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Can A Fumigation Be Done In Winter?

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Yes. A fumigation can be done any time of year. In fact, a winter fumigation may be exactly what your home or business needs. There are many pests that target man-made structures in late fall to escape the freezing temperatures of winter. If you're dealing with these overwintering pests, a fumigation can help you flick the "reset" button and stop those bugs cold.

Fumigation is a process that uses tents to hold in gases that destroy targeted pests. These gases are able to get into hard-to-reach places, like wall voids, crawl spaces, and closed off attics areas. When an entire structure is tented, gas can also get into eaves, rooflines, chimneys, and around external structures. If you have overwintering pests living anywhere that is targeted with fumigation, you can be sure that those invading pests will no longer be an issue, even if they are hiding in hard-to-get-at areas.

A winter fumigation means fewer pests in spring. If you target those overwintering pests now, you won't have them crawling out of your home and building nests near your doorways and windows when it starts to warm up or, worse, accidentally entering into common areas within your home or business. If this happens in a home, it can mean unwanted stings, bites, and illness. For a business, it can mean frustrated employees and customers who don't return.

When overwintering pests come all the way inside a home, they can damage belongings. Pests can stain curtains, tapestries, rugs, and furniture. They can eat clothing, crawl on pantry shelves and inside cabinets, chew on old photos, nibble on wallpaper, and bore into antiques.

A winter fumigation can stop structural damage. If you stop termites, carpenter ants, or other wood-destroying organisms now, you'll stop them from doing damage all winter long. These creatures do not hibernate. Under the right conditions, they can continue eating away at support beams and structural studs even when it is below zero outside.

You can have a fumigation done anytime but, it is important, no matter what season, to get a fumigation company that is experienced. When you choose Action Pest Control for your fumigation needs, you can know for sure that sensitive items will be protected and that no issues will arise from leaving your home unattended in winter. Our team has the experience, training, and expertise to not only eradicate targeted pests, but to also make sure that your home or business, and everything inside, is safe.

If you have more questions, or would like to schedule fumigation service, reach out to us today. We look forward to assisting you with your fumigation needs.