Why are fumigation tents colorful?

The pattern of colors was supposed to be unique to a particular pest-control
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company, serving as a kind of advertisement
. Or agricultural fumigators formerly covered rows of fruit trees with wide canvas strips before gassing them, and termiters
The Macquarie Dictionary says the verb "to white-ant" means "to subvert or undermine from within". The term is derived from the action of termites (white ants) eating the inside of wooden building foundations, often leaving no outward evidence, until the structure crumbles.
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later sewed or clipped together these strips to make a whole house tent.
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Why are circus tents striped?

You'd think that fun lies with their walls of colorful stripes, but inside the bright tents is the deadly gas of sulfuryl fluoride, quietly building up to eliminate nesting drywood termites.
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Why do they cover houses with tarps?

Over the course of fumigation, your entire home will be sealed up with tarps while a warning agent is released throughout your home. The fumigator will determine the total amount of time that it will take for the chemicals to act and they will confirm when you can come back into your home too.
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How long do fumigation tents stay on?

As fumigation is designed to target many pests that can live in wood and in difficult to reach areas of the home, structural fumigation can be one of the best ways to completely eliminate a large infestation. The process of tent fumigation is something that will typically last between 24 to 72 hours.
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Why is gas turned off during fumigation?

Normally they turn the gas off a day before the fumigation for vacant properties, and same day for occupied properties, this is to try to minimize the time without that basic utility.
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10 Termite Fumigation/Tenting Facts You May Not Know

How toxic is tenting for termites?

Health Effects of Tenting

Sulfuryl fluoride is a central nervous system depressant, and is highly toxic to humans, animals and plants. While remaining in the home during termite tenting means certain death for animals, humans and plants, sulfuryl fluoride rapidly dissipates once the tent is removed from the home.
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Do you need to wash sheets after termite tenting?

Fumigation companies claim that the gas does not leave a residue, therefore items like clothing or plates do not need to be washed after the fumigation has taken place.
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Is artwork safe during fumigation?

Second, fumigation is safe for artworks, books, wooden objects, furniture, and more. Finally, even the most delicate displays and collections benefit from protection without the risk of damage.
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Do I have to wash everything after fumigation?

Regular fumigation of your house will lead to a pest-free environment. After fumigation, you will need to clean your home to get rid of any chemicals before you get into the house. Cleaning a house after fumigation will also get rid of the dead pests lying around the house.
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Why do they tent houses in Florida?

Tenting keeps pesticides contained during fumigation.

These tents are made of heavy vinyl-coated nylon tarpaulins that effectively prevent hazardous gas from leaking out of the home during the fumigation process. Tenting is done, first and foremost, for public safety.
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What does tenting a house look like?

The tenting process involves a complete covering of your house with tarp panels. This creates a sealed casing for the pumping of a poisonous gas throughout your home that will kill your termites. It even penetrates the wood and timbers where termites tend to hide and feast.
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What needs to be bagged when tenting for termites?

Anything in resealable containers, including plastic containers, such as milk, butter, sour cream and cot- tage cheese. Eggs, fruits, vegetables and any oth- er forms of produce. Sample items that must be bagged or removed from the structure being fumigated .
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Why is a circus tent red and white?

The reason we have this is because the width is narrower so fits into certain spaces that the wider big tops wouldn't. Red walls or Red and White Walls, Requires a space of 11mx24m minimum.
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What color is a circus tent?

Circus tents commonly come in red and white or red and yellow striped patterns but you can always go with your own color combinations.
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What material are circus tents made of?

They have long been used for circus or other performances, fairs, banquets, large weddings, religious tent revival events or, more recently corporate entertainment events. Traditionally made of canvas, modern "party tents" are more likely to use PE (polythene) or, for higher quality, PVC.
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Does fumigation affect electronics?

Vikane has a high vapor pressure; it evaporates 20,000 times more readily than mothballs and therefore disperses rapidly throughout structures during fumigation. Vikane does not react with building furnishings or contents, including computers, electronics and manufacturing equipment.
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Does paint protect wood from termites?

Termites don't like paint, lacquer, varnish and other wood finishes, so they'll eat inside the wood and leave the exterior finish like a shell. Listen for the sound of cracking eggshells when you walk on hardwood floors or feel for abnormally soft wood. Water bubbles in your paint.
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Should you tent for termites before or after remodel?

Weak and unstable roof sheathing can cause a fumigator to fall through the roof and cause serious injury. This is one reason it is a good idea to have wood repairs completed prior to a fumigation.
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Are dishes safe to use after fumigation?

It is unnecessary to wash dishes, linens, clothing, etc., as the fumigant is a gas that will dissipate from the structure and its contents.
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Does your house smell after fumigation?

The fumigant is a pure gas and therefore there is no odor or smell from the gas. A warning agent (typically chloropicrin) is introduced to the house as well, and occasionally, this product can have a residual smell.
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Do windows stay open during fumigation?

California Law requires that operable windows be open a minimum of 3 inches during fumigation. Windows that can't be accessed and opened by ordinary means (without moving furniture, removing nails, or cutting a paint seal) can remain closed.
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What happens if you eat food exposed to Vikane gas?

Will that cause me harm? No adverse health effects would be expected from consumption of some food items inadvertently fumigated with Vikane. The residue that can form in unprotected food items exposed to Vikane is fluoride, which naturally occurs in food and water.
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Why do my eyes burn after fumigation?

Therefore, prior to the fumigation, applicators introduce trace amounts of a warning agent, chloropicrin, into the structure. Chloropicrin has a strong odor and will cause respiratory and eye irritation. Symptoms include tears, burning eyes, difficulty breathing, coughing, headaches, and nausea.
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Is it safe to live next to a tented house?

Tenting can be the most effective method to treat a house for termites. And if you comply with the stringent requirements that come along with the process, it is safe to live next to a tented house as well.
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