In certain parts of the U.S., drywood termite infestations are not only a widespread problem, but also an expensive one, affecting entire apartment complexes and condominium buildings. A single colony in a single apartment can quickly infest neighboring apartments, causing damage not only to the building itself but also to your furniture and other belongings these voracious pests might find appetizing.
It’s important, not only to you, but also to your neighbors in the building – and to nearby buildings – to eliminate every colony. The only way to ensure the pests are eradicated is with whole-structure fumigation. Spot treatments are ineffective, and other alternatives have neither the proven effectiveness nor the long-standing record of success that fumigation has.
Note: ALL corked wine bottles need to be stored horizontally (on their sides).
Opened items that do not need to be removed or sealed in Nylofume bags before the professionals fumigate your apartment or condo include dental hygiene products (including toothpaste, mouthwash, dental adhesives, and dental whitening products), cosmetics including lipstick, all externally applied lotions and ointments, ice and water.
Communication to your renters and residents is the most crucial step in preparing apartments and condos for fumigation. Remember that residents and tenants are going to be sensitive about protecting their valuables and returning to a pest-free home. Make sure they understand that fumigation is in their best interests – as well as the interests of their neighbors. You are trying to eradicate the problem before it causes irrevocable damage to building structures, as well as their contents.