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Escrow Reports

Bugmasters specializes in working with Realtors and Homeowners during the course of a real estate transaction. We understand the demands and time constraints that come with contingency periods, so we will always try to work within your timelines  to perform and complete any inspections, treatments, and repairs before the close of escrow. 

  • Does whole-structure fumigation kill other pests in my home such as spiders, rodents, ants?
    Bugmasters calculates the fumigant dosage we use based on the target pest we are eliminating which is drywood termites. While our fumigation may kill unwanted pests, it is only guaranteed for dry-wood termites. In many cases after a fumigation it is acceptable to notice an increase in ant activity. Ants are termite's natural enemies and the smell of their dead corpses cause ants to become heavily active for a few days.
  • Will there be any live termites in my home after whole-structure fumigation?
    If you see a few live termites immediately after you home has been fumigated, don't be alarmed. Sometimes it take three to five days for all of the termites to die. Rest assured-whole structure fumigation with sulfuryl-fluoride gas fumigant will eliminate all of the dry-wood termites in the home.
  • Does Fumigation negatively affect the ozone layer?
    No. Sulfuryl fluoride, the active ingredient in gas fumigants, is not an ozone-depleting chemical. Our fumigants contain no chlorine or bromine and, thus does not deplete stratospheric ozone by the known mechanisms. When a structure is aerated, the fumigant gas rapidly dissipates to non-detectable levels.
  • Does a water softening system have to be removed or cleaned out during and after the fumigation.
    The water softening system does not have to be removed or cleaned out during or after the fumigation.
  • Will plants die under the fumigation tent?
    Plants will not necessarily die under the tent but we can not guarantee their survival. We recommend you water them well the night before or completely remove the plants from the property.
  • Why is a roof release necessary?
    When performing fumigations it is necessary to walk and or work on roofs of structures. This obviously creates situations where damage to delicate or old roofs can be unavoidable. We do not wish to unnecessarily damage anyone's floor and use our best care to ensure minimal damage if any.
  • What do you do to prevent gas pocketing?
    We use fans to circulate the air and open all drawers, cupboards, and interior doors during the fumigation.
  • Is there a need to wash items following a fumigation?
    The gas we use leaves no residue, so washing items is not necessary.

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