What is the difference between tenting a house for termites and other treatments?
Fumigation, also known as tenting, is one of the treatment options for dealing with active drywood termites. Localized “spot” treatment controls only the drywood termite activity in the specific area and often involves drilling into infested areas. CleanHeat, available in limited markets, controls drywood termite activity in the area treated. Keep in mind that control methods for drywood termites do not control subterranean termites.
How long does tenting take?
Tenting is an elaborate process in which specialized tarps are placed over your home, joined together at rolled seams using heavy-duty clamps, and weighted at the bottom to create a seal. Fumigant is dispersed, penetrating every area of the home, as well as hard-to-treat areas. To allow time for the fumigant to eliminate a drywood termite infestation, you should expect to safely return to your home in 2-3 days.
How safe is fumigation or tenting?
Tenting requires an experienced, licensed company. It is the only method to ensure 100% control of drywood termites and some situations involving wood-boring beetles. The procedure itself poses some risk during tenting while the fumigant is being contained. After the tarps are removed, however, the home is aired out and cleared, and no residue is left behind.
What is the Tent Defend System?
This treatment plan consists of a complete home fumigation (sometimes called “tenting” since the home is completely enveloped by specialized tarps). Fumigation is the only way to eliminate drywood termites. Get more information about the Tent Defend System here.