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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 in order to eradicated the targeted pest
Most fumigations in California are performed for the eradication of drywood termites, though fumigations can be done for many types of pests.
Accurate Termite and Pest Control has eradicated not only 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 is that at some point a structure’s termite infestation may reach lumber material, such as framing and studs. These are not practically accessible for inspection and local treatment.
When an infestation has reached the point where it cannot be reasonably located 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 an effective full structure eradication (1) heat treatment, and (2) fumigation.
Fumigation is considered an effective full structure eradication because the fumigant is designed to reach all spaces within the tent, thereby reaching all of the lumber within a structure and eradicating any and all infestations.
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, 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 instructions
(2) provide specialized food storage bags to help you preserve the food and liquids left 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 effects 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.
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