Termite Fumigation – CHECKLIST

Whole Structure Fumigation Preparation Checklist

  • All items for human consumption ( such as foods, beverages, drugs and medicines), which are not intact in the original manufacture’s airtight containers (such as sealed glass or metal), must be removed from the structure prior to fumigation Or Doubled Bagged In Nylofume Bags!

  • The food inside refrigerators and freezers must also be placed in Nylofume bags as mentioned above.

  • Remove all mattresses and pillows with waterproof covers, such as ” can’t wet” mattresses for infants or sickrooms, Or Remove Covers.

  • All heating elements must be unplugged (heaters, pianos, organs, etc.)

  • All pilot lights must be extinguished (hot water heaters, ranges, ovens, broilers, gas refrigerators, dryers, automatic lighting systems, etc.)

  • Make arrangements to turn off all gas at main valve or tank.

  • Shut off automatic switch controls for appliances and lighting systems that will be included in the space to be fumigated.

  • Electricity must be available, as it will be required to run fans during the fumigation period.

  • Cut back shrubbery and tree branches to prevent damage. Allow enough space for the tent to fall freely to the ground. Tree limbs growing over roof must be trimmed back.

  • Thoroughly water the ground around shrubs and plants located adjacent to the structure.

  • All people must leave and all living things, such as pets (including fish aquariums and growing plants), must be removed from your building before the fumigation begins.

  • All cabinets, drawers, closets and interior doors must be opened. Raise blinds, open drapes and attic vents.

  • When adhesive fumigation tape must be used for sealing purposes, the fumigation company cannot be responsible for paint or plaster lifting off when the tape is removed.

  • All obstructive articles, such as antenna guide wires or weather vanes, must be removed. The company cannot be responsible for changes in TV reception after the fumigation is complete.

  • Retract all awnings.

  • The company will exercise due care in its fumigation procedures, but will not be responsible for broken roof tiles, gutters, solar heaters, foliage or other inadvertent damage caused by properly performed procedures.

  • The law requires that all buildings be locked during a fumigation. In addition, all buildings shall have a secondary lock on all exterior doors during the fumigation. It is most important that you make key arrangements with our representative conducting the fumigation.

  • Notify the company prior to the fumigation if any conduits, tunnels, pathways, etc., are connecting the building to be fumigated to any other structure.

  • During the fumigation and aeration procedure, the company will not be held responsible for vandalism, theft or breaking and entering.

  • The fumigated structure must not be reentered until it has been declared cleared for reentry by the licensed fumigator.

  • Prior to the fumigation your professional fumigator will talk with you about proper preparation for successful treatment in addition to the work they’ll perform. Below is a sample of some of the preparations you might be responsible for.

  • Water the soil up to 18 inches from the outer walls of your home, the day before fumigation, to protect outdoor plants and shrubs.

  • Remove all plants from your building or home.

  • Remove mattresses completely enveloped in plastic, such as baby mattresses with waterproof covers, or remove the covers themselves.

  • Remove or double-bag any food, feed, drugs and medicinals in special bags provided by your fumigator. (Your fumigator will give you specific instructions for exactly which products need to be bagged and how they should be bagged.)