Question: I found evidence of termites in my house. Does the whole house need to be fumigated?
Answer: A licensed pest control company must identify the presence of termites and then recommend, in writing, how to solve the problem. Fumigation is not always required, depending on the pest and the scale of the infestation.
Fumigation is an all-encompassing treatment in which the gases permeate the entire house, eradicating both visible infestations and termites that are otherwise inaccessible.
If only a small area is infested, local applications may be used. A pest control inspector will decide which treatment is necessary. You should be aware that the localized treatments will not eradicate hidden infestations elsewhere in the building.