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Fumigation: What to Expect

A fumigation is a big job that you will need to prepare for to get the most out of it. You may not know what to expect. Read on to see what you have to anticipate when it comes to a fumigation. It will be a busy time, so it is better do the most you can to prepare.

Biggest Preparation Steps

Fumigation involves harmful gases so it is important to do everything you can to prepare. First and foremost, everyone and all the animals and plants will need to be away from the house while it occurs and for some time afterwards.

See ahead of time where you can bring your animals. Ask friends or professional pet sitters if they can board you, or find animal friendly accomodations.

You will also need to move all food out of your house. Move your cutlery and plates as well as your pots and pans, so nothing that you use to cook or eat with is exposed to the chemicals. You may want to use special airtight containers or bags.

During the fumigation, doors will also need to be open. It will penetrate all the cracks in your home where the bugs live.

Finding A Place To Stay

The fumigation can last anywhere from 6 hours to a week. You will not be able to stay in your house while this is happening, so arranging for other accommodation is crucial.

The length of time depends on how big your house is, the type of infestation you have, the temperature and other factors.

Ask our professionals how long the fumigation will take, and also ask how long after you’ll need to stay away.

Once the air is measured and determined to be safe, then you can return to your home.

Expect The Bugs To Go Away

After your fumigation, expect all the pests to be gone. Whether you had termites or bed bugs, your insect problem will be solved. Most of the bugs will be dead or dying when the process is over. It can take up to a week for the dosage to work.

Bugs can potentially reinfest after a structural fumigation. However, it will do a good job of clearing out the infestation for a period of time.

Get started on your fumigation by contacting Pinpoint today. We are happy to answer any questions you have and to help you and your family have a safe and bug free home. We have years of experience with serving the community.

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