1. Contact a pest control company for an inspection and quote.
It is recommended to contact a professional pest control company to inspect the premises and provide an accurate quote for the job. They will be able to determine the extent of termite infestation, recommend treatments and discuss safety concerns.
2. Discuss the process with the exterminator in detail.
Have an in-depth conversation with the exterminator about the fumigation process. Ask questions to ensure that you know and understand what it entails, as well as the necessary safety precautions to take.
3. Have all necessary areas of your home inspected.
The exterminator will need to inspect all areas of your home, such as the attic, basement, and crawlspace. Have them check for any visible damage that could be causing entry points for termites or other pests.
4. Repair any visible damage that is causing entry points for pests.
Any damaged areas should be repaired before the tenting process begins. This will help to eliminate any potential entry points while also reducing the chances of future infestations.
5. Remove all plants, pets, food items, and other perishables from the premises.
It is important to remove all plants, pets, and food items from the premises before the tenting process begins. Anything that is left behind can be contaminated by the insecticide gas.
6. Cover furniture and electronics to protect them from fumes using plastic sheeting.
To protect furniture and electronics from fumes, it is recommended to cover them with plastic sheeting.
7. Seal off vents and cover air conditioning units if needed.
Vents and air conditioning units should be sealed off using plastic sheeting to prevent the fumes from entering other parts of your house.
8. Make arrangements to stay somewhere else during the fumigation period.
It is recommended that you stay somewhere else while the tenting process is taking place.
9. Unplug electrical appliances beforehand.
To prevent any damages from occurring, unplug any electrical appliances beforehand.
10. Open windows/doors halfway before tenting begins.
Open windows and doors halfway to allow the insecticide gas to circulate through the premises. This will help to ensure an effective treatment process.