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When is tenting necessary for termite control?

Question: When is tenting necessary for termite control? If it is necessary, do we have to empty the house of all contents and for how long?

Answer: It is used for some severe and widespread infestations of drywood termites. Even then there are other methods that could be used, depending on the extent of the infestation. If tenting is necessary, that is fumigation. You will need to leave the home. There are items that can stay; others need to be sealed. Your Orkin Termite Specialist in charge of the fumigation or your Orkin Termite Inspector will have a checklist and procedures they will share with you.

Read more about termites and termite control. For additional information, call your Local Orkin Branch Office.

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