All living things have to be removed from the house prior to fumigation, and relocated elsewhere for approximately 48 hours. (Actually that’s not true; indeed, the whole point of fumigation is to kill off some living things. I did not relocate the termites.) Also, all food has to be remove from the house, except stuff that is canned or otherwise “factory sealed.”
This is similar to evacuation and just as fun. In some ways it’s even more fun.
It’s spooky being inside a house all wrapped up — tarps filtering red light thru windows.
I feel like I’m in a Christo installation.
You’ve been clamoring for a photo of our new house. So, here it is. It was pumped full of poison gas when this was taken.
We spent two nights uptown with my boss. She and her husband were incredibly accommodating and gracious hosts.
After they took off the tarp they put this sign on the house while we waited for the poison gas to disperse:
An unanticipated side benefit to this whole ordeal — our daughter has finally been weaned.
Did I mention we have three cats and a rabbit? They handled the dislocation better than we did.
So we’re back in our home now, but the termites presumably are not.
A few more photos in this set.