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What to Expect After A Home Fumigation

After months of worrying about the well-being of your home and belongings, and the safety of your family due to a termite infestation, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the tenting is removed and you can safely return to your family home. But are you sure you know what to expect when you go home?
Rest assured, if you’ve waited the proper amount of time, your home is safe. Since your house was fumigated with a gas, there is no yucky residue to clean up. And the air is absolutely fit to breathe. But you might be surprised to see some of these other things in your freshly tented home.

You May See Other Pests
If your home and property are not already treated for pests, you may see an increase in the number of ants and other bugs that find their way into your home after your fumigation treatment. These bugs show up to feed on the dead termite colonies and can be easily treated with a whole home pest control program.

Termites May Hang Around A Few Days
You may continue to see termites in your home for a couple of days after your fumigation. In some cases, treated bugs may take some time to expire. And it’s important to know that some fumigation products do not kill termite eggs. So the termites you’re seeing may be newly hatched, but don’t worry, without the support of the rest of their colony, your baby termites will not survive.

You May Still See Droppings
If you still see termite droppings, known as frass, on your windowsills, that does not necessarily mean that you still have an infestation. Frass may remain in the holes and tunnels that the termites created and when doors are slammed or windows are opened it shakes out. An easy way to get rid of this problem is to repair the damage the termites created and then give your walls, ceiling, and trim a new coat of paint.

You May Still Need Your Property Treated
Home fumigation treats the bugs that are living in your home, but subterranean termites and those termites living in your trees will not be sufficiently treated during tenting. Before tenting your home, make sure you have a plan to treat the ground around your home as well as any affected trees on your property, or else you risk another infestation.

When fumigating your home for the first time, you may be unsure of what to expect. Our team at Holder Pest Control is committed to providing you excellent service that treats any and all pest control issues that you have on your property. For more information about taking care of your bug issues for good, contact us today.