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Normally, three days.  There are circumstances which could lengthen it to five days, but that is the exception, not the rule.

Depending on the size of the building to be tented, one to several hours.

Again, depending on the size of the building that was tented, one to several hours.

It depends on where they are located, but normally the answer is no.

Doors are secured.  Windows are open for aeration.

The gas dissipates during the down process on day two as the doors and windows are opened during that process.  Once all tenting is removed, the crew waits on-site for an additional hour with the doors and windows opened.  After that hour, the doors and windows are closed and the building is locked as the clearance process takes place on day three.

Items at ground level around the building need to be removed in order to obtain a proper seal of the tenting.

Anything obstructing the tarp from going from roof to ground for a proper ground seal needs to be removed.

Anything not factory sealed needs to be bagged or removed.



No, but there does need to be access to those areas, so if they are blocked, those areas need to be accessible.


The inside needs to be inspected (i.e. no unbagged food not factory sealed, no living things other than plants...dogs, cats, etc.)  prior to the gas being introduced inside the property.

This aids in obtaining a good ground seal around the property.


No, however, they should be emptied prior to the fumigation and the ice maker turned off.


Some will and some will not.  It's good to remove plants from the home prior to tenting, but it is not required.

The electricity needs to be on by law.  The gas needs to be turned off by law.  The property owner is responsible for having the gas turned off prior to fumigation.  If the gas is on upon arrival, the fumigation will be delayed or canceled.

In a lockbox on the property.

Mail is delivered as normal.

After all the Danger signs have been removed and the property has been deemed clear and safe for reentry by the fumigator, usually by 5:00 pm on the third day.

One year

Yes but they must be unlocked.


Fans are placed in the interior of the property and run throughout the process, thus the electricity requirement.

No, but one is always at liberty to do so.

It depends, but usually within four to seven years.

While we strive to treat all property as if it were our own, occasionally some tiles on a tile roof will break.  Fortunately, this does not happen often and when it does, it is usually only a few tiles.

While not required, it's the neighborly thing to do.