Are windows left open during fumigation?

Are windows left open during fumigation? California Law requires that operable windows be open a minimum of 3 inches during fumigation. Windows that can’t be accessed and opened by ordinary means (without moving furniture, removing nails, or cutting a paint seal) can remain closed. Under most circumstances, ground floor windows on multi-story structures can also be left closed. Tiger Termite recommends using window locks or dowels to prevent windows from opening more than 3 inches. Check with your fumigator regarding your particular property. If you have further questions regarding fumigation, call Paul at (909) 597-6953

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How to Prepare for a Termite Fumigation

How to Prepare for a Termite Fumigation 1. Carefully read the occupants fumigation notice and all disclosures documents. 2. Remove all people and pets from the property. Fish must be removed. However, the water in fish tanks may remain. 3. Remove all interior plants and those under patio covers or on attached decks/balconies. 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 the roof must be trimmed back. Thoroughly water the ground around shrubs and plants located adjacent to the structure. 4. Remove or

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How to Prevent Mosquito Breeding Grounds

Preventing Mosquito Breeding Grounds Around the House. (1) Gutters – Remove leaves and other debris. (2) Flowerpots – Pour out stagnant water from flowerpots and planters. (3) Grill Cover – Make sure water isn’t gathering on top of the grill. (4) Baby Pool – Don’t let water sit in baby pools for long periods of time. (5) Birdbath – Frequently change out the water in birdbaths. (6) Leaky Pipes – Repair and leaky pipes or faucets. (7) Tires – Drill holes in the bottom of a tire swing and wheel barrels to allow water to drain. (8) Trash Cans –

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How to Compare Termite Inspection Reports

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How to Compare Termite Inspection Reports Termite reports consist of findings (i.e. termite infestations, termite damage, fungus damage, etc.) and recommendations to correct these findings. Reports prepared by various companies SHOULD list the same findings. However, recommendations to correct these findings MAY vary from company to company. In reality, almost no two termite reports are ever the same. The accuracy of the findings depends entirely on the inspector’s experience, honesty, and work ethic. The recommendations depend on the company’s policies and guidelines. To Compare the Reports: First, make sure that both companies have the same findings. It is entirely possible

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Tiger Termite Control

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Tiger Termite Control Since 1997, Tiger Termite Control has been your local residential termite and pest control service throughout the Inland Empire and Orange County. With a history of being problem solvers for our customers, we’re focused on delivering the highest quality of products and treatments available. And with core values that are based on transparency and trust, you can count on us to protect your home with dedication and integrity. Here are the top 10 reasons why Tiger Termite should be your number one choice: We never patch wood that needs to be replaced –

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10 Ways Termite Companies Cut Corners

Top 10 Ways Termite Companies Cut Corners 1. Patching wood that needs to be replaced – This is the number one way consumers get ripped off. Patching over severely damaged exterior wood is only a temporary fix. The damage is still there and will need further attention down the road. 2. Diluting chemicals – Termite companies performing local treatments for both subterranean and drywood termites can easily dilute the chemical they use in order to cut their costs. Some termites die but others simply rebuild the colony. 3. Less than recommended amount of fumigant – In order to reduce expenses

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Oranges not an alternative to whole house fumigation!


Oranges not an alternative to whole house fumigation! Some companies have been misleading consumers about the safety and effectiveness of treatments using orange oil (d-Limonene) products. Before you spend thousands of dollars you need to get the facts. (1) Orange oil is a spot treatment. Only detected, accessible colonies can be treated by drilling small holes into which d-limonene (citrus oil) is injected. (2) Orange oil is not equivalent to a fumigation. Fumigations are whole house treatments and kill all detected and undetected termites, including those inaccessible for spot treatments. (3) Effectiveness. The effectiveness of spot treatments will vary considerably

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Save Your Home From Termites by Recognizing Three Important Indicators

Save Your Home From Termites by Recognizing Three Important Indicators An untreated termite infestation can threaten the stability of your home. Unfortunately, termites often live and thrive in a house for months or even years before they’re discovered. Luckily, learning how to recognize certain indicators can help you spot an invasion before the termites can eat their way through your walls Termite Droppings Like most pests that invade our homes, termites leave behind droppings. However, if you’ve never come into contact with the insects before you can easily overlook this inconspicuous sign. Termite droppings, also known as frass, resemble wood shavings and are

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The Cost of Structural Repair from Termites

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The Cost of Structural Repair from Termites Fewer forces are more destructive to homes than termites. Worse, unless the homeowner’s insurance carries a special rider, repairing termite damage is not covered. Because termites must stay hidden from ants, they are very difficult for homeowners to discover and can cause significant damage to properties before they are detected. How much does it cost to repair termite damage? This depends on: The age of the termite colony. The type of termite. Where the damaged is located. Who is going to do the repairs. In 2014, 36 six percent of pest management professionals charged between

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5 Benefits Behind Calling a Pest Control Company to Rid Your Home of Bugs in Corona, CA

5 Benefits Behind Calling a Pest Control Company to Rid Your Home of Bugs in Corona, CA While purchasing an over the counter solution to your pest problem is tempting, you may begin rethinking your choice when those unwanted guests start reappearing in your Corona, CA home. If you’re unsure about calling a pest control company, the 5 benefits listed below can help you understand why an expert is the best defense against a pest infestation. Expertise A pest control expert has the knowledge and experience needed to safely and effectively eliminate bugs from your home. While buying an insecticide may

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