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    Default How to prepare for fumigation

    Need some advice please.

    Tomorrow out house is getting fumigated, so my question is what do I need to do to prepare?

    They are doing inside, outside and in the roof.

    I worry about the use of pesticides and never even use the home sprays but we have heaps of ants nests in the roof so need to get it done.

    I want to know what to do about kids bedding and food etc? Will putting it away in cupboards protect it from the poisons?

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    I'd put all fruit in the fridge and I wouldn't eat anything that was in an open packet. Like crackers or biscuits in your pantry. I'd probably put the bread in the fridge too.

    Bedding, not sure, maybe just clean sheets out of your linen closet.

    I'd also not go back to the house for as long as possible after they're finished.

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    Had some more thoughts..

    I'd probably go back after a few hours, open the windows, but not let your kids inside, then go out again. Let it air out a bit.

    Oh, could you wash all the bed linen in the morning, have it hanging outside all day, then put it back on the beds before sleep?

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    Thanks we are going out but problem is they are coming between 2&4... So can't stay out for too long after they are done as kids will need to be fed etc

    I have spare bedding for all of us so will change it when we get home.

    I'm also worried about all their toys...

    Like do you think I need to wash all that? And the couches? So much to honk of

    I just don't trust these yucky chemicals

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    Is it fumigation or pest control?

    We had pest control inside and outside a few weeks ago for ants. We didn't have to leave. I just changed our sheets in the afternoon and didn't let DD crawl around much as the liquid took a few hours to dry around the skirting. The only thing he was concerned about was our fish. We just covered the tank while he sprayed.

    ETA: when he did outside everything had to be closed. He said not to open back up for 30 mins as the smell is strong.
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    Find out what they are using to spray. Generally, anything ending in 'phos' is nasty and I wouldn't go ahead with it. Anything ending in 'thrin' should be okay.

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    Mmm maybe it's just spraying but I didn't know what to call that so I said fumigation as I thought it was pretty much the same

    Do they spray on carpet as well?

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    When our place got sprayed he said we didn't have to leave and that it was safe for kids etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    Mmm maybe it's just spraying but I didn't know what to call that so I said fumigation as I thought it was pretty much the same

    Do they spray on carpet as well?
    It's different. DH is a fumigator. If your house was being fumigated it would be totally covered (tenting). Yes they will spray along the skirting in every room even if it's carpeted.

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    So when the spray the tiles and carpets - for the tiles how long do I leave it before I can wash the floor? I have a party in Sunday!


 

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