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When To Choose To Fumigate

a large ant swarm in a home

Whether you have discovered bed bugs, termites, beetles, spiders, rodents, or some other invasive pest inside your home or business, you may be wondering about fumigation. If you have considered this option, no doubt, you have questions. Your first question very well may be, "What is fumigation?" The simple answer is that fumigation is a method of using lethal gas to exterminate pests within an enclosed area. Usually, plastic or tarpaulins and tape or other sealing materials are used to surround anything from a single piece of furniture to an entire structure. Then, lethal gas is pumped into the sealed area for a set amount of time, usually between 24 and 72 hours. This allows the gas to penetrate the wood and other materials to wipe out the infestation. After this, the "tent" is removed and the item or structure is aired out.

Perhaps you are wondering if fumigation can be dangerous. The answer is if it is not done by someone who has been specifically trained in how to properly and safely implement the fumigation process. Depending on the pest that is being targeted, different chemicals will need to be used, and nearly all pesticides used for fumigation are hazardous to humans and animals. So, you mustn't attempt to fumigate anything without a professional's assistance.

Another question you may have is, "Are there other options besides fumigation if I have an infestation?" The answer is yes, there are other options to get an infestation under control, but sometimes fumigation is the only complete solution. Think of it as a sort of reset button. When something is fumigated, you can be sure the problem has been taken care of.

How does it work? Your first step is to call in a professional to do a thorough inspection to determine which pests are present. They will then give you options as to what needs to be done to eradicate them, and what preparation, if any, will be needed.

"How much will it cost to find out what I need to do?" Nothing--If you call Action Pest Control. We offer free home inspections to help you determine what pests are present and whether or not fumigation is the right solution.

The experienced technicians here at Action are trained in providing structural and container fumigations of all kinds--and our team is experienced in providing effective fumigations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. If you live in one of these areas, and you are ready to get rid of 100% of your pest infestation, give Action Pest Control a call. We will do a free inspection, explain your options, and work with you to find the best solution for your pest control needs.