Commercial Pest Control: Precautions for Fumigation

Anyone who has ever had any type of insect infestation will say that it is not easy to get rid of. If the infestation is really bad, using regular bug sprays isn’t going to do much of anything. The home will need to be fumigated, and this is something that only professional exterminators can do. This can be quite dangerous, and the proper equipment, including safety equipment, must be used. The entire home is tented with tarps, and sulfuryl fluoride is pumped through a hose that is made specifically for this purpose. If fumigation is necessary, home owners must take certain precautions, both before and after the job is done.

Anything that is alive should be removed from the home before the commercial pest control experts come in for fumigation. This includes people, pets, and plants. All food in the home needs to be sealed, as does any medication. These items are to be sealed in special fume-bags that are provided by the exterminators. If there are outside plants that are near the home, they must be moved out of the way. Other things that will need to be moved include antennas, weather vanes, and chimney caps. This is so the tent can be set up properly.

It takes anywhere from 16 to 24 hours to completely fumigate a home. Once the job is complete, the commercial pest control expert will air out the home by opening all of the windows and doors. The home needs to air out for a full six to eight hours. After this time, the fumigator will test to air to make sure that the gas in the air is no more than five parts per million. Once the air is tested okay, a notice is posted that it is safe to re-enter the home.

If there is a problem with insect infestation in a home, the first thing to do is call in the professionals from Triple AAA American Exterminators. They will assess the problem, and come up with the best solution to get rid of the infestation and get life in the home back to normal.

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