Soaps, Detergents, and Termite Fumigation

Lather upThrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc. was recently asked if it was okay to use soap and detergent that remained inside a house during a termite fumigation.

Our answer: No problem. Lather up!

Preparation instructions for termite fumigation do not include removing soap or detergent. These items are not to be ingested, therefore may remain inside the house during termite fumigation.  It is with an abundance of caution that editable items are either bagged or removed during termite fumigation preparation.Bagged for fumigation

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Thrasher Termite & Pest Control performs termite inspections for real estate transactions, for commercial properties and for all residential structures. We also treat for termites and wood-destroying fungus, remove cellulose debris, and repair termite damage and fungus damage. When you need help restoring the integrity of your wood home, call Thrasher Termite & Pest Control.

About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc., Chairperson of the San Diego District of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209), Garrett’s solid understanding of bed bugs, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He is also a sought after speaker on the topic of managing online reviews for positive impact. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal is accredited by QualityPro–the mark of excellence in pest management.

One Comment

  1. Brian March 18, 2015 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Great distinction to remember that many not be clear on– ingestible materials are to be properly bagged or removed, but other perishables etc. generally don’t need to be worried about.

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