Fumigating Your CA Home 2-Minute Video

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Fumigating Your California Home:

Whether you're a home buyer or a home seller knowing what to expect during a house fumigation can be helpful. I went through it myself recently so here’s the scoop from my perspective and I hope you find this quick video helpful.

According to what I learned from my fumigation in the State of California:

  • In preparation you need to bag (actually double bag with special bags provided by pest control company) all items indigestible, iincluding the items in your refrigerator.
  • Plants, and of course any pets (no dead gold fish here) need to be removed from the house.
  • You will need to vacate the house because it’s going to covered like a circus tent.
  • In CA (not sure about other states) you need to have the local utility company shut off the gas to the house before the tent goes on.
  • Re-entry will not be allowed until the house is given the “okay” by the fumigators and that will depend on local fumigation guidelines(and I imagine the chemical used) in your area.

As an aside, if you’re a home buyer and the sellers is the one fumigating a house with a tile roof, talk with your REALTOR about re-inspecting the roof after the tent is removed for potential damage.

And be prepared to lose a few plants/shrubs, depending on the proximity to the structure, it just happens so expect it.

These are just a few of the things you can expect, (from my own personal perspective, not as an expert, only as a consumer) be sure to check with a local reputable pest control company in your area for local/state guidelines.

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Hey Lynda -

Great video to share with folks. You know I'm a fan of your comfortable and engaging "on-camera" style. As usual, easy to watch and especially helpful should a homeowner face a similar issue. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 19, 2012 11:38 PM #1
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This is such a good way of turning lemons into lemonade - great way to share our own experiences with our clients - or potential clients = and that's why you're featured! Cheers.YouTube Thursdays

Nov 19, 2012 11:41 PM #2
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Debb ~ Thanks so very much for the kind words. At times  know as a REALTOR we have clients go through things that aren't an easy process so for me it was a matter of sharing my experience to help others know what to expect!

Nov 20, 2012 02:33 AM #3
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The last time I saw one of these snakes had invaded the home through the walls.  Arthur and I also want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2012 04:53 AM #4
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Karen ~ Snakes in the walls of the house....yikes that's enough to creep anyone out. I'm not sure, but I don't think termites are as much of an issue in colder climates, true?

Nov 20, 2012 09:49 AM #5
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Joan Cox
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Lynda, this is something we here in Denver don't have to worry about too much!    Hope you and your family enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Nov 21, 2012 11:18 PM #6
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Joan ~ Thanks for the input, I sort of thought that was the issue in an area like yours. It's about termites not surviving the cold, correct?

 

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You encourage me to do more videos... I love your videos and they give you great exposure!  K

Nov 25, 2012 09:08 AM #8
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Lynda once again your professionalism and ease on camera is obvious!  This video should be helpful to any consumers in CA who need to learn more about the process.

Nov 25, 2012 11:22 AM #9
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Kathy ~ Thanks for the nice comment, and just go for it yourself! Do you have a You Tube channel at this point?

Maureen ~ Thank you so very much, I just trying to inform and educate with it comes to transactional issues.

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Lynda what a great video.  I like the fact you used your own experience to talk about the issue.  A home seller having such an issue would easily relate to you.

You continue to do a fantastic job with your 2 minute video.

best wishes my friend.

Nov 28, 2012 03:28 PM #11
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Lynda, I hope you and your family enjoyed a very Merry Christmas.  

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Lynda  Arthur and I just stopped by to wish you and those you love a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2013

Dec 31, 2012 12:38 AM #14
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Nice videos Lynda! I like that they're brief and information packed, without extra fluff.

Feb 09, 2013 11:11 AM #15
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I congratulate you for being so camera friendly and at ease!  Nice tips about the termite tenting, which we see a lot of here too.

Feb 20, 2013 05:56 AM #16
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Lynda, great video...we have a termite problem here in the south, but I've never seen a home "tented" before. Usually there is a chemical treatment and bait stations placed around the home that does the trick for termites.  

Aug 08, 2013 09:45 AM #17
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hey Nick, maybe because it might be a little colder at times in your neck-of-the woods? Could a freezing temp kill then. It' not something we have here and spot treating here only works for a more limited infestation.

Aug 12, 2013 02:41 PM #18
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Wayne Johnson
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Linda-I've seen a couple of your videos. Very informative and you cover lots of ground in these two-minute videos.

Jun 28, 2014 06:13 AM #19
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Well tnx Wayne, I appeciate your comment!

 

Jun 28, 2014 10:34 AM #20
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Susie Roscoe
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Lynda ~ PERFECT TIMING to find your video for this FL girl!  We're buying investment property that will be tented in about 2 weeks.  The fumigation company actually told me plenty but this offers even more I can share with my husband.  THANK YOU AGAIN!  ☼

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