Having a termite colony near your home and then having them rapidly move inward to infiltrate your home is extremely stressful, especially if you live in the Los Angeles area. Termites tend to flourish and thrive in the warm, damp conditions providing a never-ending feast, which makes LA a perfect habitat! If you find termites in your home, a fumigation treatment may be necessary, so follow along in today’s post as we give you the best tips to prepare your home for termite fumigation.
Termite fumigation happens in a number of steps, so it’s important to have all of the relevant information surrounding it. At Hi-Tech Termite Control, we’re here to lend a hand in a stressful event that disrupts your daily life. We have the best skills and experience to help any fumigation service go quickly so you can get back into your Los Angeles home.
The 10 Essential Tips For Termite Fumigation
You will always be provided a list by the termite professionals, and below are some general recommendations to help you and your family survive in this transition.
- Make the fumigation count by opening all the doors, desks, cabinets, closets, and safes. Anything you can open, do so!
- Remove all food from the refrigerator and freezer, deep freezer, pantry, and any other locations — store at an off-site location.
- Raise all the blinds and curtains to for window access.
- Strip all the beds of their linens and mattress coverings — store at an off-site location.
- Check the appliances and unplug washers, dryers, refrigerators, and ovens, in addition to turning off the gas to fireplaces and hot water heaters.
- Remove all living things which include all pets and indoor plants — store them at an off-site location.
- Trim outdoor landscaping so it’s at least one foot (twelve inches) from your home’s exterior.
- Remove any fencing that comes into direct contact with your home.
- Provide the termite fumigation professionals with a key to your home so they can enter and exit accordingly while locking your home when they’re not there.
- Prepare your family and have your bags packed and all your belongings in tow — those mentioned above — and retreat to a hotel or friend’s or family’s home until the process is over.
Termite fumigation takes roughly two days and three nights to complete from the initial fumigation to the aeration period that follows.