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Written by Tim Denner
on September 24, 2019

Finding out that you have termites and need structural fumigation can be scary and overwhelming - leaving you with a lot of questions. You can get many of the answers you need by looking at the termite inspection report you received after your most recent inspection. In the report you can learn about the amount and type of damage your home sustained and find treatment recommendations. If the treatment that the inspector recommended is structural fumigation then there are a few things you need to know prior to the treatment:

Structural fumigation is one of the most effective options for eradicating termites. It will take quite a bit of preparation on your part to get your home ready for structural fumigation. Structural fumigation will only be recommended as a treatment option when absolutely necessary.

Structural fumigation is one of the most effective options for eradicating termites.                                   

If structural fumigation has been recommended as a remedy for your termite infestation you can rest assured that it is a very effective treatment option. Structural fumigation involves encasing your entire house in a tent. Once the house is completely closed off, a powerful termiticide (chemical used to kill termites) will be released into the air. The type of termiticide used in structural fumigation can permeate walls and get to every single spot throughout your home where termites are active. The way that the termiticide moves through the property makes it a very effective option for termite eradication. There will be no areas in or below your house that are unreachable using this treatment option.

It will take quite a bit of preparation on your part to get your home ready for structural fumigation.    

Structural fumigation is a termite treatment option that requires a large amount of preparation – both from the homeowner and the professionals who are treating the property. During the time your home is being fumigated you will have to make arrangements for your family and pets to stay elsewhere. This can last for a couple of days to several. In addition, you will need to remove all food and medicine from your home or store it all in bags designed to protect it during fumigation. You will have to dedicate much more time to getting ready for structural fumigation than you would with the other termite treatment options.

Structural fumigation will only be recommended as a treatment option when absolutely necessary

It is important to understand that structural fumigation will only be recommended to you as a treatment option when absolutely necessary. Structural fumigation can be very disruptive to your life because it requires you to leave your home for a few days as well as make a number of preparations. There are other treatment options you can explore if you want to avoid structural fumigation but if your inspector recommended it as a treatment option it means that you have a very serious infestation that requires a drastic treatment solution.

It is always a good idea to explore your options when you need something major like structural fumigation done to your home. But you do not have to know every detail of how it works in order to get the process started. You will work closely with your termite professional throughout the entire structural fumigation process. If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance at any point in the process the termite treatment company you choose will be able to help.

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