Instructions for Measuring Your House for Fumigation

Calculating the correct volume for fumigation requires accurate measurements of your home's exterior. The following steps will guide you through the measuring process to ensure a successful fumigation. Please note that these calculations should be used as an estimate and are not a substitute for professional advice.

  1. Equipment Needed:
    • Tape measure, or measuring wheel
    • Notepad and pen or smartphone for recording measurements
    • Ladder for hard-to-reach areas (optional)
  2. Measure the Main Structure:

    Measure the length, width, and height of your home from the exterior. Be sure to include any overhangs or eaves in your measurements. Record each of these dimensions.

  3. Include Attached Structures:

    Don't forget to measure all attached structures like patio covers, decks, and porches. Measure the length, width, and height of each and record these dimensions separately.

  4. Account for Multiple Stories:

    If your home has more than one story, measure the height of each story separately. Also, measure the dimensions of each floor and record them.

  5. Measure Special Features:

    If your home has special architectural features like cylindrical towers or domes, measure these separately. For cylindrical structures, you'll need the radius and height.

    If your home has a crawl space or sub-area, you will need to account for the additional height this brings to the structure.

  6. Compile the Measurements:

    Compile all the recorded measurements. You will input these into the fumigation volume calculator to get an accurate estimate of the volume for fumigation.

  7. Additional Tips:

    Remember to measure any attached garages, shed, or outbuildings that will also need fumigation. Also, it's always a good idea to double-check your measurements for accuracy.

Once you've gathered all these measurements, you can use the fumigation calculator to estimate the amount of fumigant needed for effective treatment.

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How to Use the Structural Fumigation Calculator

  1. Open the Calculator

    Visit the webpage where the Structural Fumigation Calculator is located.

  2. Select Shape Type

    Choose the type of shape you'd like to calculate the volume for from the dropdown menu. The options available are "Rectangle" and "Cylinder".

  3. Add Shape

    Click the "Add Shape" button to add the shape to the list. This will display fields where you can enter dimensions for the shape.

  4. Enter Dimensions
    • For a Rectangle: Enter the "Length", "Width", and "Height" in the provided input boxes.
    • For a Cylinder: Enter the "Radius" and "Height" in the provided input boxes.
  5. Add More Shapes (Optional)

    If your structure consists of multiple shapes, repeat steps 2-4 to add more shapes to your calculation.

  6. Calculate Volume

    Once you've entered all the necessary dimensions, click the "Calculate" button.

  7. View Result

    The calculated volume will be displayed below the form in cubic units. This is the estimated volume of the structure(s) you've entered.

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Introduction to Fumigation with Vikane

Fumigation is a highly effective pest control method that involves enveloping a structure in a gas-tight cover and introducing a fumigant to exterminate pests. Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride) is one of the most popular fumigants used in this process. Developed by Dow Chemical Company, Vikane is odorless, leaves no residue, and is highly effective in eradicating a wide range of pests. However, Vikane is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) and can only be used by certified applicators.

Vikane fumigation offers several advantages over traditional methods of pest control. The gas penetrates walls, ceilings, and even sealed areas, ensuring that all target-pest infestations are exterminated. Unlike localized treatments, Vikane fumigates the entire structure, leaving no room for pests to hide. Furthermore, Vikane is a "whole-structure" treatment, which means it's capable of eradicating its target-pest in large buildings, including multi-story residential homes and commercial structures.

While Vikane is highly effective, safety precautions are essential during the fumigation process. Residents, pets, and plants must be removed from the premises before fumigation starts, and consumable items need to be bagged or removed as well. The structure is then covered with tarps or plastic sheeting, and warning signs are placed around the fumigation site. After the treatment is complete, a clearance process ensures that all Vikane gas has dissipated before re-entry.

Pests Treated with Vikane Fumigation

  • Termites:
    • Vikane is highly effective in exterminating drywood termites.
  • Beetles:
    • It also works well against large wood-boring beetle infestations that can severely damage wooden structures.
  • Bedbugs:
    • Bedbugs can be notoriously difficult to eliminate, but Vikane can effectively treat even large infestations.

Given its effectiveness and broad-spectrum applicability, Vikane is considered one of the top choices for structural fumigation. However, it's crucial to consult certified professionals for proper application and to adhere strictly to safety guidelines.

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