Country Home Inspection & Termite, Inc. will provide solutions to your
residential or commercial pest problems. Our services are specifically tailored
to meet your needs.
When conducting whole-structure fumigation with Vikane® gas fumigant, your
fumigation professional will follow a proven process that has been used
successfully for nearly half a century to ensure all the drywood termites are
THE TERMITE FUMIGATION PROCESS
What is the termite fumigation process?
- The fumigation process starts with preparing your home for fumigation.
- Once you’ve prepared your home and left, the fumigation crew will cover
your home with tarps or plastic sheeting – this is called “tenting” the
- Once tented, a warning agent is released into the home as a precaution
to ensure that all people have vacated.
- Next, all doors are secured using deadbolts, additional locking devices or
barricades to help prevent unauthorized entry.
- Now, fumigation begins – Vikane® gas fumigant is released into the home,
filling all air spaces and voids in the wood, walls and floor. Vikane
reaches all of the termite colonies in the structure.
- Finally, the tarps are removed and your home is aerated. Your fumigation
professional will check the home with sophisticated equipment to ensure
all of the Vikane has dissipated from the structure before authorizing
What is Vikane® gas fumigant?
Vikane is a colorless, odorless gas that quickly penetrates structural materials
during whole-structure fumigation. Vikane, backed by nearly 50 years of
university research, practical use and published reports is nonstaining,
noncorrosive and nonflammable. Vikane quickly dissipates from the structure
into the atmosphere and does not damage the ozone layer.
When should I fumigate with Vikane?
If a pest management professional finds any one of the following conditions
and your home is infested with drywood termites, whole-structure fumigation
with Vikane® gas fumigant is the best treatment option to completely eradicate
- Home is 5 to 10 years old and has never been fumigated.
- Home has been previously spot-treated for drywood termites, and the
spot treatment(s) failed.
- Home was fumigated 5 to 10 years ago.
- Evidence of multiple infestation locations.
- Infestations are in inaccessible areas.
- Home has extensive, visible drywood termite damage, making it difficult
to identify active from inactive infestations.
- Drywood termites have swarmed inside the home.
- Other homes in the neighborhood have drywood termites.
- It is a real estate transaction.
Why Choose Whole-Structure Fumigation with Vikane?
You can trust your decision when choosing whole-structure fumigation with
Vikane® gas fumigant. Get 100% assurance that all of the drywood termites in
the home are eliminated.
Only whole-structure fumigation is proven to eliminate all drywood termite
infestations. Furthermore, only Vikane® gas fumigant has been proven through
nearly half a century of practical use in more than 2 million structures.
A pest management professional would literally have to find every hidden
colony in a home for spot treatments to be effective. And, because drywood
termites hide inside wood, often in inaccessible areas of the home, this task is
nearly impossible. Spot treatments only offer temporary or partial results.
Trust your home to trained professionals backed by a network of support.
Vikane can only be administered by highly trained, licensed fumigators who
practice the highest standards demanded by Dow AgroSciences LLC, the
manufacturer of Vikane, and state authorities.
They are backed by the support of Dow AgroSciences, a recognized leader in
pest management solutions, and an extensive network of distributor partners
specializing in Vikane.
No residue worries.
Because it is an inorganic gas, when used according to label directions,
Vikane® gas fumigant completely dissipates from a structure following
fumigation, leaving no surface residue, odor or film behind. This means you will
not have to wash dishes, linens, clothing or furnishings after fumigation.
Is whole-structure fumigation with Vikane a good choice for real estate
Many title companies require that a home is treated for termites before it can
be purchased. Also, most buyers expect the home that they are purchasing is
going to be treated.
Whole-structure fumigation with Vikane® gas fumigant meets all state and
lender requirements for real estate transactions. Whole-structure fumigation is
the best drywood termite treatment because it gives both the buyer and seller
peace of mind that all of the drywood termite colonies have been eliminated.
Dow AgroSciences is committed to developing environmentally responsible
products. Vikane gas fumigant causes no ozone depletion. That's why the
United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Dow AgroSciences the
Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award in 2002.
Vikane® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
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