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Black Knight Fumigation

Megan Pinneo

Fumigation Treatment

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 We all have seen the tent covered house once or twice, and no it doesn't mean the Circus is in town.

There are several different ways to get rid of a termite problem and a fumigation is one commonly used by many home and business owners. A fumigation seems to bring up many questions and concerns, and hopefully I can answer some of those for you.

What is a fumigation?

A Fumigation is a method that uses a lethal gas to exterminate pests in an enclosed area.

What things do I need to do to prepare myself, family, and home before the fumigation?

People, pets and plants need to be removed from the home. Food and medications that are not sealed in highly resistant containers must be removed or sealed in protective bags and placed in the refrigerator. (Black Knight will provide the home owner with the needed bags up to a specific amount at no cost.)

How long will it take?

Depending on the type of infestation, size of the structure, dosage, and other factors, the fumigation can take anywhere from 6 hours to one week. Usually when using Black Knight Pest for the fumigation the tent will come down 3 days after the fumigation has taken place after 5 pm.

Does a fumigation smell?

No, structural fumigants are odorless.

Can anyone enter the structure while it is being fumigated?

Absolutely not. No one can enter the structure, doing so could result in serious injury or death.

Will a fumigation eliminate all the termites and pests?

The fumigation will not eliminate subterranean termites as they require separate treatment since their nests are underground.

The process of putting up the tent for the fumigation could take several hours depending on the size of the structure.

The process of putting up the tent for the fumigation could take several hours depending on the size of the structure.


There are many other questions that surround a fumigation that should be answered by a Professional. If you are concerned that you may be in need of a fumigation schedule a termite inspection with Black Knight and have a one on one with one of our Professional Termite Inspectors. They can answer any questions and or concerns that you may have and also give you a complete bid on the cost of a fumigation for your property.

Call Black Knight we are always happy to help.


It is recommended that you purchase a separate tile insurance for the roof. The professionals are extremely careful but a loss in a few pieces of tile may occur in the tenting process.  

It is recommended that you purchase a separate tile insurance for the roof. The professionals are extremely careful but a loss in a few pieces of tile may occur in the tenting process.  

Termite Control Tips for Murrieta Summers

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In summertime, most homeowners are probably more concerned about backyard barbeques and vacations than pest control. Murrieta residents may find their leisure plans cut short, however, if they discover an infestation of termites. So, while you’re thinking about what to do with the kids now that they’re out of school and how to stay cool during the hot days, you may also want to think about how well your home is safeguarded from things like termites, ants, and other pests that often thrive in warm weather.Termite Contol Murrieta, California Are Termites More Common During the Summer Months?

Of course, no one wants to deal with termites during any time of year, but if you knew that they could be more common in the summer would you do anything different? Considering that termite infestations cause $5 billion in damage each year, it’s clearly better to deal with the problem as soon as possible with professional termite control. Murrieta homeowners should know that a certain species of termites – subterranean termites – can be more common in the summertime. So, if you’re wondering whether termites are more common during the summer months, be warned. Subterranean termites are known to swarm on warm summer days and if you see them you need professional help right away.

Tips for Spotting Subterranean Termites in the Summer

How do you spot subterranean termites? Since they form colonies complete with mud tunnels for transportation in the damp soil underground, they can be hard to spot at first. But they won’t stay underground forever. Eventually they are going to find the wood source they’re looking for, and if it happens to be the foundation of your home they will keep eating from the inside out until it’s gone. Here are a few tips to make sure that doesn’t happen:

  • The best way to spot termite damage before it erodes your home from the inside out is to check for little slits in the outside of the wood foundations of your home. Termites need entrances and exits for their wood tunnels, and this is a sure sign of their presence.
  • You may find these slits in the foundation or frame of your home, as well as in your wooden furniture and hardwood floors.
  • If the surface of a piece of wood seems smooth, make sure to knock and see if it sounds hollow or solid. If it’s hollow, there are probably termites feasting inside.

The summertime is a perfect time to relax, but it’s still important to think about things like termite and ant control. Murrieta homeowners must consider the possibilities of a pest infestation during the spring and summer, since many species are more active when it’s hot outside. Should you find signs of an infestation, take care of it right away. Call Black Knight Termite & Pest Control to resolve the problem and resume your summer ASAP.