Answer to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
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What do I need to know about Fumigation?
Drywood termites and termite damage can threaten the integrity of your largest investment - your home. What do you do when your pest management professional tells you that your home needs to be fumigated for drywood termites? Do not worry - you are not alone.
Millions of homeowners battle termite infestations every year and many of their homes are treated by whole-structure fumigation with VikaneÒ
gas fumigant. The following answers to common questions about structural fumigation will provide peace of mind as you prepare your home for fumigation with VikaneÒ, the most effective way to eliminate drywood termites.
What is the fumigation process?
Fumigation is a procedure using canvas tarps to cover and seal a structure allowing a fumigant to penetrate the wood timbers eliminating termites. The fumigation process usually takes approximately 24 to 48 hours.
The following is a general guideline and timeline for a typical fumigation:
A licensed fumigator prepares the interior by ensuring the removal of food, feed, drugs, plants, people and pets. The fumigator is also responsible for placement of fans, opening of doors and drawers and placement of warning agent (chloropicrin) in specific locations.
Once the exterior has been properly sealed and the interior prepared, the warning agent is applied and the proper dosage of VikaneÒ is introduced into the structure. The fumigant is contained in the structure for a predetermined amount of time, penetrating deep into wood to eliminate Drywood Termites.
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