We at Unipest fumigate many Santa Clarita Valley homes. People often ask us when fumigation is necessary, how the process works and question it’s safety.
Fumigation is an extremely effective way of eliminating both drywood termites and bed bugs, but can also be used to eliminate a myriad of pests.
Because we specialize in organic and eco-friendly products for pest control, we generally opt for orange oil, an all natural termite killer. If the structural integrity of the home is at risk or if there are just too many termites in the house, that’s when we will tent. The primary advantage of fumigation is that it has a 99.3% success rate.
Fumigation is when we tent a home and fill it with the pesticide Vikane. You may see homes around the Santa Clarita Valley “tented” where we hang an actual airtight tent around the home, and that is a fumigation in process.
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Many people ask about the safety of this, and ask if they have to remove everything from the home or wash everything after the process. We are happy to report that homeowners have to remove very little from the home before the process, and the house and its belongings are completely safe right after the tent comes off.
The only things you really need to pack is the opened food items, prescription drugs, people, and pets, including your beloved plants. The electricity stays on and we organize the gas shut-off and restoration. You just go have fun with the family for two days and come back to a 100% termite free home.
Vikane gas, the gas we use to kill the termites, is made here in California. It’s a stable, inert gas that just comes and goes without leaving any residue afterwards.
We tent your home, and within six hours it permeates through all of the walls and the entire structure and kills all of the termites. We remove the tent and air out the house and you are good to go!
As a pest control company here in Santa Clarita, one of the best parts of our job is the satisfaction that comes from having a job where we get to help people.
People call us because they are distressed that they have bed bugs, or they found termites, or they have ants and spiders and we get to see them go from distressed to seeing them very happy and relieved.
One product we love offering to our clients is Orange Oil, which is the most natural way to get rid of termites. It is predominantly used for the kind of termites we have here in Santa Clarita, Drywood Termites.
Before orange oil, pest control companies had to drill holes into the foundation of residents homes to inject pesticide into the gallery where termites lived and traveled. It was not always guaranteed that the pesticide reached all of the termites, and the process was destructive.
Since Orange Oil is an oil based solution instead of a water based, it soaks through the wood over the next 4-5 hours killing all of the termites, their eggs and their queen. It is efficient and helps us avoid having to hack up beams of wood in your home to eliminate the termites completely.
Have you ever put a drop of salad dressing on a paper napkin and it slowly but surely soaks the entire napkin making it clear? That’s called the capillary effect and orange oil works similarly.
At Unipest, we believe that it is our responsibility to care for the earth’s environment while still helping to control pests in our customers’ homes and businesses.The Orange Oil, is literally made from the rinds of oranges so it smells good in the process and evaporates completely.
Unipest Pest and Termite Control began as a father-son project out of the family garage in Valencia, California. After years in the industry, Cardon Ellis teamed up with his father Craig, a CPA to form a new type of pest control company just for families and companies who wanted a better, more modern approach to pest control in Santa Clarita.
We know how to treat the specific critters that can plague our city. Call us today!
As a family-owned and operated company, we specialize in sensitive accounts. Everybody wants to keep bugs away but we all have heard something negative about “those harsh chemicals.”
Unfortunately, not everybody knows what those chemicals actually are or how to avoid them. Fortunately, Unipest specializes in organic and eco-friendly options and educating customers in the pros and cons of each approach to pest control.
If you are concerned about your health, your children, or your pets, we can tailor a customized organic pest control program to your needs.
Generally, most people choose a regular eco-friendly approach to pest control, but if you want an additional measure of “natural” in your life we have an entirely essential oils and organic pest control option for you.
We have been featured as experts on the KHTS Holistic Mother’s Show, mom blogs, and forums to discuss organic and orange oil termite and pest control options in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Some of our Organic and least toxic pest control options include EcoVia and Esentria Organic and XT-2000 orange oil.