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WHEN THE TENT GOES UP,

TERMITES GO DOWN.

Drywood termites can be anywhere in your home. But they can’t hide from us. Our home fumigation (“tenting”) process is a complete and effective treatment for getting rid of your termite problem. And our guarantee ensures future treatments or damage repairs won’t cost you a cent.

HOW THE TENT DEFEND SYSTEM WORKS:

  • We perform a FREE Termite Inspection to check for signs of a current drywood termite infestation.
  • Specialized tarps are placed over the entire structure and joined together at rolled seams using heavy-duty clamps. The tarps are weighted at the bottom to create a seal and hold in the fumigant.
  • Fumigant is dispersed, penetrating all wood timbers, trim, finished wood and furniture, as well as hard-to-treat wall studs, thereby eliminating drywood termites. You can safely return to your home in 2-3 days.
  • For as long as you keep your plan, we will continue to inspect your home for new drywood termite activity on an annual basis. If we find anything, you’re covered against treatment and damage repair costs.

That’s it. You don’t have to do anything else. But if termites dare show any sign of activity between your inspections, call us. We’ll re-inspect right away and stop them in their tracks.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT A TERMINIX TERMITE INSPECTION

A FREE Terminix Termite Inspection is the first step to protecting your home from termites. During a termite inspection, a trained Terminix specialist will thoroughly inspect your home for any signs of termites and identify potential access points. They will work with you to keep your home termite-free and save you from treatments and damage repairs that can cost you thousands.

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  • You’ll never pay for future termite treatments or damage repairs as long as you keep your plan.
  • 100% satisfaction or your money back.1

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TENT DEFEND SYSTEM FAQs


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.


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.

You should expect to safely return to your home in two to three days. This will allow time for the fumigant to do its job and dissipate to safe levels.


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TENTING A HOUSE FOR DRYWOOD 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.

Keep in mind that control methods for drywood termites do not control subterranean termites.


HOW SAFE IS FUMIGATION OR TENTING?

Tenting requires an experienced, licensed pest management 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.


Ultimate Protection Guarantee (UPG) is specific to the termite or pest plan purchased. Consult your plan for specific terms and limitations that may apply. Not available in all areas. For complete offer terms, including coverage areas, or for details regarding any Terminix guarantee, call 1.800.TERMINIX (1.800.837.6464). Termite plans require annual inspections and payments to be current. Termite plan UPGs vary by plan and type of termite. UPG IS AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFYING PROPERTIES ONLY. UPG IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE PLANS. Any future treatments and/or damage repairs require the presence of live termite activity. Termite inspections are not intended as reliance for representations at real estate closings.

1 If within 30 days after an inspection or treatment you aren’t totally satisfied, we will refund the treatment or coverage charges, reimburse any prepaid services and cancel your plan.

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