Nylofume bags are the trusted way to protect food, feed, drugs and medicinals during your home or businesses fumigation.
Your home may be your most important investment. There are several things you can do to help ensure the success of home fumigation and the safety and protection of your personal belongings.
To ensure a tight seal on your bag make sure you follow these instructions:
- While bags are still empty, place one inside another.
- Place items inside the inner bag. Do NOT overfill – leave clearance on top for closure of the bags.
- Twist the top of the inner bag, fold once and secure the fold in place using tape or a twist tie.
- Repeat step 3 with the outer bag.
- Check the seal by pressing gently against the sides of the bag and listening for air leaks. No air should be able to escape.
Preparing food, feed, drugs (including tobacco products), and medicinals
- Double-bag any food items that have been opened.Double-bag any food items that have been opened (that is, the original manufacturer’s seal is broken) in special Nylofume bags, seal them tightly, and leave them in the home. This also includes items such as medicines, tobacco, and pet foods. Nylofume bags are nylon polymer bags that protect food items during fumigation. If in doubt on what to double-bag, remove the items from your home.
- Only food, feed, drugs, and medicinals in glass, plastic, or metal bottles, jars, or cans that still have the original manufacturer’s seal can stay in the home and do not need to be double-bagged. For example, a 2-liter bottle of soda with the manufacturer’s seal would not need to be double- bagged.
- Unopened wine and liquor bottles can remain in the house during fumigation, but only if the original seal is unbroken. Visually inspect each bottle to determine the seal integrity. If the integrity of the seal cannot be determined visually, the wine bottle or other packaged liquor must be removed or double-bagged in Nylofume bags before the termite fumigation.
Note: ALL corked wine bottles need to be stored horizontally (on their sides).
Opened items that do not need to be removed or sealed in Nylofume bags before the professionals fumigate your home include dental hygiene products (including toothpaste, mouthwash, dental adhesives, and dental whitening products), cosmetics including lipstick, all externally applied lotions and ointments, ice and water.
Sealing Nylofume bags properly to protect food, feed and medicinals
- Double-up the Nylofume bags before you fill them, by putting one inside the other. Research has shown that these nylon polymer bags are very effective when used one inside of the other.
- Seal both the inner and outer bags after they are full. Starting with the inner bag, twist the top, double it over, and secure with tape or a twist tie. Repeat this procedure with the outer bag. Test the bag by gently pressing against the bag and checking for air leaks. No air should be able to escape. Your fumigator can provide Nylofume bags and instructions on how to use them.