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Can Fumigation Be Done In Homes?

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Yes. When fumigation is the right option to arrest a pest control issue inside a home, it is the best control option suggested to homeowners by the experts here at Action Pest Control. There is nothing unique about a home that would exclude it from being suitable for a fumigation. Here are some circumstances in which we would suggest fumigation for a single family home.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are miserable pests. When they infest a home, they feed at night and can leave painful, itchy welts on the skin. They also come with a stigma saying that people who get bed bugs are dirty people. While this is absolutely not true, this stigma often leads families to request discreet options to eradicate these bugs. These discreet and targeted pest-control options sometimes work but, when they fail, it is necessary to treat the entire structure. Fumigation can be used in both cases. It is possible to fumigate a single object, such as a bed, mattress, or piece of furniture, but also the entire structure, if necessary.


Subterranean termites cost U.S. property owners over $5 billion every year, and this threat is usually dealt with using proactive termite protocols. But, homes that do not have termite protection can be overrun with these wood-eating insects. When this happens, fumigation is one solution that works to eradicate this threat. Fumigation uses gases that work their way into pores, holes, gaps, and termite tunnels. When it does, it kills any termites it comes in contact with.

Wood Infesting Insects

When insects such as the powder post beetle infest furniture, fumigation is often the best solution to arrest these infestations. As mentioned above, fumigants are gases. They are not topical applications such as foggers and aerosols. They work their way into pores and tunnels to kill infesting furniture pests.

Fumigation is the right pest control option when pests get into locations that are difficult to get at with chemicals. It does not leave residuals and it can be used in some sensitive situations. It is like flicking a reset button on infesting bugs. If you're struggling with a complex pest problem, reach out to the fumigation experts here at Action Pest Control and find out if fumigation is the right option for you. We have experience fumigating everything from single items of furniture to entire warehouses and commercial facilities. You can trust our team to give you all the information you need to make the right decision for your pest control problem.

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