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Fumigation services

Perhaps you've seen tents completely covering a home and wondered what that was. It’s referred to as pest fumigation, and it's a technique used to rid a structure of pests. A licensed Rentokil fumigation expert can guide you through the process because to fumigate a structure, we need your help to prepare for it to make sure the treatment is done effectively and safely.

Fumigation can also be used to get rid of pests in containers, silos and from products shipped in from other countries. 

Call Rentokil at 1-877-690-22115 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a fumigation services expert.

Rentokil's fumigation procedure

Once you set up a fumigation procedure with one of our licensed professionals we will walk you through the process of what to expect next. Some things you will need to do and need to know include:

  • Removing pets - if the procedure is for a home, all pets will need to be removed and will need to stay away until the all-clear is given.
  • Removing plants - if you have live plants inside your building they can be affected by fumigation treatments, so they will need to be removed too.
  • Sealing up food - food in cans is fine, but anything else you plan to leave will need to be double-sealed in plastic bags we will provide.
  • Moisten the ground - anywhere that the tent will touch soil will require it to be moistened before the tent is installed. This creates a seal that prevents the gas used from escaping.

Of course, you will also need to leave the home or business until the process is over. We enact all safety procedures possible to make sure the fumigation is done right and is effective.

Once the house or commercial property is set we cover it with a tent, called “tenting,” that is sealed tight, but also has ventilation so that once the process is done the gas can be released. We use a gas that can even penetrate the wood to get at wood-damaging insects and effectively eliminate most pests.

Pests requiring fumigation

While there are many pests Rentokil can get rid of through other methods, there are times when an infestation is too far gone and fumigation services are required.

Some of the pests that may require fumigation include:

Comodity fumigation

Commodity fumigation is the treatment of a product by a gas, chemical or other process to eliminate the risk of a pest infestation.

A commodity can be described as anything from grain to personal effects imported or exported from one country or province to another.

The commodity can be by itself (loose or LCL – loose container load), in container (FCL – full container load), silo or ship.

With years of global experience, we have the specialist know-how and access to the latest technologies to offer you an efficient service, which can guarantee complete control of your pest or insect infestation.

Silo fumigation

Silo fumigation is a cost-effective method to treat large amounts of grain product within its storage vessel (e.g. a silo). It is a viable, alternative service to shipping or container fumigation.

The use of Rentokil’s silo fumigation service can help your business comply with strict food guidelines.

Most silo fumigations are done to save time and money due to the fact that large amounts of products can be treated in one hit for a relatively low cost compared to container or shipping fumigation.

  • Saves time
  • Reduces costs

Pressure Testing Silos

The silo must meet protocols for the product to be suitable for treatment within it. It is recommended that silos are inspected every time before use.

Experienced fumigation professionals

Rentokil has been doing fumigation on a variety of buildings from homes to offices for decades. When it comes to reliable, effective, tenting and fumigation you want the professionals in pest control and pest treatment that will make sure that you get the information you need, the guidance required and do the process so that pests are eliminated.

Call Rentokil at 1-877-690-2115 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our fumigation specialists.

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