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4 Reasons Why You Need Fumigation

How Pest Control is Essential For Offices and Homes

Fumigation is a method of using a lethal gas to exterminate and remove pests within an enclosed space. There are two fumigation methods that a lot of pest removal companies use. One is to seal the structure with plastic, tape, or similar materials. The other method is to enclose the structure in a tent of vinyl-coated nylon tarpaulins.

When Are Fumigation Required?

The vast majority of fumigation cases in Miri are due to the presence of drywood termites. Drywood termites can survive for many years and live off a wide range of organic material such as:

  • cloth
  • drywall
  • flooring

They’re often taken into any home in a piece of furniture or clothing. It can set up shop for months before they’re even detected. They are super difficult to remove without fumigation.

There are several other common species that also may need fumigation. Some beetle species, especially the powderpost beetle, feed off wood and can burrow deep into a home’s infrastructure. It makes them nearly impossible to spot treat. In some extreme cases, tenting and fumigation are used to combat a dangerous bed bug infestation.

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Our pest control professional from Prokil Pest will give you more information on the likelihood of fumigation for your property and other available options. Some home and business owners simply don’t want to fumigate their homes. In some cases, a multitude of professional visits may be able to control the pest issue.

Fumigation is definitely controversial due to a large number of lethal chemicals used. Each pest company uses a different mixture of pesticides. However, the classic fumigation chemical, Methyl bromide, has mostly been phased out of the industry due to its adverse effect on the atmosphere. It’s vital to remember that fumigation can kill pets and plants. It can even contaminate open food in your home or structure. Therefore, it’s critical to follow the advisement of your exterminator to the letter before considering treatment.

The Reasons You Need Fumigation

Here are some reasons you need fumigation:

1. You keep wood products in your homes or offices

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It’s no big surprise that you have wood items in your homes and offices. It can be a piece of furniture or a railing. It can be the structure, floorboards, or wooden walls. As long as it is made of wood, there is a good chance that it will attract termites and similar pests.

Wood products are long known to attract termites especially when your office or home is located in a swampy area. If your office or home is located at a swampy area, then it’s best that you have your area fumigated.

2. Your building is located in a swampy area

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It’s all right to acknowledge your area was once a swamp. Swampy areas are known to be prone to termite infestations. This is where you will need to get a fumigation specialist to come to fumigate the areas. Usually, during construction stages, the construction company will get fumigation services to fumigate the area.

There are several stages of fumigation. Be sure to find out what they are before you commit to it. Most times, fumigation personnel will advise you to evacuate the area before they start fumigating. They will also ask you to take any living plants with you where possible. However, note that if you have several huge fruit-bearing trees in the compound, it’s less likely you are able to save it.

3. There’s a pre-existing pest problem in your building

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This pretty much stemmed from the previous point. The lands that the building is constructed on was not properly fumigated. That means whatever pest problems that were in the land have been transferred and infected your buildings.

With that being said, this is exactly why you need fumigation services. There is no quick way to remove the pests.

4. Termites “transplanted” from a furniture

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You may have a (traditionally wooden) furniture that was already infested by termites. It’s quite likely you didn’t know about it in its early stages before bringing it into your new home or office.

It’s quite likely that the termites-infested furniture may have transplanted to your new home or office. Regardless of whether it has happened already or not, you will still need to get in touch with a fumigation service provider. Better fumigate the building and its surrounding before the infestations spread. After all, it’s better safe than sorry.


Call a pest control professional today to find out if fumigation is right for your infestation. Find out what your risks may be. The practice is usually referred to as a last-ditch effort but in many cases, it’s a needed part of total pest control.

If you ever need fumigation services, do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to provide pest control and fumigation services. Our sub-company Prokil Pest are also readily available to help out when and where possible. Just give us a call, email us, or check our websites out. We look forward to hearing from you!

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