Fumigation

There are typically pests in every home, but getting rid of infestations can be difficult. Maybe you're struggling with spiders, termites, or ants? Fumigation might help! Read on for all the info about how it works and when to call professionals.

What is Fumigation?

Fumigation ("Fumi" means 'air') is the process of using chemical gases (fumigants) to kill pests within your home. It's an invasive procedure that requires all other humans or animals to be outside for anywhere from several hours up to 7 days, so it often becomes the first line of defense when trying to stop stubborn infestations like termites which can't otherwise easily get out on their own terms… eating away at your house until there is nothing left but crumbs!

Who Fumigates Your Home?

The decision of whether to use professional fumigation or do-it-yourself will be determined by a few different factors.  One factor is the size and complexity of your home, as well as what materials are involved in its construction (i.e. if there is carpeting). Other considerations could include accessibility for ventilation equipment like aspirators; weather restrictions such as severe heat waves can make working outside difficult but providing an open concept living space helps circulate air better at lower elevations

What is The Cost of Fumigation?

1. Fumigating Your Own Home

DIY pest control is an affordable and effective way to get rid of pests. You can purchase fogger bombs for about $10-$100, at your local home improvement store or buy them online from websites like Amazon! These are great because they allow you to treat large areas without paying for or coordinating with a professional - though you'll still want to coordinate with your other household tenants beforehand since some fumigants might not be allowed inside certain structures such as homes owned by renters who don't own their properties.

2. Using a Professional Fumigator

The cost of fumigation depends on the Professional that you hire. The average price range can be anywhere from $170-500, but most charge about 300 dollars for 1-hour treatment (though some might offer discounts during off-peak times). You will also need an appointment since they are often in high demand.

Fumigation Safety

Fumigation is a process that can be done safely, but it's important to understand all of the risks. For example, if you do not follow instructions carefully or use an improper gas mixture then your home could become toxic for everyone including yourself and pets (and even wildlife!). Professional fumigators will always wear protective masks during operations. However, this isn't required by law as long they have proper respiratory equipment such as ventilators which allow them to breathe air from outside into inside environments.

Here's How to Fumigate on Your Own

The best way for DIY homeowners and business owners to DIY fumigate is with store-bought fumigators (vs homemade). Follow these steps if you want the DIY treatment without professional assistance.

1. Select The Right Fumigation Product

Pests can be a pain, but it’s important to know that there are many pest control products out on the market made for different-sized spaces and types of pests. Keep your budget in mind when deciding which one will work best with what space or type of infestation. Cheaper isn't always better here because saving money could mean spending even more later down the line once things get worse than before. Foggers are the most common product used in DIY fumigation.

2. Make a Plan

Fumigation is not just something that can be done when there's spare time on the weekend. Your family or tenants will need time away from their homes and pets with no access or movement allowed inside during the fumigation period. Post-fumigation risks also exist such as plants consumed by humans and glassware/silverware kept within proximity of the fumigation. Make sure that you put your items in storage to ensure that you aren't contaminating them with your fumigation. Allow time for cleanup, including washing aquarium filters and furnace filters before turning them back on again.

3. Prepare Your Home For Fumigation

When using these fogger bombs, follow the directions on your product carefully. Place them in areas where they will not be accessible or come into contact with other items that may cause a spark from static electricity. If you need to treat drawers, keep them open so gas can get inside and securely lock all windows leading outside. Make sure to shut off heating/cooling systems and temporarily disable the home’s smoke detectors before starting work.

4. Set Your Foggers

Follow the instructions on your fogger bomb package carefully, and be sure to set them up outside before you start - just in case something goes wrong, you’ll want to be in a well-ventilated area. Keep children and pets away while you are setting up the devices. You should also wear protection over the nose/mouth area. Finally, make sure to use proper industrial stringy masks to protect your lungs.

5. Wait For Your Home to Fully Fumigate

Follow these steps to properly fumigate your home. After the allotted time has passed, put on a mask, go inside, and place air fresheners to help get rid of the smell of the fumigation. Make sure that everyone in your household knows that no visits are allowed until after all dangers have been eliminated!

Need Help?

Fumigation is a great way to get rid of pests. But if you tried it yourself and just weren’t as successful with the process then you can always hire a professional! No one wants to live with unwelcome guests.
 

Published on: Sun, 09 Jan, 2022

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