When you encounter a termite or bed bug infestation, your first instinct might be to hit hard with all of your “firepower”. However, solutions should be tailored not only to the homeowner’s individual preferences, but also to the extent of the problem. Our technicians can help you decide how to proceed safely, with your convenience in mind.
Spot treatment. Spot treatments can be appropriate in certain situations with regard to bed bugs and termites. Sometimes they can be removed “locally” by simply treating the areas of the home that have become infested.
In other cases, the actual population of bed bugs or termites is generally much larger than is apparent to the naked eye. Many of these pests remain hidden in their nests, so one visible insect likely represents hundreds that you can’t see. However, we will help you to determine the full extent of the problem.
Fumigation. Fumigation is a whole-house solution that sometimes becomes appropriate for bed bugs and termites when spot treatments just aren’t enough. Your entire home will be covered, and your family (including pets and even houseplants) will need to evacuate for a period of time. Then we release the appropriate fumigation treatment, geared toward the pest we’re targeting, and they need to steep for a period of time (usually 24 to 72 hours). Afterward, we de-fumigate the area and then you and your family can reenter the property. Occasionally, follow-up spot treatments might be necessary.
Fumigation is often necessary in order to eradicate certain persistent species of pests such as drywood termites or bed bugs. You might feel concerned about the strength of chemicals used, and it’s important to strictly follow all preparation guidelines. In the event that we do recommend a fumigation, we will review all safety criteria with you so that you feel comfortable with this choice.
When you’re facing a serious situation like bed bugs or termites, expert guidance from an experience pest control service is key to an effective solution. Call us to discuss your concerns, and we can help you decide whether spot treatments or whole-house fumigation is necessary to solve your problem.