Successful Fumigation

by | Mar 28, 2021 | Uncategorized

Preparing your home for fumigation may seem daunting, but the benefits far outweigh any inconveniences to protecting one of your greatest investments. Fumigating a home requires interior and exterior preparations, all of which are thoroughly explained by your pest control company well before the fumigation process. Here we focus on exterior preparations that ensure the best possible seal of the tents for fumigation.

The most common outdoor preparation is trimming trees and shrubs from around the perimeter of the structure. All foliage should be trimmed to about eighteen inches away from the home’s exterior walls. Getting trees and shrubs away from the home allows for a greater seal between the house and the bushes. Any uneven gravel, dirt, or rocks within eighteen inches of the exterior walls should be raked to provide for a flat, firm seal as well.  Tents used during the fumigation process are heavy. So, it makes sense that any awnings connected to the structure need to be retracted during fumigation. Any rooftop items that can be moved (like antennas or satellite dishes) should be removed to eliminate the risk of damage. Rooftop items that may be immovable will be discussed with you prior to contract agreement and the fumigation process.

Sometimes homeowners have construction elements that connect the structure being fumigated with other buildings on the property (e.g., conduits and drainage systems). The only exterior preparation for the homeowner in this instance is to inform the sales specialist at the time of the estimate. Conduits and drainage systems may allow for the passage of fumigants from the home being fumigated to the structure connected to it by conduits.
A thorough watering from the home’s exterior walls to about eighteen inches out helps to protect plants and shrubs that are close to the fumigation tents. The watering should be done a day or so prior to the fumigation. A little exterior work may be required prior to fumigation, but (1) the exterior work provided protection to your property investment and (2) outdoor work that had needed to be done got done.

If you have any kind of pest challenges, please contact Aloha Termite and Pest Control today. We will come out, identify the problem, and provide the best recommendations for you and your property.

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Sometimes homeowners have construction elements that connect the structure being fumigated with other buildings on the property (e.g., conduits and drainage systems). The only exterior preparation for the homeowner in this instance is to inform the sales specialist at the time of the estimate. Conduits and drainage systems may allow for the passage of fumigants from the home being fumigated to the structure connected to it by conduits.

A thorough watering from the home’s exterior walls to about eighteen inches out helps to protect plants and shrubs that are close to the fumigation tents. The watering should be done a day or so prior to the fumigation. A little exterior work may be required prior to fumigation, but (1) the exterior work provided protection to your property investment and (2) outdoor work that had needed to be done got done.

If you have any kind of pest challenges, please contact Aloha Termite and Pest Control today. We will come out, identify the problem, and provide the best recommendations for you and your property.