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How Do Fumigations Protect Businesses

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Fumigation services can be performed in almost any size commercial facility. This treatment is also used effectively on a variety of individual items as small as furniture and cars. Fumigation is one of the more effective methods of protecting businesses from infestations. Office buildings, storage facilities, production plants, warehouses, grain storage bins, ships, railroad cars and airplanes are just a few of the locations in which these services have been successful. The treatment of fumigating is when a poisonous gas is placed in a specific area or space and left there for a particular period of time, exterminating the targeted pest. This treatment requires the targeted area to be sealed off during treatment.

Fumigation is successful on a variety of pests including beetles, psocids, rodents, bed bugs, spiders, ants, flies, mosquitoes and bed bugs. Business owners can enjoy almost 100% relief from pests overnight. For example, motel owners realize the negative impact and damage that can be caused from an infestation of bed bugs. Their reputation is at stake and calls for immediate action. Fumigating the entire facility can bring an immediate reduction and relief from the population of bed bugs.

A heavy infestation of pests within a commercial facility can cause a multiplicity of problems for the business owner. Left untreated, these pest infestation problems can include contamination and loss of product, physical structural damage to the facility, great financial losses and damaged reputation. In all cases, timing is of the essence in reducing the damage and eliminating the infestation.

While a fumigation service is often the logical choice of treatment, it is not something that can be done by a novice or untrained maintenance personnel. Fumigation, in simple vernacular, is a hazardous operation. It is a highly complex treatment that should only be administered by properly trained and experienced professionals. In almost all states, there are regulations and legal requirements that call for the operator or administrator to be officially trained or certified to handle the chemicals being used in the fumigation process. However, properly done, fumigation is both successful and safe.

Action Pest Control has more than 30 years of experience in commercial fumigation services. Their experience, proper equipment and skilled technicians has allowed Action to effectively and safely treat a variety of things from furniture to food processing plants of more than 20 million cubic feet of space.