When a home is infested to the point where other termite control measures aren’t effective, the only way to save the home could be termite fumigation. How effective is fumigation for termites? Because the termiticide kills termites and their eggs in areas other treatment methods can’t reach, fumigation is one of the most advanced and comprehensive termite control solutions available.
How does termite fumigation work?
Depending on the level of infestation and the size of the home, the process could take less time, but you can count on a typical termite tenting treatment taking about 72 hours. View our full guide to the fumigation process here.
A termite inspector may recommend termite fumigation to eliminate infestations in inaccessible areas that other termite treatments can’t reach. A fumigation treatment provides one of the most effective termite solutions for severe infestations. When it comes to protecting your home against termite damage, you can’t afford the risk of termites surviving and re-infesting your home.
A house fumigation treatment for termites uses a proven gas termiticide that penetrates deep into your home’s structure to eradicate termites in attics, walls, and other areas. There’s nowhere for termites to hide when you let Hi-Tech Termite Control take care of your termite problem once and for all.
Drywood termites destroy the wood in structural members, walls, and floors from the inside out, so the termite damage can be severe before you notice any signs. The termites will chew through wooden support beams, floors, and walls, and it doesn’t matter to them if they’re made from soft or hardwood. Because they eat with and across the grain of the wood and build wider galleries than subterranean termites, dry wood termites can go undetected for years and cause significant hidden structural damage.
There are signs of drywood termites you can look for in your home to determine if you have an infestation. Small piles of wings and droppings, or frass, are the most common signs of a termite infestation, but even a heavy infestation can leave little to no indication of activity until it’s too late. If you see signs of termites, the infestation may be limited and can be controlled with localized treatments. But there are signs of a severe termite infestation that might indicate your home will need termite tenting.
If you find signs of termites in one room and signs in a separate room, your home could be infested with multiple termite colonies. Because drywood termites are continuously tunneling and eating their way through the structure of your home, it’s not uncommon for the signs to stop in some areas.
But don’t mistake the lack of ongoing signs for inactivity—it’s a sure bet those termites are working away behind the scenes. If you discover signs of termites in different parts of your home, your home may require tenting.
Termites swarm when a colony has become overpopulated and search out a new place to establish another colony. Dry wood swarmers typically take flight in the evenings from late summer to early fall. A termite swarm is a chaotic and quick event usually lasting no longer than about 30 minutes, so you’ll rarely catch one unfolding.
But because most of the reproductive swarmers die before becoming the new queen or king, the aftermath of shed wings is a clear sign of an established colony nearby. If you see swarming dry wood termites or shed wings, an inspection may reveal the need for fumigation.
If you find dry wood termites or swarmers in your attic or other hard-to-access areas, tracking down the source for a localized treatment could be difficult. Inaccessible structural members, the wood beneath plywood attic floors, and areas hidden by insulation could all be infested. Because tenting a house for termites is the only termite treatment capable of reaching these areas, signs of termites in an attic usually call for fumigation.
Whether you see signs of termites in your home or not, only a qualified termite inspector can tell you the level of infestation for sure. Take the guesswork out of the equation with a no-cost termite inspection of your home.
A termite fumigation treatment is a detailed control solution that must be performed by certified professionals who have received extensive specialized training. Our team has the experience and knowledge to perform fumigation services that are safe for your family but the means of an end for a termite infestation.
Since safety is the priority, the fumigation technicians monitor the gas termiticide during the fumigation treatment to ensure the gas stays contained to treatment areas only. Once the termite tenting process is complete, a termite technician tests each area of your home to ensure it’s safe to re-enter your home.
While termite tenting is the most extensive control measure, there is always the possibility that termites can establish a colony near your home and re-infest it. But when you choose Hi-Tech Termite Control to protect your home, we can create a barrier using a preventive treatment plan. When you combine the comprehensive termite treatment you get with fumigation and a proven termite prevention solution, you can protect your home today and for years to come.
Now that you know how effective and safe termite fumigation treatment can be, don’t risk letting a termite infestation do even more damage. Get your free termite inspection today and let Hi-Tech Termite Control protect your home. From Los Angeles to San Diego to Orange County, if you live in Southern California, we’ve got you covered.