Cohabiting with pests in your home can be incredibly frustrating. Be it an ant infestation, bedbugs, termites or even spiders, these critters can make it difficult for you to have peace of mind in your home and it would be essential to hire pest management services to restore sanity in your home. However, some people may be under the assumption that having their house fumigated is just a matter of calling the professionals and life going back to normal immediately. The reality is there are several steps you would have to take in preparation for this treatment. So what should you expect when you choose to have your home fumigated?
Thorough cleaning of the premises
The first thing that you would have to do before the fumigators can carry on with their work is thoroughly clean the entire property. When the pest control professionals start fumigating, they will be spraying the pesticides on all your surfaces, your cabinets, your flooring and more. Therefore, it would be best to have the surfaces cleaned beforehand so that the treatment does not mix with any surface grime that will be present. You should also note that all fumigated areas would have to be left untouched for a duration of time, dependent on the type of pests that you are eradicating.
Reposition your furniture
The next thing you would have to do after cleaning your home is moving away furniture pieces, particularly those that are positioned flush against the walls. The fumigators would need maximum accessibility in an around your home so that the pesticide is distributed uniformly on the premises. Moreover, when the pest control specialist sprays the perimeter of your home, they would also have to apply the insecticide on your skirting board, window frames, doorframes and more. It would be advisable to move your furniture away before their arrival so that they do not have to spend extra time rearranging your premises for you.
Sequester the premises
If you are assuming that your home will be habitable immediately after fumigation, you would be sadly mistaken. The chemicals used in eliminating pest infestations can be quite pungent. In fact, pest control specialist will typically wear protective gear so that they do not inhale the gases and liquids being used. Therefore, it would be advisable to make temporary living arrangements away from your home prior to the fumigation being performed. Children, sickly individuals and expectant mothers should especially be isolated away until the treatment has dried up and the home is aired out.