All edible items that are not in their original packaging, or if the tamper-evident seal has been broken, must be placed in the special NYLOFUME bags provided or removed from the property.
Food storage containers, such as TUPPERWARE or RUBBERMAID, are not considered adequate protection from poisonous contamination caused by the fumigant.
The following items must be bagged or removed from the property:
- Cardboard boxes of cereal, rice, potatoes, crackers, cake mixes, pasta,
soy/rice/powdered milk or liquid soy/rice/milk products, and similarly
- Produce (frozen or fresh vegetables and fruit)
- Meat (frozen, fresh, or deli)
- Spices and herbs (fresh or dried)
- Flour, sugar, baking products
- Opened containers of milk, juice, water, or wine
- Opened canisters of medicine (prescription or over-the-counter)
- Opened containers of liquid medicine (ie: PEPTO or MYLANTA)
- Bagged pet food and treats.
All food from the cupboards, refrigerator, and freezer must be bagged or removed from the property.
Items, which are exempt from bagging or removal, (only if unopened) are as follows:
- Canned, glass, or plastic bottles of soda, juice, water, milk, sauces,
vegetables, fruit, soup or meat.
- Bottles of wine or champagne
- Jars of baby food
- Canned dog/cat food
Clothing, bedding, furniture, toys, and kitchenware will not be affected by the fumigation. Therefore, you do not need to bag or remove these items. However, if you have an infant who has a mattress enclosed in plastic, please remove this item from the property prior to the tenting. This will ensure that no gas remains trapped inside the mattress covering.
WHEN BAGGING ITEMS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TWO NYLOFUME BAGS MUST BE USED. HEAVY DUTY TRASH BAGS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO PROTECT YOUR FOOD. PLEASE ADHERE TO THESE GUIDELINES OR YOUR FOOD COULD BE COMPROMISED.
Please remove all plants and fish from the property, and make certain that no cars remain inside the garage. If you have an automatic ice-maker, turn off the switch and dump all of the ice that is dropped during the fumigation. This ice is contaminated. If your home has a water dispenser, such as ARROWHEAD or SPARKLETTS, please dump all of the water (including what is contained within the dispenser itself). The water will be unsafe for consumption.
If for some reason some of your food was not bagged before the fumigation, please dispose of all products you suspect are hazardous. Remember: When in doubt, throw it out.