As a pest control company in Temecula that specializes in termite treatment, termite fumigation is something we get asked about a lot. So, we thought we’d take the time to answer some frequently asked questions and clear up some misconceptions about termite fumigation.
First, let us explain what termite fumigation is. Fumigation is the most effective treatment available for eliminating termites within an enclosed space, like a house. It involves the administration of a gas into a sealed structure, which is then left in the structure for approximately 24 hours, and then released.
Is Termite Fumigation the Same Thing as “Tenting”?
Yes. The term “tenting” refers to the process of covering an entire house with a special tent during termite fumigation. The tent keeps the gas contained inside the house so it can kill the termites within the structure.
Is Termite Fumigation Safe?
The gas used in termite fumigation is non-residual, meaning it doesn’t linger once the home has been properly cleared and aired out. This makes fumigation completely safe for your Temecula home, when it is properly administered by a professional termite control company like Knockout.
Fumigation can only be performed by companies or individuals who have passed certification tests and completed extensive government-mandated training. In addition, termite fumigation is highly regulated by the State of California, and companies that fumigate for termites must register with the Structural Pest Control Board.
How Long Do I Have to Leave My Temecula Home When Doing a Termite Fumigation?
With the termite fumigation method used by Knockout Pest Control and Termite, you should plan to be out of your house for a total of two days and three nights. We guarantee that you will be able to re-enter your Temecula home by noon on the third day after the fumigation treatment.
Is Termite Fumigation My Only Option if My Temecula Home Has Termites?
No. There are other, less invasive options available that don’t require that you and your pets to move out of your home, such as orange oil termite treatment and heat treatment, but if your termite infestation is extensive, or if we suspect there may be termites in areas that we are unable to access, termite fumigation is currently the only method we offer that can completely eliminate termites from your home.
Other methods, like orange oil termite treatment and heat treatment, are considered spot treatments that only kill termites in small or localized areas.
If you have any questions about termite fumigation or any other method of termite control, contact Knockout Pest Control and Termite in Temecula. We’d be happy to explain the various methods we utilize to eradicate termites from Temecula homes and give you a quote on termite treatment.