How to Prepare for Tent Fumigation

Tent fumigation can be a scary thought, but we’re here to demystify fumigation and tell you that it really isn’t as scary as it may seem. In fact, it’s a safe and effective way to get rid of Drywood termites and other pests that nestle in your home. We take fumigations seriously, so all Florida Pest Control fumigations are performed by State Certified Pest Control Operators who are as knowledgeable as they come.

With the right preparation, tenting your house doesn’t need to cause a lot of stress and heartache. So what do you need to do to properly prepare? In the event your home needs to be fumigated, you will be provided with a checklist of items that should be addressed before the fumigation occurs.

Some of these items are as follows:

  • Trim shrubbery and tree branches to prevent damage. Allow 18” to 24” of space for the tent to fall freely to the ground. Tree limbs growing over the roof must be trimmed back. Dig up flower bulbs and plants within 2 feet of the foundation. Any vines attached to the structure must be removed.
  • Water heavily all vegetation located alongside the foundation of the structure. This will help to protect the plants during the fumigation.
  • All foods and medicinal products must be removed prior to the fumigation. Factory Sealed cans, jars, and bottles do not need to be removed.

Some additional items to consider are:

  • Don’t purchase extra or unnecessary food in the days leading up to the fumigation. This will only create more work for you in the event these items must be removed before the fumigation.
  • Remove all plants from inside your home before the day of the fumigation. These include any plants on outdoor patios.
  • Make overnight arrangements for you and your pets with the intention of staying at least 48 hours. Be sure that whatever plans you make have the flexibility of being re-scheduled. In the event of bad weather, your fumigation may be delayed as a safety measure.
  • Contact your pest control professional with any questions you may have prior to the fumigation. It’s even a good idea to meet with your expert before the fumigation so they can make sure your home is properly prepared.

After the fumigation, it won’t be necessary to wash dishes, linen, or clothing. The gas used in the house will dissipate, and will not linger.

To ensure the safety of you and your family, do not attempt to enter the house before your fumigators have given you the all-clear. Ask any questions you may have, because the more informed you are about the process, the easier it will be. If you feel ready and think you may need tent fumigation, click here to schedule your no-obligation inspection today.

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