Will Termite Treatment Kill Other Bugs?
Certain types of termite treatment, namely fumigation, may also kill other insects in your home at the time of treatment.
Termite treatment will often kill pests other than termites that may be in the home at the time. Fumigation should effectively kill other bugs that may be infesting your property due to its potent gas. Because so many invasive pests can be controlled with fumigation methods, many homeowners will be happy to know that any pest in their home will be eliminated through this technique. That said, many non-chemical treatments will likely not work to completely eliminate or control other pests in the home.
How Does Fumigation Work?
Fumigation is one of the most effective ways to not only control termites but many other pests as well. It is typically a last-ditch effort in controlling pests but is often a necessary part of ensuring all pests are eliminated. The basic process goes as follows:
- Before fumigation, homeowners will be instructed to prepare their home and vacate the premises before it is tented.
- During fumigation, the house will be completely covered and sealed using tarps. A chemical gas will be administered and fans will be used in order to thoroughly circulate the gas throughout the property.
- After fumigation, the gas is cleared out using fans and open ventilation areas around the tarps. No one will be permitted to enter the building until certified fumigators have deemed it completely safe.
Pests Killed by Fumigation
Although the fumigation technique is most often used for termites, it can eliminate many other pests present in the home or above the ground. While different dosages of fumigates are required for different pests, fumigation is known to kill some of these other bugs:
- Bed bugs
- Pantry pests
- Wood-boring beetles
Which Termite Treatments Don’t Kill Other Pests?
Besides fumigation, it’s hard to know whether certain termite treatments will kill other pests or not. Orange oil, Termidor, baiting systems, and other methods of control have all been reported as killing other bugs in the home, but every situation is different. It’s best to consult a professional pest control company who can inform you on what techniques are most suited for the individual pests you may be dealing with.