A Quick Guide to the Tent Fumigation Process

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Are you currently living in Tampa, Florida and dealing with a pest infestation in your home? Have you been wondering about tent fumigation and the whole process?

A tent fumigation treatment is better than other kinds of treatments because it is safer, works faster, and destroys pests at all stages of life. Many other treatments only kill the adult pests.

Here is a quick guide to the tent fumigation process so you can fully understand it before scheduling your service.

Tent Fumigation Process 

You might be wondering, “What is tent fumigation?” Tent fumigation is a process where your house is enclosed in a tent and a gas fumigant is released throughout the house to remove any and all unwanted pests.

The great thing about choosing Chet’s Termite and Pest Management is that our service provides you with a lifetime guarantee of no pests. And if they do return, we will come over and treat the problem at no cost to you! 

And with every tent fumigation, your house is overseen by a senior supervisor, which means your home will be taken care of throughout the entire process, including your plants and landscaping.


First, your home must be measured. This is needed to help our professionals decide how much fumigant will be needed.


After the measurements are taken, your house will be completely covered with a large tent or tarp, making sure there are no spaces or exposures for the pests to escape.

Sealing the Tarp

After the tarp is set up, sand is used to seal the tarp. This is an important step because it prevents leaks.


Once the tarp is sealed, the fumigation process begins. The professionals will blow the fumigant into the house. It is vital to do this step right after the house is tented, because it allows for maximum exposure of the fumigant.

Letting It Sit

This is the step where the tent is left on the house for an amount of time. It can take about 24 to 72 hours, depending on the size of the house and outdoor conditions.

Removing the Tent

After the appropriate time has passed, it will be time to remove the tent. Once we ensure everything is safe and clear, we will give you the go to re-enter your pest-free home.

Why Choose Chet’s Termite and Pest Management

As Chet’s tent fumigation employees, we pride ourselves on unwavering customer service and dedication to getting your pest problem fixed. We have been in the Tampa, Florida, area serving clients for over 30 years.

After reading these steps, you still may have questions. Chet’s is here for your questions at all times of the day.

Call us at (813) 544- 4519 to speak to a specialist about the treatment options for your home. You can also click here for more information on the services we provide.