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Termite Fumigation Tenting Cost 

Subterranean Termites? Do you live in Orange County, CA., and you see termite infestation? Need to know about termite tenting cost? Want to learn more about Termite Fumigation Tenting and the costs associated with removing termite infestations? 

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If you find termite infestations, you need a termite inspection as this problem will only get worse and never better. Your termite inspection cost is free at Gentry & Associates Termite pest control. Termite treatment cost is based on cubic feet of the area where you need to kill termites. 

Many pest control companies will tell you once the queen termite is somewhere in the home, she will continue to reproduce multiple colonies and can live 25 to 50 years, depending. 

It is essential to maintain yearly termite inspections as you move forward to reduce termite colonies, as checks are typically 1/10th the cost when damage is allowed to occur.

When choosing an professional and expert pest control company, Gentry Termite Inspectors will do a complete full inspection, and our costs are always competitive.  Call and you will receive expertise on proper inspection. Inspection is where its at!  [Meet Brett Gentry | Owner Operator ]

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What is Fumigation?

  • Fumigation is a method of controlling termites by spraying your home with gaseous pesticides. It generally involves four steps.
  • First, cover your home with a large rubber tent. Tenting prevents gaseous pesticides from getting into the air and contains them being released.
  • To begin the process of eradication, fumigates are released into your home.
  • Gas pesticides are kept in your tented house for several days to eliminate all infestations.
  • Your home has been ventilated. You can move in after the house has been deemed safe and air quality tested.

Residential homes rarely require tent fumigations. However, there are times when traditional methods of termite treatments are not effective in eliminating pests from your home. Fumigation is the only way to get rid of termites and carpenter ants that have burrowed into your foundation.

A termite infestation and Termite treatment Review

If you suspect that your home has an active termite infestation, you must contact a pest management company. These companies provide quick and effective treatments to address the problem. These are some signs you should look out for if you suspect that you may have termite problems.

  • Subterranean termites are distinguished by pencil-thin mud tunnels that run through your crawl space or foundation.
  • Damp wood covered with dried mud and dirt
  • Bulging floors, ceilings, or walls
  • Pinholes made of thin sawdust

How to prepare for fumigation

  • Fumigation is a process that requires planning. These are some things you need to remember before your home is fumigated.
  • If your home is not habitable due to fumigation, make arrangements for lodging.
  • To allow fumigants into every corner, open the interior doors of your home and raise the blinds.
  • All perishable and nonperishable food items should be moved to an alternate location.
  • To prevent chemical damage, cut back any plants or other foliage within three feet of your house.
  • You can schedule the restoration and shut-off of your gas service.
  • It would be best to make arrangements to transport any vehicles during fumigation.

Fumigation is not the only option for pest control.

Several termite control options can be used in place of tent fumigation. There are viable options, but some infestations are too severe and complex to treat anything other than fumigation. 

These are some alternatives to termite fumigation.

Heating: This heat treatment involves enclosing your home in a tent and heating it to 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a safe and effective treatment for termite colonies. Heating can cause irreparable damage to personal property, so it’s crucial to remove them before you start treatment.

Spot Treatment: Spot treatment involves drilling small holes in the infestation and injecting termiticides. Although this is typically less expensive than fumigation or heating, it may require multiple treatments. Spot treatment is only effective for termites in a small area.

Electrogun: This treatment uses high frequencies to kill termites and penetrate the wood. Although this treatment is simple, it can only be used in specific areas.

Microwave -As with electro-gun treatment for termite infestations, microwave treatment can be used to treat them. The microwave treatment directs powerful microwaves to the area infested, heating the wood and killing the termites.

Does tenting a house for termites really work?

The tent prevents the poison gas from entering the home and allows it to penetrate all parts of the house, including the wood timbers. Tenting can be highly effective in eliminating a termite infestation that is stubborn or difficult to access.

How to get rid of termites? 

There are various termite treatments like Orange Oil Treatment, localized treatment, and Tent Fumigation to remove active termite infestations. If you are looking for 100% termite control, then tent fumigation is the only way to remove all termites in the entire house. Why? 

Because when your home is fully tented with a fumigant, it will enter into every crevice in your house where a local treatment can never even reach all the termites. If you see termite damage and wood rot, it’s essential to take care of it immediately because termite’s colonies can do significant damage.

Fumigation Tenting

Gentry & Associates is known for our termite tenting procedures, and we ensure you and your family are well educated and safe throughout the fumigation process. With our various termite control practices, we make sure we eradicate termite colonies. Learn about tenting termite health risks.

Termite Fumigation Cost

Regarding termite fumigation cost, the cost of tenting a house for termites is determined by the linear foot size of the home and its layout. Here at Gentry Termite, we are always competitive and ensure you get the right amount of fumigant to ensure all termites are killed. We will also discuss a 1, 2, and 3-year warranty option. Now concerning an average price, one can assume around $1,900.00 up to 4,000.00 depending on linear foot, area space, garage, layout. 

Please note: We also do tent fumigation for Manufactured / Mobile homes throughout Orange County.

Tentless termite treatment

You may have heard about Tentless termite treatment, also known as a localized treatment, and orange oil treatment. 

Just a quick note: If you are shooting for a 100% kill rate, then a complete fumigation tenting is the only way to go. If your home has had periodic treatments, we can go with Tentless termite treatment. Either way, you will receive prompt and courteous treatment.

Have you heard of the swarming season? Swarming season is when you see termites with wings and damp wood termites. When you see flying termites and termite droppings, it’s essential to have a dry wood termite inspection completed. When we do a termite inspection, we will supply a termite report, and we’ll take pictures to show you what we find. This way, you are confident in the process we would recommend.


Common Termite Treatment vary based on your termite infestation. See our local termite treatment.

Once your home is tenting, we will discuss the options of a 1, 2, and 3-year warranty. It’ll be our pleasure to help you protect your home using fumigation treatment! Call 1-888-838-3764. 

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