Are Termite Treatments Safe?
If all safety precautions are taken and the process is done by a professional, termite treatments are safe for you and your family
Several treatments used to eliminate termites involve chemicals that could be dangerous if not handled properly. If administered by a professional, termite control products are quite safe and people do not typically suffer from any residual effects. If proper precautions are taken before and after termite treatment, there’s no reason to worry about you or your family’s safety.
Is Termite Fumigation Toxic?
Termite fumigation doesn’t pose any serious threats insofar that all safety precautions and procedures are followed. To ensure this method is safe for all involved, it’s important to adhere to the following procedures:
- Preparing for Termite Fumigation:
- Before fumigation begins, you will be instructed to make arrangements to ensure all people, pets, and plants are removed from the home.
- All food and medicine needs to be either removed from the home or sealed in airtight containers.
- Any plants, fences, antennas, or other objects outdoors that could obstruct the tent must be removed in order to make way for proper tent placement.
- During Fumigation:
- The property will be completely covered and sealed using tarps. As the gas is pumped into the home, fans will be used in order to thoroughly circulate the gas into all of the spaces inside.
- Warning signs will be clearly posted around the home to prevent visitors.
- Re-Entering After Fumigation:
- Once the treatment is done, the gas will be cleared out using fans and opened ventilation areas around the tarps.
- The structure will take a minimum of 12 hours to be completely aerated.
- No one will be permitted to enter the building until our certified fumigators have deemed it completely safe.
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Are There Eco-Friendly Termite Treatments?
Because fumigation is inconvenient for homeowners and of course known for having a high dose chemicals and , some pest control companies use it as a last resort if other methods are not deemed suitable. Other treatments that are typically safer and less invasive include orange oil, baiting systems, nematodes, fungi, sand, borates (or borax), and even heat treatments. No matter the method used, a professional pest control expert can make sure it is administered in a way that will be safe for you, your family, and your pets.
Are Termite Treatments Safe? in Atlanta & Knoxville Metros and Surrounding Areas
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