Island Pest and Termite Control, Inc
Fumigation (Tenting) instructions
   

Fumigation Instructions:

1.    All persons, domestic animals (including fish) and the live plants must be removed from the structure prior to fumigation.

2.    Baby mattresses must be removed along with any other mattresses or pillows that are enveloped in waterproof covers (or covers may be removed).

3.    All items for human consumption (such as foods, beverages, and medicines), which are not in airtight containers (such as sealed glass or metal) must be removed from the structure.

4.    Extinguish all flames, including pilot tights, hot water heaters, gas ranges, ovens, broilers etc. Turn off or unplug all electrical heating elements such as those in heaters, pianos and organs. Shut off automatic switch controls for appliances and lighting systems which will be included in the space to be fumigated.

5.    In order to ensure proper fumigation and aeration of your home, all cabinet drawers, closet and interior doors must be opened a minimum of 4 inches. Blinds must also be raised and drapes and attic vents should be opened.

6.    Shrubbery and tree branches may be damaged or burnt during fumigation therefore it is best to cut back enough foliage to allow the tent to fall freely to the ground. In order to minimize foliage loss, heavily water shrubs, plants and grass which are located adjacent to the structure before fumigation.

7.    The Company will exercise due care In Its fumigation procedures but WILL NOT be responsible for damages to any type of roof covering (I.e. tile), gutters, solar heaters, foliage, or other inadvertent damage that may occur when properly performed fumigation procedures are conducted.

8.   All awnings must be retracted by the property owner to prevent damage.

9.   The law requires that all buildings be locked during fumigation. It Is important that you make key arrangements with our office.

10.  During the fumigation and aeration procedure, the Company WILL NOT be held responsible for vandalism, theft or unauthorized entry. If you are concerned, we recommend that you obtain a guard during the fumigation procedure.

11.  Electricity MUST NOT be shutoff as It will be required to run fans during the fumigation procedure.

12.  Driveways must be clear of vehicles.

13.  Fences attached to building must be detached by owner. Company will remove fences if deemed necessary for proper treatment but will not be responsible for damage or reattachment.

14.  All screen areas attached to building (pool & patio) must be pulled back 18 inches.

15.  All obstructive articles such as antennas, guide wires, weather vanes, or satellite dish should be removed prior to fumigation. The Company WILL NOT be responsible for changes In television reception once fumigation is completed.

16.   When tape or glue becomes necessary for sealing purposes, the Company will not be responsible for paint, plaster, residue lifting off when the tape or glue is removed.

17. The Company must be notified of any damages within 24 hours.

18. The fumigated structure MUST NOT BE RE-ENTERED until it has been declared safe for re-entry by posted notice.

 

LIABILITY RELEASE: As perhaps you know, tent fumigation is heavy work. We take the position that we cannot be responsible for roof damage including screening, tiles, antennas, ducts, gutters, ventilators, solar panels, etc. unless such damage is caused by our gross negligence. If the building is sealed there is a possibility of paint chipping on removal of tape. The following have noted most but not necessarily all potential liability factors, as many homes are unique as to that aspect. Please initial the box that you understand the general liability statement as well as specifically obvious type liability factors. Please understand, however, that our trained crews will endeavor to render a quality fumigation procedure with minimum inconvenience to you. The above facts also apply to mobile homes, as this type roof is particularly vulnerable to damage. We will not be responsible for grass and shrubbery damage. Mobile home roofs may become damaged due to weight of equipment. They are exclusively not covered

 

Your contract charge assumes the above will be provided or attended to by the client. Should the company incur additional production man-hours or other expenses as a result of the client not providing any of the above, client agrees to amending the contract charge to include these expenses. Current pro­duction man-hours charge $50.00.

  

TIME OF FUMIGATION: WHERAS OUR CREWS HAVE MANY JOBS TO DO IN A DAY, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO PREDICT ARRIVAL TIME PRIOR TO ACTUAL JOB DAY. ALL WORK IS SCHEDULED GEOGRAPHICALLY. SUMMARILY WE POINT OUT THAT ALL OUR JOBS ARE PERFORMED WITH THE SOLE INTENTION TO KILL THE TARGETED INSECT.

 

We assume no responsibility for delays or postponements due to acts of God or extreme, weather conditions, average temperature below 55 or winds exceeding 15 miles per hour.

 

NOTE: it is possible that ants might invade your home after fumigation. This occurs because the ants are feasting on the dead termites also at the same time you might see pellets (termite evidence) that were left in the existing galleries and are now pushed out by the ants. It is also possible to find other live insects in your house after the fumigation. This occurs because of the dosage of gas used in the fumigation might not be of the same level needed to kill insects other than termites. Some pests such as spiders, which are not an insect, require much higher dosage. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office