If you have a serious termite infestation in your home or business, termite fumigation is probably the most effective method of removing these pests from your building. Termite foggers, which are available at hardware stores, release tiny droplets of liquid insecticide, but this is not as effective as the gas insecticide used in termite fumigation. Termite fumigation needs to be performed by licensed professionals and generally takes around three days to complete.
- On the first day of termite fumigation, the entire building will be covered with tarps and secured. All people, pets, plants, and food must be removed. Fans are placed throughout the building to circulate the insecticide, and all doors and drawers must be left open. Warning signs are placed on the outside of the building before the gaseous insecticide is released.
- The second day is the day that aeration begins. This process begins to clear the insecticide from the building.
- On the final day, the tarps are removed. Samples must be taken to make sure the building is safe for people and pets again. Homeowners must wait for re-entry notices to be placed on the doors before going back into their homes.
The process of termite fumigation is complex and potentially dangerous, which is why it should always be overseen by a licensed professional. Though it is the most time-consuming and expensive method of termite removal, the money you spend is well worth it to know that your property is termite-free. Once the termite fumigation is complete, you can work on repairing the damage caused by the termites.