A fumigation tent is used by pest control services to fumigate homes and commercial buildings as a means of destroying extreme pest infestations. It’s an aggressive approach designed to eradicate termites, roaches, bed bugs, beetles, rodents, and various other pests. Tenting is used when a pest control expert determines that the infestation is too unlikely to be managed thoroughly by DIY efforts and that even regular professional methods may fall short. Tenting for pest extermination involves sealing the premises entirely and pumping in poisonous gas to eliminate the pests.
Why is the Tent Used for Fumigation?
The purpose of house tenting is to fumigate the home with a powerful toxic gas that eradicates insects, rodents, and other tenacious domestic pests in Utah. The fumigation tents are heavy nylon with vinyl coating, specially designed to prevent the toxic gasses from escaping. Faulty tents are unlikely, because they are designed to contain a high concentration of the chemical, which requires a fault-proof tent to succeed.
What is Involved in the House Tenting Process?
The entire process of house fumigation involves covering the whole home with a tent. The pest control professionals seal the tent with stakes, plastic sheeting, and tape. They may lock the tent too, to prevent entry. The certified exterminator then pumps the tent full of toxic gas, leaving the gas in the tent for a few days to kill off the entire infestation. Then, the tent is removed and the gas is allowed to quickly dissipate in the outside air. People can re-enter the home after the fumigation specialist has tested the indoor air and verified that the chemical levels are under 1 part per million (ppm).
Which Chemicals are Used for Tenting?
The most frequently used chemical in the fumigation process with tenting is sulfuryl fluoride. It is a colorless, odorless toxic gas used to shut down the central nervous system of household pests. It is effective for bed bug pest control as well as the eradication of termites, cockroaches, rodents, and other infestations. Some extermination companies may add tear gas to the mixture to help discourage people from being in the house during fumigation. When the tent is removed, the gas rapidly dissipates in the outdoor air.
Is Extermination Tenting Safe?
Using a house tent to eliminate termites, bed bugs, roaches, beetles, rodents, and other pests is not normally hazardous to people. The tent is typically well secured by pest control services to prevent entry by people, and any leaked gas rapidly dissipates in the outside air, so there can be no risk for people outside the tent. Further, no pests that are sealed inside the tent can escape to nearby homes because the concentrated toxic gas kills all pests inside the enclosure. To keep people safe during fumigation, they should simply not enter the tent. If there are neighbors nearby, especially families with children or pets, it is advisable to inform them that they must not attempt to enter the tent.
Does Tenting Cause Pests to Move to Neighboring Homes?
Tenting a house seals the infestation inside the tent in which a powerful toxin is applied that kills the entire population of insects and/or other pests that are enclosed. The pests cannot escape. They are captured inside where they are overcome by the poisonous gas.
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We offer one-time pest control treatment or regular service plans. Legacy Pest Control, Sunset Utah also provides the best quality of Utah pest control to eradicate infestations with whole house tenting. This is the most aggressive strategy for termite pest control and the elimination of other especially troubling infestations.
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