Fumigation – Frequently Asked Questions

A treatment of Vikane® gas fumigant penetrates all voids of a home, including deep behind walls and in bedding and upholstered furniture. In contrast, an insecticide treatment may not reach deep into those areas where bedbugs live or in items that cannot be treated, such as televisions and computers. (VikaneFumigant.com)

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What Exactly Is Fumigation?

Let’s start with: Fumigation occurs when an inorganic gas called sulfuryl fluoride (originally marketed under the name Vikane®) is pumped into an enclosed, sealed space stuffed with your household items. In a controlled environment, the gas replaces the oxygen, and penetrates into bed bugs and their eggs which suffocate and die. Used by qualified professionals, Vikane® bed bugs—from just a few pieces of furniture, bedding or other household goods, to an entire home or building with its contents in place.

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D.I.Y. Rental Truck Fumigation program

Only licensed and trained pest control professionals can purchase and use Vikane® gas fumigant. HOWEVER, you don’t have to hire professionals to pack your stuff or load it into a sealed truck or other container: A-1 Able Pest Doctors recently launched a “D.I.Y.” rental truck fumigation program that costs about 50-60% less than hiring packers and movers.

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