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!