Should I Fumigate My Home for Termites?


Did you know that about 80% of homeowners worry about pests invading their houses? Of those homeowners, about 25% are worried specifically about dealing with termites. That makes termites one of the biggest pest concerns for homeowners—can you blame them? 

If we know anything about termites, it’s that they can do tons of damage to homes if they aren’t caught soon enough––upwards of $5 billion worth of damage every year. 

These wood-eating pests can also be tricky to get rid of; you might have to fumigate your home to make sure they’re gone completely. 

Here are a few signs that fumigation might be in your future––to tent or not to tent?

You Don’t See Results From Other Pest Control Treatments

There are various ways that you can have your home treated when you have a termite infestation. It isn’t always necessary to have your home fumigated right away; in fact, it should be your last resort.

For example, you can set termite bait stations throughout your home with help from your pest control company. Usually, termite baits are enough to rid your home of termites, but they do come with a few disadvantages. The biggest challenge to baiting termites is the amount of time it takes for termites to locate the bait. The timeline of discovery varies from home to home, and depends on the size and number of the colonies. 

Oftentimes if the colony is small, these baits will be enough to eliminate termites from your home. 

If you’ve tried other termite treatments and have seen little to no results, it might be time to think about fumigating your home. It’s the only termite treatment that is guaranteed to work. 

You Have Termites Living In Various Parts of Your Home

If you have a single termite colony in your home, a pest control specialist can use a variety of treatments to contain the infestation and rid your home of termites. 

But if your home is a termite playground, it’ll be a much different story. Depending on the size of the colonies, species of termites, and the extent of the infestation, it’s going to be tough for a pest control company to come in and take care of each individual colony. 

When an infestation reaches a certain point, the right treatment option is termite fumigation. It’ll knock out all of the termite colonies at once, and completely rid your home of termites. 

You’ve Been Dealing With Termites Forever

Do you have your pest control company on speed dial? Though you haven’t been dealing with termites literally forever, maybe you can’t remember the last time you didn’t phone pest control to help you with a termite infestation. 

If you’re using the same termite treatments you used in the past and not getting results, it might be time to find a new pest control company. In the United States, there are more than 27,000 pest control companies, so there’s sure to be a better fit out there for you. 

Instead of trying alternative methods to treat termites in your home, you should consider fumigating your home. It’ll save you time and money, and keep you from calling your pest control company again next year. 

We’re Termite Experts

Termites are known for chewing holes into the foundation of your home—and your wallet! If your current treatment method isn’t working for you, maybe it’s time to call the experts! We’ll rid your home of termites and help you prevent an infestation from happening again in the future.

Contact Vulcan Termite & Pest Control, today!