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How To Prepare For Fumigation Service

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When pest problems arise in a business, they can create serious problems. Pests aren't just a nuisance. They can bite, sting, spread bacteria, spread human pathogens, destroy property, and damage the reputation of a business. Often, these problems can be addressed with targeted pest control protocols, but complicated or widespread pest issues call for stronger measures to be taken. This is when fumigation service is the right solution.

How Fumigation Works

When bugs are in wall voids, around sensitive products, in confined or cluttered spaces, deep inside cracks, or inside the wood of a structure, fumigation is the treatment option professionals turn to because the gases used for fumigation work their way into where they need to be. Not only do fumigants get to where those bugs are hiding, they leave no residue behind after they have done the job of arresting the infestation. This is why they are ideal for commercial facilities and business environments. They can be done quickly, address the entire problem, and allow the business to get back to business as usual.

Fumigation Preparation

  • While the gases used in fumigation penetrate, this penetration can be hindered. That is why we suggest opening all cabinets, appliances, trunks, desks, and such. The goal is to let the gases get into every space without hindrance.
  • It is important to allow gases to move freely from room to room. All doors should be opened before fumigation service.
  • Curtains, blinds, draperies, and other window coverings should be raised up or removed entirely to allow fumigation technicians easy access.
  • Fumigants are flammable. Before service, it is important to have the gas turned off inside the structure so pilot lights and other flames do not ignite the fumigation gases.
  • If a business has mattresses or box springs that are sealed with encasements, these may need to be removed if the goal of the fumigation is to address bed bugs or some other bed-infesting pest being targeted.
  • Outside the business, trim shrubs and bushes, rake mulch a foot away from the foundation wall and apply water to the perimeter of the structure.

If you set up pest control service for your business, you can expect to see these and similar preparation tips on preparation guidelines given before the treatment begins. Your fumigation specialist will walk you through the process so that there are no questions and the best results are achieved.

Reach out to Action Pest Control today to schedule a free inspection. We look forward to serving you.