Faced with an increased demand for better pest control options, it’s the A-1 Able Pest Doctors goal to deliver just that, while creating less stress and labor for our customers. As a result, we’re expanding our Vikane gas fumigation offerings with “commodity fumigation.”

Vikane gas fumigation features 100% effective kill rates for many insects, including bed bugs. An inorganic gas called sulfuryl fluoride is pumped into an enclosed, sealed space that is filled with your household items. The gas replaces the oxygen, and penetrates into insects and their eggs, which suffocate and die.

Utilizing our do-it-yourself fumigation program, you can load a truck or other container with your items, then we will fumigate that space. The purpose behind this approach is to create a budget-friendly fumigation service for those who cannot afford to treat an entire home, or for those who live in a multiple-family structure, where it’s not feasible to fumigate the entire building. For set costs, depending on the size of your rental vehicle, you can obtain 100% elimination of a bed bug infestation.

A mature African-American man helping his daughter relocate, perhaps into an apartment or college dorm. They are in a parking lot unloading their cars. The young woman is carrying a laundry basket filled with her belongings.

The word “commodity” is any item that can be bought and sold, and we provide both on- and off-site commodity fumigation services. Vikane gas fumigation can be utilized for:

  • Luggage and clothing upon returning from vacation or travel
  • Couch or furniture prior to introducing it into your home
  • Book collections
  • Personal items brought to your dwelling from a hospital or nursing home stay
  • Pictures, artwork, or any items obtained during overseas travel
  • Vehicles
  • Semi-trucks
  • Trailers
  • Campers

A-1 Able Pest Doctors also provides commodity fumigation for grain facilities, shipping containers, boxcars, pallets and many other food and industrial products.

Moving home

Beyond your personal effects, the next area of focus would be to treat the living environment before you return the items to the space. If you are relocating, this is the best option for treatment. We would be happy to conduct a free inspection of your new home before you move your now-bed-bug-free items into the property. We also recommend placing Volcano bed bug monitors in your new home, for ongoing, around-the-clock detection.

There are several options for performing commodity fumigation. You can choose whichever one best suits your lifestyle and budget:

  • A-1 Able Pest Doctors can place a fumigation trailer on-site at your home or business. Then you pack it, and we fumigate.
  • A-1 Able Pest Doctors can pick up your items, fumigate them at one of our fumigation centers, and return your items to you.
  • You can deliver or drop off the items you want fumigated at one of our local fumigation centers, and pick them up within 24 hours, 100% insect-free.

Click here to watch a video that provides more information about gas fumigation. Call us today for your free consult at 1-800-737-8189.