We have more pests in Honolulu than we can shake a stick at. Since there are so many, there are quite a few pest control services available to deal with them. If you're not in the business of pest control, it is easy to get some of the many terms confused. Fumigation is one such term. When you think of it, what comes to mind? Do you imagine a structure encased in a large tent? If so, you're on the right track. Tent fumigation is one way your licensed professional will handle a fumigation job. But large-scale fumigation isn't always necessary. Sometimes, it is possible to target pests with this method on a smaller scale, treating individual items in a fumigation containment chamber. But what we don't do is apply fumigation services in open environments.
A common misconception is that professionals use mosquito fumigation to address mosquitoes. That fog-like material you see technicians apply to landscapes is not the gas used in fumigation. Those are organic or synthesized insecticides. When deciding what to do about your pest problem, it is good to know the terms. Today, we're going to take a look at what fumigation is, when it is necessary, what you can expect when you request fumigation services, and what you need to do when the fumigation is complete. The service professionals at Pest Tech - Hawaii are your local area fumigation experts. Here's everything you need to know about getting fumigation services in Honolulu.
When And Why Fumigation Services May Be Necessary
Not all pest control problems require fumigation. It is a service used to address hard-to-reach pests, like drywood termites, wood boring beetles, and bed bugs. These bugs hide deep and elude treatments. But they aren't able to hide from the gas of a fumigation treatment. The gas works its way into cracks and crevices. It fills in the voids within walls, floors, and ceilings. It gets into the pores of furniture items. There is no place Honolulu pests can hide. So, when is the right time to get fumigation?
Drywood Termites: Do you need termite fumigation when dealing with these wood-damaging pests? Most of the time, the answer is yes. While there are treatment options available to address these pests, it is a challenge to get treatment materials in a space where these insects will come in contact with them. Drywood termites have no contract with the ground, like subterranean termites. Therefore, methods used on subterranean termites, such as bait stations and liquid soil treatments aren't effective. The products must be injected into wall voids. But, when drywood termites stay inside the wood they're feeding on, they don't touch products applied in structural cavities where termiticide is injected.
Cockroaches: Fumigation is a highly effective method for treating cockroach infestations within homes. This pest control technique involves the use of specialized chemicals, often in gaseous form, which can penetrate even the most inaccessible areas of a dwelling. Cockroaches are notorious for their ability to hide in cracks, crevices, and wall voids, making them challenging to eradicate using conventional methods. Fumigation, however, ensures that the treatment reaches these elusive hiding spots, effectively exterminating cockroaches at all life stages. Moreover, fumigation is a thorough and rapid process, minimizing the inconvenience to homeowners and preventing reinfestations. When carried out by trained professionals, it provides a safe and highly reliable solution for eliminating cockroach problems in homes.
Bed Bugs: Do you need to get bed bug fumigation service for every bed bug infestation? No. If you catch bed bugs early, there are many treatment options to deal with those bugs before turning to fumigation. But, Honolulu residents often attempt DIY control before contacting a licensed professional, which, in the case of bed bugs, provides these insects an opportunity to retreat into walls and other difficult-to-treat spaces. Early detection and professional treatment are required to avoid the extra cost of tent fumigation over the entire structure. You may also use fumigation as a targeted solution. If you have a bed bug-infested household item, you can have it put into a treatment chamber to eliminate the insects inside.
Spiders: In addition to the above pest species, fumigation is also highly effective approach to combat spider infestations in residential and commercial spaces. Spiders often establish their webs in challenging-to-reach corners, making conventional cleaning and spraying methods insufficient for complete eradication. Fumigation employs specialized insecticides in gaseous form, allowing them to infiltrate even the most inaccessible areas, ensuring comprehensive spider control. This method not only targets adult spiders but also addresses their egg sacs and immature offspring, effectively preventing future generations from emerging. Its thoroughness ensures a lasting solution, providing homeowners and property owners with a reliable means to reduce both the spider population and their unsightly webs. When performed by trained professionals, fumigation offers a safe and dependable approach for managing spider infestations.
There are many reasons you might select fumigation to address your pest problem. Hopefully, these examples help you with your choice. Keep in mind that along with structural fumigations and chamber fumigations, we also help boat owners address pernicious pests, such as drywood termites. We are approved to apply boat fumigation in many marinas in our service area. Use our contact us page to find out if service is available where your boat is harbored.
What To Expect When Your Home Is Being Fumigated
What does the fumigation process look like, and what can you expect when you contact Pest Tech - Hawaii for fumigation in Honolulu? Obviously, the first factor to consider is what kind of fumigation service you need.
Tent Fumigation: If you need a structure or boat treated, there is much more to the process. We will have to apply tents or tarps and seal them thoroughly to contain the Vikane gas. It is quite a process, and you'll need to help with the preparation and leave the structure on the day of treatment. If you are getting residential fumigation, you'll need to set up sleep accommodations for the time you'll spend away from your home.
Along with the process, you may have questions about the treatment material used. Vikane gas fumigant is the most trusted brand and is backed by over 50 years of university research. It is an odorless gas, so there is an odor introduced to make it detectable. The gas is harmful to all living things, so it is critical to remove all humans and pets (including fish) from areas being fumigated. Don't worry. We help you get ready for your fumigation.
Fumigation Services: Let The Experts Handle Your Pest Problem
If you're in Honolulu, contact Pest Tech - Hawaii for all of your fumigation needs. We provide a wide range of pest fumigation services. It pays to select a pest control service provider with specialization in this method of pest control. There are many steps, regulations, and protocols to follow. We have a lot of experience handling fumigations in the Honolulu area. We guide you from start to finish.
We begin with an inspection to evaluate your pest control issue and guide you in selecting the right treatment options.
We provide you with a preparation checklist and help you get ready for your treatment day.
On the day of treatment, we cover the structure with a tent or tarps and seal it entirely to contain the fumigant.
We examine our work meticulously to make sure no gas leaks out.
We release the Vikane fumigant into the tented structure and allow it time to work its way into every pore.
The next day, we return to check the air quality and remove the tenting material.
We check thoroughly to make sure the structure is ready for your return.
We post a notice on the front door and give you the all-clear.
If you need a chamber fumigation, the process is easy. You simply drop your item off at our Bellflower location and pick it back up in a few days. We also provide pest inspections if you need professional advice regarding your infestation. That one item may not be the only infested item.
Do you have questions that were not addressed here? Give us a call or drop us an email. We're happy to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision regarding your pest problem.
What To Do Next After A Fumigation Service
Once your termites, bed bugs, or other pests are gone, what comes next? Fumigation resets the insect population to zero but does not leave a residual control in place to prevent future infestations. After your local fumigator has eliminated all pests in your home or business, you'll need to take steps to keep pests out. There are many ways you can do this on your own. You may apply exclusion work to block access. You may apply sanitation and moisture control to reduce pest activity. We offer many blog articles to help you with DIY pest control. You may also request information regarding ongoing residential or commercial pest control services. Pest Tech - Hawaii provides proactive pest maintenance to repel and knock down pests before they enter structures. Connect with us today to learn more by jumping to our contact us page or by giving us a call. Your PTH service team is here to help.
Aaron was our contact and was super good at explaining everything to our family. He was available and responded to calls and text messages through the process. The team was able to get the house fumigated super quick from quote to clearing the house to re-enter in under two weeks. Mahalo to the Pest Tech Hawaii team.