How to Prepare House For Termite Treatment
When termites infest your home, they can cause significant damage to the structure. A termite inspection will help detect these pests and protect your property. During this process, the termite inspectors will look for evidence of termites in baseboards, walls, windows, crawl spaces, door frames, and the insides of cabinets and closets.
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Before the inspection, you should make sure that your house is tidied and free of clutter. This will allow the termite inspectors to easily access your house. You should also clean your yard and remove any debris or trees that could block the termite inspectors’ path.
After the inspection, the termite inspectors will give you a report on any findings. They will also recommend a course of action, such as fumigation, to get rid of the termites. Once the termites are out of your house, they will not return.
Termite infestations typically occur in areas where wood is present. This can include your house, wooden structures, fences, cracks, deadwood, firewood, and wood mulch. If you see mud tubes on the inside or outside of a wall or wooden beam, this is a sign that termites have invaded your home.
Swarmers (termite reproductives) are another tell-tale sign of an infestation. You will often find discarded wings from termite swarmers in and around your house.
Mud tubes are created by termites to protect them from predators, and dehydration and to keep their colony alive. They are narrow passageways made of wood and soil that connect to each other. You can see these mud tubes by cracking or ripping apart the wood on your home’s exterior or interior.
A termite infestation can be very difficult to spot. You should look for a termite treatment before it is too late.
The first step in preparing your home for termite treatment is to contact a licensed fumigator to come to your location. He or she will then prepare your home for fumigation by removing everyone from your home and ensuring that the structure is completely sealed off.
Once the fumigator is on-site, you will need to arrange a place for all of your family and pets to stay during this time. It is important to remember that no one should re-enter your home during the fumigation process, so all of your belongings should be packed up in case you need to leave the premises.
Food and medications should be bagged up for the duration of the fumigation. This is because the fumigant gas will penetrate any cracks and crevices in your home and will be harmful to people, animals, and plants.
Your food should be stored in airtight containers, such as plastic bags or cardboard boxes. This will ensure that you don’t accidentally receive any poisonous residue from the termite treatment.
You should also make sure that your household pets are properly kenneled and that they have their own places to sleep during the fumigation. Pets are at risk of ingesting the fumigant and other chemicals that will be released during the fumigation.