So, you’re about to fumigate your home. Congratulations! This one step will give you peace of mind and help your home last for years in the future. But before the tent goes on your home there is some work you’ll need to do to prepare your home, yourself, and your family. Not sure if you’ve covered all your bases?
Here are some steps you’ll need to take to get yourself ready for your home fumigation.
Prepare Your Property
There isn’t a whole lot that you need to do to your home pre-fumigation, but one of the most important is making sure that the ground around your home is clear. As the tent drapes off your roofline it needs to be able to fall directly to the ground. Unless you’ve already spoken to your termite control company about how to protect any bushes or shrubs that you love, it’s safe to say you can walk along the perimeter of your house and cut back any foliage that would get in the way of the fumigation tent.
Don’t Grocery Shop
You’re going to be out of the house for at least 72 hours, so resist the urge to stock up on groceries until after your home has been fumigated. And make sure you consume or take with you any fresh fruits or vegetables that are out in the open, or any bags or boxes of foods that have already been opened. If you leave them in the home you’ll want to throw them away as soon as you get home.
Lodging For You And Your Pets
This may seem obvious, but you’ll need a place to stay for a couple of days. And whatever place you choose will need to be ok with your entire brood. Check to see if your hotel or your mother-in-law are comfortable also housing your canine, feline, or fishy family members. If you are able, make a vacation out of it!
Tell Your Neighbors
Don’t leave your neighbors out of the loop. They may be a little shocked to see your home draped in plastic, so give them a heads up about what is happening and what they can expect. Who knows, they might be in the market for a home fumigation too.
Don’t put termite control off for another moment. Fumigating your home doesn’t have to be a terrible experience, so relax in comfort knowing that you have checked off the most important items on the fumigation checklist. If you have more questions about what you expect when your home is tented, contact us today.