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Getting Your Owensboro Home Or Business Ready For Fumigation

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Fumigation is one of the most comprehensive and effective tools in the pest control industry arsenal. There is a good reason why businesses rely on fumigation options. It works! If you and your pest professional have decided that fumigation is the way to go, then there probably is a good reason. While it's true that fumigation is the most reliable way to ensure all the pests in your Owensboro home or business will be eliminated, there are some very important things that need to happen before fumigation can occur.

Some Things Need To Sealed

Certain things need to be wrapped in special bags that Action Pest Control will provide. We will show you the best way to use them and go over what needs to be bagged. A good rule of thumb is anything that touches your mouth or eyes should be put in these special bags.

Some things that need bagging include:

  • Food, perishables, open bottles, and jars
  • Medications, cigarettes, toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant and soaps
  • Pet treats, pet toys, and pet food
  • Contact lenses, make-up, lipstick and chap-stick, baby chew-toys like teethers and binkies; and diapers

It may seem like a lot of things to remember, but our friendly technicians will walk you through all of this one step at a time. Your safety is our priority.

Some Things Need To Be Unsealed

A lot of things need to be bagged, but some things need to be un-bagged. For instance, sometimes we use sealed sheets on mattresses or pillows. We often use special bags for suits and dresses. Everything partially sealed like that needs to be opened up. By unzipping these sealed items you can be sure they will not trap and hold the gasses after we air out your house.

How To Prepare The Outside Of Your House

Sometimes the fumigation gas goes down into the soil, it can be especially hard on plants and makes the entire process less effective. A good way to stop gas from leaching through the ground is to moisten the soil next to the house. By making the soil wet, the fumigation process will have less access to the roots of the plants and it will help the gas from escaping and stay within the seal created by our fumigation experts.
Sometimes bushes grow right up against your house's exterior, these plants will have to be trimmed back away from the house at least 12 inches. There is a lot of work involved on your part and ours. But luckily it's not something you'll have to do very often. This is because fumigation is effective immediately and lasts for a long time.

Fumigating Works!

Fumigating is the most comprehensive way to rid yourself of nearly every type of pest including the following:

  • Rodents
  • Termites
  • Cockroaches
  • Mites, aphids and bed bugs
  • Fleas, ticks and lice
  • Silverfish, spiders and scorpions
  • Pests that are inside your walls and crawl spaces that are usually hard to get with standard pest control methods
  • Fumigation reaches everywhere in the structure, leaving pests nowhere to hide

Note: Be sure your pets don't try to get back inside while your house is being fumigated!

Why Owensboro Trusts Action Pest Control With Fumigation

Many businesses need to be sure that they have zero pests. The sighting of a single rodent or cockroach can irreparably harm a restaurant's reputation. Therefore, fumigating is the business owner's first and most reliable choice. Fumigating your house on the other hand, is sometimes the last resort. But it's one that works and has a proven record of success. Our pest technicians have the experience that can help make one of the most complicated pest control methods run smoothly.

The Fun Side Of Fumigation

If you and your pest control professional have decided that fumigating your home is the right thing to do, the best thing to do during this process is to take a mini-vacation. Do something fun with the family for the time you can't be in your house. When you get back, you will be rested and your home will be as pest-free as it was the day it was built.
Action Pest Control has been fumigating family homes for years. We're trusted by large businesses. Our customers know that it's our experience that makes the difference and it's that experience that you want when undertaking such a large project. 
Most importantly, make sure fumigation is right for you. We offer several methods of pest prevention. Call us today to learn more. Action Pest Control is here to help.