Saturday, June 4, 2011

Drywood Termite fumigation treatment

One phrase stands out more than others when it comes to drywood termite fumigation, including the phrase called the hidden enemy, It is called "the hidden enemy" for a reason, termites can stay undetected for a long period of time.  There are various ways to treat drywood termites. You can do spot treatments. This type of treatment includes injecting the wood with a chemical or a foam and is not necessarily full proof.

Another type of treatment stands out more than others as being as close to 100% as possible and that is the drywood termite fumigation treatment. This treatment includes placing tarps over your house, sealing and injecting a chemical gas, this gas will sit in your home for a certain period of time. Usually between 18 and 24 hours and it is capable of penetrating the wood products of your house and killing the existing termites, now remember that the dry wood termites lives in the wood itself and never leaves unless it is time to reproduce and then only the reproductive termite comes out of the colony.

The big problem with Fumigation is the inconvenience to the homeowner and it is very time consuming. You usually have to be out of your house 1 to 2 days, sometimes more. The expense of this type of treatment is somewhat higher than most types of treatment.

I think the most successful type of treatment is the tent fumigation method.

Things to remember when you do a fumigation treatment;

  •  You need to place all your food in plasticbags and seal them up with tape.
  •  You need to remove all animals from the premises.
  • All humans have to be gone.
  • You need to be prepared to stay out of the house for 24 to 48 hours.
  • You should cut back all shrubbery from the house.
Now the good thing about this type of treatment is that it will kill just about any kind of insects inside the residence, but remember, youwill not necessarily kill frogs and lizards so do not use this as a way to determine if the job wasa success or failure.

Do yourself a favor and get more than one estimate or bid when ever you get a drywood termite treatment cost, also ask whoever is doing the estimates or bids to do a dry wood termite inspection and compare with two or three different companies the inspection results,method of treatments and prices.


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