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Are you getting ready for fumigation of your home and need to know more about what you need to do to prepare? Look no further, you will find much of what you need to know right here.

The first thing you should know is that tent fumigation is fairly common. However, you need to make sure you trust the people that will be going into your home. Choose a service that has a good reputation and performs extensive background checks and drug testing on their employees, like Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions here in Hawaii.

Preparation to protect food items and perishable goods in your home should include double bagging items in Nylofume® bags, or these items can be removed from your home entirely. Items that need to be bagged include all foods that are not completely sealed or airtight. Foods and medications stored in glass or metal are at risk if the original airtight seal has been broken. Other items that should be removed from the home or double bagged in Nylofume®, even if they are unopened, include food sources, beverages, medicines, tobaccos, pet food, and animal feed if they are packaged in:

  • Plastic and paper

  • Cardboard

  • Boxes

  • Foil-lined containers

  • Pouches

  • Blister packs

  • Jugs

Don’t forget all of the items in your refrigerator and freezer, as well. This includes all fresh produce, eggs, and ice cubes.

Your fumigation specialist can give you a list of other things to remember to do prior to the procedure. It will include finding a place for you to stay for a day, as well as arrangements for all of your pets and a place for your living plants. You should have a plan for the fumigators to get in and out of your home, call your gas company to have gas turned off, and follow all procedures given to you by the company to keep your home, your family, and your pets safe.

Don’t worry; the specialists here at Sandwich Isle will call you the day before and go over everything with you. The crew leader will meet with you the day of the fumigation and check to be sure everything is in order to begin the process. Once the interior of your home has been prepped, your home will be tented. Precautions are taken to keep people and animals out of the area, then the fumigation will begin. Afterward, a onetime exterior treatment will be done to keep unwanted ants and other insects away. A monitoring device will show the professionals when it is safe to re-enter your home.

Know that once the fumigation is over, you will be able to move back into a pest free environment that will have been worth all of your planning and preparations. You can trust Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions with all of your fumigation and pest control needs.

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