If you have a serious pest infestation in your home, you may want to consider tent fumigation services. Tent fumigation is a process that involves covering your entire house with a sealed tent and filling it with a gas that eliminates all the pests inside. This pest control service is effective against termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents, wood-destroying beetles, and other pests that may be hiding in hard-to-reach places.
Tent fumigation services are not something you can do yourself. You’ll need to hire a licensed and experienced pest control company that can perform the procedure safely and legally. Tent fumigation also requires certain steps involved in preparing for the service, such as:
- Removal of all people, pets, and plants from the house
- Sealing of all food, medicine, and other items that may be affected by the gas in special bags or containers
- Turning off all appliances, gas lines, and electricity
- Opening all doors, drawers, cabinets, and closets to allow the gas to penetrate
- Removing or protecting any items that may be damaged by the gas or the tent, such as outdoor furniture, vehicles, or solar panels
When the above items are completed, your termite service professional will install the tent over your house and place warning signs and tape around the perimeter of the property to alert anyone who may come near. The tent will remain in place for 24 to 72 hours, depending on the type and severity of the infestation. During this time, it’s best to stay at another location until your service professional gives you the clearance to return.
After the tent is removed, your house will be ventilated, and the air quality will be tested to ensure that it is safe to enter. Your service professional will also inspect your house for any signs of remaining pests or damage. You should also follow any instructions from the pest control company after your treatment is completed on ways to prevent future pest infestations.
Tent fumigation services are a drastic but effective way to get rid of pests in your home. They can save you time, money, and hassle in the long run by eliminating the pests once and for all. However, other methods may be suitable for your pest control needs. Often, tent fumigation is considered a last resort after trying other methods of pest control first. Contact your local pest control professional to discuss the best options for you.