Will Termite Treatment Kill Other Bugs?
Fumigation is known to kill other insects or pests in the home at the time of treatment. Other types of treatment may prove to be equally effective.
Because the most powerful pest control methods are used to control termites, they will often work to kill other insects or pests in or near the property as well. Fumigation, especially, is known to kill other bugs that may be infesting your property at the time of treatment. Because so many invasive pests can be controlled with fumigation methods, many homeowners will be happy to know that any pest in their home will be eliminated through this technique. However, many non-chemical treatments will likely not kill off other pests in the home.
How Does Fumigation Work?
Despite its fallbacks, fumigation is one of the most effective ways to not only control termites but many other pests as well. It is typically a last-ditch effort in controlling pests but is occasionally deemed a necessary part of ensuring all pests are eliminated in serious infestations. The basic process includes some of the following steps:
- Before fumigation, homeowners will be instructed to vacate the premises and to help prepare their home before it is tented.
- During fumigation, the house will be completely covered and sealed using tarps. Gas will be pumped into the premises and fans will be used in order to thoroughly circulate the gas throughout the house.
- After fumigation, the gas is cleared out by use of fans and by opening ventilation areas around the tarps. No one will be permitted to enter the building until certified fumigators have deemed it completely safe.
Other Pests Are Killed by Fumigation
Fumigation is almost always used for controlling termites, but it can effectively kill many other pests present in the home or above the ground. While different dosages of fumigates are required for different pests, fumigation may kill some of the following pests:
- Bed bugs
- Pantry pests
- Wood-boring beetles
Which Termite Treatments Don’t Kill Other Pests?
Besides fumigation, it’s hard to know whether certain termite treatments will effectively kill other pests or not. Orange oil, termiticides, baiting systems, and other methods of control have all been reported as killing other bugs in the home, but every situation is different. It’s best to consult a professional pest control company who can create an individualized treatment plan for controlling the different types of pests you may be dealing with.
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