Structural fumigation is a pest control method that involves filling the airspace within a structure with a toxic gas. A tarp, or tent, is used over the structure to trap the gas inside..
Structural fumigation is a pest control method that involves filling the airspace within a structure with a toxic gas. A tarp, or tent, is used over the structure to trap the gas inside. The gas penetrates cracks, crevices, and pores in the wood to eliminate pests, such as drywood termitesand bed bugs. After the tarp is removed, fans are used to help the gas escape into the atmosphere. Leftover residues are not expected to remain on surfaces.
A tarp, or tent, is used over the structure to trap the gas inside. The gas penetrates cracks, crevices, and pores in the wood to eliminate pests, such as drywood termitesand bed bugs. After the tarp is removed, fans are used to help the gas escape into the atmosphere. Leftover residues are not expected to remain on surfaces.
The structure must be sealed with a tarp to trap gas inside during fumigation. The structure must be secured and warning signs posted to prevent people from entering the structure during fumigation.. After fumigation, the tarp is removed and the structure is aerated. Applicators conduct air monitoring procedures to make sure gas levels do not exceed the EPA established limit of 1 part per million (ppm). Occupants are not allowed to reenter until the applicator checks are complete. Prior to fumigation, Al Raha Developing company will provide detailed instructions about how to prepare your home. Preparation may include some of the following steps: Inform your neighbors. Ask them to keep pets and children away from the structure during fumigation and aeration until occupants are permitted to reenter. Remove all people, pets, fish, reptiles, and houseplants from the home and business because Gas can be toxic to all living things.
Prevent pockets of gas. Remove waterproof covers on mattresses and pillows. Remove or double bag all food, feed, tobacco, and medications that are not enclosed in plastic, glass, or metal packaging with the manufacturer's original air-tight seal intact. This includes items in the refrigerator or freezer. Your applicator will generally provide special bags for this purpose. Open all indoor drawers and doors, including attics, storage chests, cabinets, closets, and appliances (dishwasher, microwave, etc.). Unplug or turn off electrical heati
Unplug or turn off electrical heating elements and turn off automatic switch controls for appliances. Although Gas is not flammable at room temperature, pilot lights and any open flames must be turned off. Speak to your applicator ahead of time regarding any additional questions you may have. Currently heat or thermal treatment is the only "whole-structure" alternative to fumigation, though localized or spot treatments may also be available.
Heat treatments are a popular environmentally friendly alternative to using chemicals to eliminate insect infestations. There is scientific evidence that insects are becoming increasingly resistant to chemicals but are physically not capable of surviving extreme, prolonged controlled temperatures.
Heat treatments are performed only a single time, for low to mid-level infestations, to effectively kill all insect life stages from egg to adult whereas chemicals typically require multiple treatments over an extended time period.
Heaters are able to penetrate areas that are difficult to reach with pesticides or other chemicals. This concept is important as insects are known to hide in small cracks and crevices which could result in re-infestation.
Untreated areas of a structure may remain operational during this non-toxic treatment meaning the entire site does not need to be evacuated in order for the treatment to occur.
The proper, even application of heat will not result in the damage of interior space contents. It is safe to leave potentially infested electronics and other contents in the space being heated as long as they are unplugged. A list of heat sensitive items to remove prior to treatment is provided to customers.
• Industry-leading technology
• Over 30 years of termite control experience
• An associate with extensive training in all areas of termite control
inspection of your home and will then prescribe a customized treatment designed to help protect your biggest investment — your home. Al Raha Developing bases treatment techniques on your home's and Business specific construction type because we understand that every place is unique, and not all customers' needs are the same.