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Type Of Bugs That Fumigation Will Get Out Of Your Owensboro Property

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At Action Pest Control, we have many tools in our tool belt. If you're dealing with a pest control issue in your Owensboro property, our certified pest management professionals have many solutions available for your pest control needs. One size does not fit all, and one solution does not fit all. Bed bugs, for instance, can be managed with a wide range of pest control strategies. Your technician may suggest mattress encasements, insect interceptors, and conventional treatment. If the bed bugs are throughout your property, heat remediation may a viable solution. But for complete control of a very difficult bed bug infestation, fumigation is the way to go. This is often the case. 

Experts use fumigation techniques when we need to deal with an extremely difficult pest control issue. Why? Because fumigation gases get into the cracks, crevices, and even the pores of man-made structures to infiltrate the spaces where pests are hiding. Let's take a look at a few more bugs that can be controlled with fumigation and why fumigation may be the right choice for your pest problem.

Subterranean Termites

How do you get at millions of insects that live almost exclusively in the ground or inside the wood they are feeding on? Without fumigation, licensed pest control providers usually turn to termite bait systems. While this can get the job done, it isn't a fast process. The worker termites have to find the bait and share it with their colony. This takes time.

A technician may also suggest direct treatments with Termidor. This also takes time. Termidor doesn't kill termites immediately. It has a transfer effect. Just like bait, it works its way from termite to termite and eventually eliminates the colony. It wouldn't be nearly as effective if it just killed the termites it came in contact with.

If you want fast elimination of termites, fumigation is the way to go. Applying fumigation to a termite problem is like flicking a reset button. One day you have termites. The next day you don't. It's that simple. But in order to fumigate a structure, it has to be tented, and this adds to the cost of the treatment, making fumigation the most expensive route. You'll need to weigh out the cost factors with your pest control technician.

Wood Borers And Other Structures-Infesting Pests

Subterranean termites aren't the only pests that get into the wood of a home. Powderpost beetles, carpenter ants, and other wood-boring pests can become a threat to the structural integrity of your building. In large-scale infestations, fumigation is often the best solution. Once a fumigation has been performed, the job is done. You won't have to wonder if pests are still damaging your property.   

Stored-Product Pests

There are many pests that can get into food. Some of them even breed inside food products. The pests that breed in pantry foods are called pantry pests. There are many beetles and weevils that fall into this category. There is also one type of moth that is a common pantry pest: the Indian meal moth. When beetles, weevils or Indian meal moths get into your pantry, fumigation may not be the right solution.

In residential situations, the better course of action is usually to perform a strategic and targeted home pest control method. But a warehouse, food-processing plant or some other food-manufacturing facility will require the kind of control that only fumigation can provide. The gases used for fumigation work their way to those pests and take them down without harming the stored product.


Are you wondering whether or not fumigation is the right choice for you? Let our fumigation experts help. We have the experience to get you the results you're looking for. Reach out to us today and request a consultation. We'll guide you toward the right solution for your pest control problem.