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NextDay Inspect®

NextDay Inspect®

1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Hailu R. says, "Inspectors were very professional and personable. " Read more
Century Termite And Pest / Mold And Water Proofing

Century Termite And Pest / Mold And Water Proofing

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
31+ years in business
I started Century over 27 years ago. Over that time I've dealt with a great meany things, even a fire in my own home. Century has grown from just me to over 40 employee’s that share the same passion and dedication to our customers that I do. We get it right the first time. All our work is fully warrantied and guaranteed. I stand behind everything Century does from Pest / Termite / Mold / Insulation and Repairs. Brett W. Nunn Owner I love doing the work I do. We're basically a doctor for your home. We get rid of what makes your home sick....
Black Knight Pest Services

Black Knight Pest Services

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
We Always Strive to deliver Exceptional Service at a great Price. While using The Safest and Most Effective Approach.Treating your Home like it's our own such as wearing Booties to keep your floors clean To spraying only where necessary on the Interior. The thing we love most about our job is the satisfaction is Helping People with Their Problems , Thus increasing their Quality of Life and Giving Peace of Mind
Principal Termite And Pest Management

Principal Termite And Pest Management

Sandra G. says, "William provided prompt and excellent service. He was extremely thorough and explained everything in detail. I plan to use his services on an annual basis. I highly recommend!" Read more

Your Termite Tenting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does termite tenting cost?

The cost of termite tenting ranges from $2,000 to $8,000 for an average 2,000-square-foot home. Termite tenting, also called fumigation, is the costliest pest control method but is one of the more effective treatments for stubborn termites. The exact cost of fumigation depends on several factors, including the size of your home and the severity of the infestation.

Terminix charges $400 to $1,500 per year for termite treatment, which includes an annual inspection. Orkin charges $500 to $1,600 to remove termites.

You should expect to pay around $1 to $4 per square foot for termite tenting services. Termite tenting kills termites at every life stage, reducing the likelihood of reinfestations.

What is termite tenting?

Termite tenting is a whole-house pest control method for severe termite infestations. The entire home is sealed with a tent or tarps and the space is pumped with chemicals that kill the bugs and their eggs throughout the home. Pest control professionals use gas, solid, or liquid fumigants but gas fumigation is the most common method.

After the treatment, most termite specialists will return periodically to inspect the home and make sure there is no re-infestation. The follow-up inspections are a critical step in maintaining a pest-free home after fumigation.

How long does termite tenting take?

Termite tenting takes from 24 to 72 hours, depending on the severity of the infestation. This time includes setting up the tent or tarps, treating the home with fumigants, and ventilating the home until it is safe for people and pets to return.

Fumigation is also used for pests other than termites. Some infestations such as bed bugs benefit from this expensive but effective treatment.

How long does fumigation last?

While the fumigation process takes 1 to 3 days or more, the pest control treatment should last for several months or longer, depending on the severity of the infestation. Most pest control companies will continue to provide regular inspections after fumigation to ensure no termites were left behind to repopulate. Ongoing quarterly or annual pest control plans are common after a tent treatment to prevent another infestation.

How do I prep for termite tenting?

Before you have your home tented for termites, be sure to:

  • Arrange a place to stay for 1 to 3 days
  • Pack everything you may want during that time, especially your medications since you won't have access to the house.
  • Remove food, drinks, and medicine from the home unless they are stored in an airtight container.
  • Seal any cracks or openings around windows or doors with duct tape or plastic sheeting to prevent the chemicals from escaping.
  • Turn off your utilities, including electricity, gas, and water.

What can be left in the house during fumigation?

Tenting uses toxic chemicals, so all people, pets, and plants must be removed from the home. Food, drinks, and medicines should be removed from the home or stored in airtight containers to keep them safe. Most personal hygiene items like toothpaste and shampoo are not affected by the chemicals and can be left in the home during fumigation.

Appliances and electronics are not damaged by the chemicals and are safe to stay during fumigation. Clothing and bedding should also stay in the home so that any pests living in the fabrics are treated. However, fabrics will have a lingering scent and you will need to wash the clothes and bedding to remove any smells or residue.

What questions should I ask the exterminator?

When choosing a fumigation exterminator, be sure to ask these important questions:

  • How long have you been performing termite tenting in my area?
  • Do you have a list of references with contact details?
  • Will the technicians treating my home be certified or licensed?
  • How much do tenting and fumigation services cost?
  • Will I need any follow-up services after the initial treatment?
  • Do you come back later to inspect for reinfestation?
  • How long will I be forced out of my home?
  • Do I need to take the food out of my pantry before you fumigate?

How do I choose a termite tenting expert?

Seek help from an experienced fumigator before the termites cause damage to your home. Follow these recommendations to find the best fumigator for your pest control needs:

  • Look for licensed, insured, and bonded exterminators that use fumigation regularly.
  • Inquire about their expertise, services, fees, and payment plans.
  • Confirm the company specializes in termite tenting treatments.
  • Check online references and reviews on Google and HomeGuide.
  • Discuss any recommendations for ongoing monthly, quarterly, or annual treatments.

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Amblessed N.
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NextDay Inspect®
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