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Question DetailsAsked on 2/26/2016

TERMITE INFO

PREPARE FOR TERMITE TREATMENT

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The company is required by law to give you a brochure on preparation for treatment and on safety issues, like not reentering the building till declared safe - which might be immediately for an in-ground or outdoor treatment, some hours for a localized treatment indoors, or several days if tenting for gas fumigation. The preparation list is extensive - many hours of your work before they show up - plus they have to do an extensive inspection before starting work.


Oh - any locked closets, safe rooms, safes etc large enough for a person to be in have to be opened for inspection and generally during treatment also, so if you have gun safes or such talk to them about whether they need to be cleared out beforehand - if the safe has to stay open during treatment.


Presuming you mean tenting, so treatment with gas - they provide you with double-sealed bags for food items (though better to take off-property), but basically all tinned foods, baby clothing, plastic-sealed bedding and baby bedding, certain types of unsealed cosmetic/personal care items have to be sealed or removed from the house. Any pets have to be removed, aquarium fish are generally removed - for large aquariums they will sometimes shrink-wrap the aquarium but no promises they will not die. House plants also have to be removed - as well as any seeds, bulbs, etc. because the gas kills pretty much any living thing.


One thing sometimes forgotten in instructions - you have to run water in faucets before use in case some gas got trapped in them, and all ice has to be disposed of because it can trap some gas in it.

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