The fact that you must be out of your house for the fumigation process can cause concern about the safety of the process. It is not safe to be in the house during fumigation but there is no danger to you or your family upon arriving home. At Nixtermite, we use Vikane® gas exclusively for our tent fumigations. This gas is inorganic which means it dissipates completely after the fumigation and leaves no trace behind. You will not even have to wash dishes, linens, or furniture when you get back home. The fact that the fumigant dissipates completely means that your family can come back safely after tent fumigation.
Tent fumigation is not the only option for eliminating a termite infestation but it is the most effective option. You can try to apply other termite treatment options on your own – or hire a company that offers alternatives to tent fumigation. However, if you want the best possible results, tent fumigation is the way to go. This process can effectively eliminate even the most severe and long-standing termite infestations. Reach out to the experts at Nixtermite to schedule a termite inspection and to find out if you need to have tent fumigation for your home.