Tent fumigation is an effective treatment for structural termite infestations. By covering the structure with a tarp and introducing a measured amount of Vikane gas amount into the interior of the home, all termites inside the tarp WILL BE exterminated. However, it is important to note that the Vikane gas will only kill termites inside the tented structure; subterranean termites living beneath the structure may be able to re-infest the home. This is why Kamaaina Termite & Pest Control recommends a Pest Control Treatment regimen, that exterminates infestations as they happen.


Will tent fumigation eliminate all the termites and pests in the structure? No. Subterranean termites require separate treatments to create a barrier between the structure and their nest in the ground. Under ideal conditions, the target pest will be dead or dying by the end of the fumigation. Drywood termites can remain alive for as long as a week after a lethal dose of a fumigant. Lethal doses vary for different pests, depending on the fumigant used.

Why do I continue to see termite droppings? Termites create passageways and tunnels throughout your property as they move and feed. This means that even after the termites have been exterminated, windows, doors, walls, and trim may still be filled with termite droppings. Any vibrations such as doors slamming, large street vehicles, and gravitational settling can displace old termite droppings. Even if you see termite droppings after your fumigation, this does not mean you have an existing, un-exterminated termite population.

Will there be any live termites in my home after whole-structure fumigation? If you see a few live termites immediately after your home has been fumigated, don’t be alarmed. Sometimes it can take three to five days for all of the termites to die. Rest assured whole-structure fumigation with Vikane gas fumigant will eliminate all of the drywood termites in the home.

Will the fumigation kill all termite eggs? Vikane is not an ovicide and therefore will not directly kill termite eggs. However, as the eggs hatch, the larvae rely on worker termites for survival and will quickly die in their absence.

Why do I see more ants and insects after my tent fumigation? Ants and other insects, such as roaches, are foragers and creatures of opportunity. They will feed on dead termite colonies, and could potentially kick out additional droppings. This is why Kamaaina Termite & Pest Control recommends a “Total Home Care” regimen that includes spot treatments, ground treatments, insert treatment, and insert treatment. Talk with your sales representative to learn more about keeping your home completely free of termites and other pests.

Residential Tent Fumigation

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Residential, commercial and industrial tent fumigation

Tent fumigation protects your most important investment-your property. Tent fumigation’s completely eliminate your property of structural invasive pests such as termites and carpenter ants. While not always ideal, fumigation’s when needed are the best pest control investment you could possibly make.

Current Termite Infestations?

  • Schedule a free pest and termite inspection and consultation.
  • You will receive a customized plan to control termite activity in your home.
  • Your termite treatment will be scheduled and performed in a timely manner.
  • Our professional technician will return regularly monitor your situation for any changes.

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Vikane Gas Fumigant


Vikane (Sulfuryl Fluoride) is a colorless, odorless gas that quickly penetrates structural materials and personal belongings during whole-structure Hawaii fumigation’s. Vikane, backed by nearly 50 years of university research, practical use and published reports is nonstaining, noncorrosive and nonflammable. Vikane quickly dissipates from the structure into the atmosphere and does not damage the ozone layer.Vikane is the only product that is proven 100% effective in controlling all stages of Hawaii Drywood termitesand bed bug life including the difficult egg stages. This product has been proven effective by third party scientists. Fumigation with Vikane is so successful due to the fact it circulates throughout an entire contained area and interferes with the ability of the bugs and eggs to absorb required oxygen to sustain life, completely killing all Termites and bed bugs and their eggs in a single treatment. Household items, such as clothes, linens, dishes, cooking utensils, and toys do not need to be washed off after the fumigation. No surface residue, odor or film is left behind. Vikane does not damage electronics, antiques or sensitive fabrics.For subterranean termites, Sentricon is normally used as colonies are built in moist, underground colonies. Learn more about Sentricon used in Hawaii.


Several varieties of termites have become established in Hawaii’s tropical environment: Drywood Termites, Dampwood termites and ground termites, also called subterranean termites. The most effective method of termite control in Hawaii is the application of a pest control liquid called Termidor. Termidor is a termiticide / insecticide termite treatment that is applied along the perimeter or exterior of your property. The treatment uses time-tested application methods at very low rates. It is virtually odor free and won’t cause any disruption to your family’s normal routines.
Termidor binds tightly to the soil to create the what the termite industry has coined the “Termidor Zone.” Since this protective termite treatment zone is undetectable to termites, termites can’t avoid it and will not try to find a way around it (as they can with repellent termite treatments).
To control drywood termites, your Hawaii termite professional may apply Termidor® DRY Termiticide directly into termite galleries to treat drywood termites and termites in structures or objects not connected to your home. Unlike liquid applications, Termidor DRY does not add moisture to wood.

How Termidor Kills and Controls Termites

As Hawaii termites eat Termidor treated material, they die. Termidor also kills termites on contact. And since termites can’t detect its presence, termites directly ingest and contact Termidor as they go about their normal routines.

The Unique Termidor “Transfer Effect”

Whenever a termite touches Termidor, it can become a “carrier,” transferring Termidor to other termites it contacts. Secondary carriers continue transferring Termidor to other termites they contact, spreading it like a virus throughout the colony. This unique “Transfer Effect™” is one of the reasons no other termite treatment can control termites like Termidor.



Termidor will provide 100% control of termites in 3 months or less and protection that will last up to 6 years.


Termidor is applied outside to exteror areas associated with your home, targeting termites as they travel in and out, to create greater treated areas of protection.


Termites cannot smell, taste, nor detect the Termidor application. Instead, they ingest, contact, and spread Termidor, completely un aware that doing so will exterminate their entire colony.

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