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There are approximately 45 species of termites in the U.S
species worldwide of termites exist in the world.
The termite caste system has three levels: reproductives, workers and soldiers.
million years is how long termites have lived on the Earth.
Termites Fumigation Process
Fumigation, also known as ‘tenting’, refers to covering an entire structure under a tarp and releasing a fumigant into the tarp for the eradication of a certain target pest.
Most fumigations in California are performed for the eradication of drywood termites, though fumigations can be done for most general pests.
Accurate Termite and Pest Control has successfully performed fumigations and achieved the eradication of not just drywood termites, but also roaches, bed bugs, and other unwanted pests from homes and structures with severe pest infestations.
The reason fumigation is still a popular method of termite control and eradication is that at some point a structure’s termite infestation may reach lumber material, such as framing and studs, which are not practically accessible for inspection and local treatment.
When an infestation has reached the point where it cannot be reasonably and practically found or treated by normal local treatment methods, a whole structure eradication approach is needed.
Methods of Termites Fumigation
California recognizes only two methods of treatment as fully effective full structure eradication (1) heat treatment, and (2) fumigation.
Fumigation is considered a fully effective full structure eradication because the fumigant is designed to reach all spaces within the tent and thereby reaching all of the lumber within a structure and eradicating any and all infestations found therein.
All fumigations performed in the State of California are regulated by multiple local and state agencies; therefore, all fumigators must follow the same procedures and perform fumigations in the same way.
When done properly, a fumigation targeting drywood termites of any structure in California will require that the structure be vacated for a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights. Perishable food and most consumable items will be required to be stored in special bags or removed from the property prior to fumigation.
Furthermore, regulations require that the respective gas utility company servicing the structure shut off the gas into the structure before the fumigation.
Personalizing Your Fumigation Experience
Given the level of inconvenience that fumigation causes for homeowners, Accurate Termite and Pest Control always provides a personal project manager for your home’s fumigation that will:
(1) help you prepare for your fumigation by meeting with you one-on-one to provide all necessary preparatory instructions
(2) provide as many specialized food storage bags to help you preserve the food and liquids left behind in your home during fumigation
(3) arrange the gas shut-off and on, on your behalf
(4) receive and return keys for access at your schedule’s disposal and convenience
(5) provide you with an honest anticipatory report of what adverse effects a fumigation may have on your foliage or roof, if any.
Accurate Termite and Pest Control prides itself in offering the industry’s best customer support when performing fumigations. All of our fumigations are backed by our service and satisfaction warranty.
Learn more about fumigation from this informational document published by California’s Structural Pest Control Board.
Contact us to have an Accurate Termite and Pest Control licensed representative inspect and measure your property for fumigation.