A termite infestation in your home can leave you with damaged wood and thousands of dollars in home repairs. These pests are extremely destructive and will continue to cause damage to your property until you intervene. There are several options for termite treatment. The right option for your home depends on the type of termites you have and the severity of the infestation. The most effective termite treatment option – and the one used for the most severe infestations – is called tent fumigation.
What is tent fumigation?
Tent fumigation is a process that involves encapsulating your entire house in a tent that is designed for this process. Once your home is completely encapsulated, the termite pro will release termite fumigant into the space. The tent prevents the fumigant from escaping your house. The design of tent fumigation makes it possible for the fumigant to remain in your home longer so it can permeate all areas of your property.
How is tent fumigation different from other termite treatment options?
Tent fumigation is different from other termite treatment options in a number of ways. One major difference is that you must leave your home for a few days during the tent fumigation process. Some termite treatment options can be done while you are at home or only require you to be gone a few hours. For tent fumigation, you and your family must leave for the entirety of the process. You will also have to prepare your home by removing certain items or placing them in bags designed to protect them from the fumigant. At Nixtermite, we provide a fumigation preparation checklist as well as other forms that outline the process so you can confidently prepare for the process.
When should I consider tent fumigation for my home?
Tent fumigation requires preparation on your part as well as time away from your house. Because of this, tent fumigation is not the first termite treatment option you should consider. Some termite infestations can be successfully eradicated with a less time-consuming treatment option. You should consider tent fumigation for your home if you have a termite infestation that did not respond to other treatments or if you have a widespread infestation. Tent fumigation is a process that can get to every nook and cranny of your house. By the end of the process, the fumigant will have time to spread to any area where the termites are active.
The amount of damage that termites can cause makes any inconvenience that comes with tent fumigation well worth the trouble. The decision to get tent fumigation for your home is one that you will discuss with a termite professional. At Nixtermite, we work daily with homeowners that have termite infestations. Our termite pros can take a look at your home and let you know what type of treatment option is best for your situation.