In a perfect world, thorough termite inspections would be performed before an infestation and damage could be stopped before it spreads throughout a structure. If a termite problem is found early, localized treatments can be used to eradicate the pests. However, sometimes termite liquid treatments or other treatments simply won’t be helpful when it comes to a full-blown infestation. Termite fumigation is often used for severe infestations, as a last resort to control the termite problem. Termite tenting is certainly not the first choice for treatment, but it is highly effective at controlling an infestation quickly and entirely. Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s provides termite tenting services throughout the Northern Virginia area.
How to prepare for termite fumigation
It’s important to know how to prepare for termite fumigation process. The treatment usually takes three days depending on the severity of the infestation. Some of the things to know about termite tenting include:
- To prepare for fumigation, you will be instructed to make arrangements to have all people, pets, and plants removed from the home for the process.
- During the process, the property will be completely covered and sealed with tarps. The chemical gas will be administered and fans will help distribute it properly throughout the house.
- After fumigation, fans and open ventilation will help clear out the gas, and no one will be permitted until our certified fumigators have deemed it safe.
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Pros & cons of termite tenting
Fumigating is a highly effective way of controlling termites inside the home with almost always a 100% success rate. In addition to killing termites, it works well to eliminate other pests at any other stage of life that may be in the home. Even though this method does require you to leave your home, it is by far the quickest way to control an infestation. One of the disadvantages of fumigation is the fact that the chemicals used to eliminate the population don’t work to prevent future infestations. However, this is why our team will recommend an ongoing treatment plan to protect your property from termites year-round.
Professional termite fumigation
After fumigation is complete, Ehrlich will determine what the best course of action is to prevent future infestations, whether it be additional soil treatments, termite baits, and other termite treatment options. We are dedicated to working with you to keep termites away from your property for good year-round with our comprehensive protection plans. Give our team a call today to learn more!Back to Termite Exterminators, Control & Removal
Termite Fumigation in Virginia
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