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By Ethan
April 14, 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Structural Pest and Termite Fumigation

Structural pest and termite fumigation effectively control pests and insects that constantly bug and infest our houses/buildings. The process involves spraying the entire structure with a warning agent followed by a gaseous fumigant deadly to pests. 

Structural fumigation is usually done when all other forms of pest control fail. It is a more thorough process of controlling pests within an enclosed area, and it can be pretty harmful to human health. When you are ready to hire a structural fumigator, it is recommended that you should prepare to evacuate the premises immediately until you are given clearance that the process is complete.

However, before you go ahead with structural fumigation, it is wise of you to know everything you need to know about structural fumigation and how it works. 

When Is Structural Fumigation Needed?

Wood insects, like termites, usually fall into the stubborn category. They attack furniture in the house and reproduce so quickly. Once the case becomes severe, spray insecticides no longer do the trick. That is when structural fumigation becomes necessary. Bed bugs are also very stubborn pests and are hard to eradicate, mainly spread around the house. 

Another reason why you may need to carry out structural fumigation in your building is if the areas affected are not easy to access with traditional insecticides and pesticides.  For example, if you have deep cracks, crevices, or holes where there is a severe infestation of termites, you might need to carry out structural mediation to get rid of them properly.

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How To Prepare For Structural Fumigation 

When carrying out structural fumigation in your home, you need to be safe and prepared to carry out some preventive measures. Our team will do the best job possible to get rid of the insect infestation in your home, but you should take action to prepare your home before we arrive.  

Here is a quick to-do list:

  • Clean out the inside and outside of your home. 
  • Make plans to go somewhere else for around 3-4 days.
  • Store all your food items, kitchen equipment, clothes, medical supplies, and consumables in a sealed plastic bag to prevent contamination.
  • Remove all canned goods and raw and cooked foods from the refrigerator and seal them up in nylon bags.  
  • Unplug the fridge and open the doors. Also, open every shelf, cupboard, cabinet, and hidden container in the house in preparation for the fumigation.
  • Remove your bed covers,  pillowcases,  duvets,  throw pillow covers, and seal them up in a plastic bag.

 

How Long Does Structural Fumigation Take? 

Structural fumigation can last between 24 – and 72 hours depending on the concentration of chemical used, the size of the fumigated area, and the environment’s temperature. Generally, the entire process should be over in 3 to 4 days, but severe cases can even take up to a week. 

How Long Do I Need To Stay Out Of My House After Structural Fumigation?

It would be best if you stayed out of your house until our team gives you clearance to come back. You can expect up to around four days or more. Our team will communicate with you on the assessed time necessary and how long it will take to aerate the structure. Your safety and your family’s safety is our priority. We will also work with you on a pest control plan to maintain the integrity of your home so you can live without worrying about another infestation.

Don’t Wait A Moment Longer.

Our team has years of experience in pest control and structural fumigation. We use top-quality products that are safer than others available. Contact us today to learn more about your options and how we can save your home.

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