We offer safe, expert fumigation services designed to provide comprehensive drywood termite control. Fumigation allows us to treat every part your home or business, even those areas that may be covered with drywall or plaster or be located in distant corners of your attic, eaves, or basement. Our fumigation services are guaranteed to eliminate drywood termites.
We only use Vikane® gas for our fumigations. Because it is an inorganic gas, Vikane gas fumigant completely dissipates from a structure following fumigation, leaving no surface residue, odor, or film behind. This means you will not have to wash dishes, linens, clothing, or furnishings after fumigation.
How Fumigations Work
The first step in a fumigation is tenting. Our crew will use a canvas tent to thoroughly seal off your entire home or business from the roof to the foundation. Then one of our licensed fumigators will check that all people, pets, plants, and foods have been removed from the property. Then the fumigator will place the fumigant as well as a smelly, irritating warning agent in specific locations throughout the property. After locking the building and placing the appropriate warning signs, the fumigant will be activated.
The fumigant will be allowed to sit in the building for a set amount of time so that it can penetrate to every corner and kill any termites that might be inside the wood. Then the fumigation crew will remove the tent and begin the aeration period. After the structure is sufficiently aired out, the fumigator will conduct air tests to make sure that it is safe for reentry.
The whole fumigation process usually takes three days and two nights.
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Benefits of Fumigation
Fumigation is a tried and true method for eliminating termite infestations within the home. It offers many benefits:
- Fumigation allows pesticides to penetrate wood and kill termites in hard to reach places.
- You don’t have to locate all termite infestation sites in order to use fumigation against them.
- Fumigation is cost-effective, especially for extensive infestations.
- Fumigation is safe when proper protocols are followed.
Are fumigations safe?
Fumigations are highly regulated by the State of California. To perform fumigations, companies must be registered with SPCB (Structural Pest Control Board). Pest control companies may also be required to notify local fire departments before a fumigation takes place. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation registers all fumigants used in the state and oversees local pesticide use enforcement by agricultural commissioners in each of the state’s 58 counties. If you have any questions about the safety of fumigants, chemicals, or pesticides, you may want to check out these Fumigation Facts. You can also contact your local county agricultural commissioner to find out more by calling (877) 378-5463 or 87-PestLine.
Please give us a call if you have any questions about our fumigation services, or wish to schedule an appointment for a termite fumigation.