Termites are experts at getting inside your home through tiny cracks and holes near the foundation or near doors and windows. They can silently eat away your home without you even knowing they are there. If an infestation is allowed to grow, you could have a serious problem on your hands that could leave you with thousands of dollars worth of repairs to make. Having a routine termite inspection can save you the hassle of dealing with an overgrown termite colony by catching the infestation early. But even if the termites are allowed to spread through your walls, ceiling, and floor, there is a sure way to eliminate them all in one fail swoop. Tent fumigation is a way to wipe out all the termites, and many other pests, in one go so you can move on to repairing your home and get back to life as normal. Some companies use different types of chemicals during tent fumigation. Knowing exactly what tent fumigation is and what it does can put your mind at ease about the process so you can have confidence in the solution. By hiring the best termite company with experience in tent fumigation, you know that your La Mesa home will get the best treatment to keep those termites away.
How to prepare for tent fumigation
When you have your home tented for fumigation, nothing living in the house should remain inside. That includes pets, even fish, and plants, as well as every member of your family should be removed from the home for the next several days. Most cases allow you to return home after about three days. In La Mesa, Nixtermite only uses Vikane when they fumigate a home. This gas will fill the home, eliminating any termites, but once the gas is turned off, it dissipates and does not leave any harmful residue or even a smell behind.
What actually happens in tent fumigation?
The termite pros will arrive at your home after you, your family, pets, and plants are out of the house. They will cover the exterior of the home from top to bottom with canvas that will seal in the gas. Then they will pump the toxic gas into the home so that it fills it up and kills termites throughout the home. The gas can get into the walls and penetrate wooden beams so that every last termite is eliminated. Once the termites are killed and the gas has been turned off, the house will need to continue to be empty until the gas has completely dissipated and the technician checks to make sure it is safe to return inside.
The best termite company for tent fumigation cares about their customers’ satisfaction and health every time they tent a home. In La Mesa, CA, Nixtermite is the company that will eliminate the termite infestation and will go the extra mile to ensure you have a safe return to your home. If you have a termite infestation and tent fumigation makes the most sense, give Nixtermite a call today.