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Have you had stuff treated with Vikane gas? (poll about costs)

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  1. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 19 2010 11:37:56
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    I am doing a poll to get a sense of prices for commodity fumigation in locations where available.

    Have you had a pod or container or truck of stuff treated with Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride) gas?

    Can you tell us

    1/ how big the pod (container) or truck was?
    2/ how much it cost?
    3/ your metro area/geographic location

    (This is not about treating an entire home, but you can start a new thread asking about that if you wish!)

    Thanks!

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  2. freakingout2010

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Nov 1 2010 6:09:34
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    I would love to hear the answer to this as well. The antique store that caused our wood beetle problem took a lot of our furniture to gas it but we have no idea the cost.

  3. Richard56

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Nov 1 2010 7:41:02
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    Just want to add for those that might post quoted rates (as opposed to direct experience) that there are often additional "hidden" costs to pod fumigation that sometimes are at least equal to or more than the actual fumigation itself.

    The hidden (and not always clearly advertised) costs can include wrapping, as well as pick up and delivery, materials (blankets, Hazmat suits etc.), and possible storage charges of the items to be fumigated. If you're bringing your own stuff to the fumigator (not always available) the hidden costs might include renting a truck (often for several days) plus any moving help if needed.

    Here is one such example from the NY Metro area. Company is "Moving Right Along" that is a moving service which I believes sub contracts the work out to "BedBug and Beyond" which does not pick up and deliver. My suggestion is to always find out who the fumigator is and call them directly*. Even though the fumigator may not provide pick up and delivery they may be able to provide you with a list of service providers whose prices and services can vary.

    (Moving Right Along)
    Chamber size: 5X8X7.5 (other sizes available)
    Fumigation cost: $700 (for above sized chamber)
    Additional costs:
    Pick up: $300
    Redelivery: $300
    Chamber cost: $150 per
    Movers time @ ?/hour -- not sure if this is included or not so best to call them.
    Plus Materials

    More information here: http://www.movingrightalong.com/bedbug.html

    Or call directly, Bed, Bug and Beyond**: http://www.bedbugsandbeyond.com/

    * NOTE: I was always under the impression that they were the NY Metro Fumigator, but in a recent post they stated that they were NOT a fumigator but a fumigating agent or broker. So, really not sure who the fumigator in this area really is or whether the actual fumigator deals directly with the public or only through agents.

  4. DougSummersMS

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Nov 1 2010 11:13:47
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    You can contact Bed Bug Fumigation Specialists for a quote in New York, Ohio or Florida

    http://www.bedbugfumigators.com/index.php

    BBFS will be offering a year around chamber fumigation service in Manhattan starting next month.

    Their on-site program can be used to eliminate the cost of moving services, storage pods or rental trucks.

    Structural tenting, off-site storage container and moving truck fumigation services are also available through Bed Bug Fumigation Specialists

    (Disclosure: I provide K9 detection services for a company that is affiliated with BBFS)

  5. Ilovepink1908

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Nov 1 2010 13:23:46
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    Also, you don't have to use Moving Right Along (Bed Bugs and Beyond's moving partner) as they were pricey in my opinion. You actually come off better moving your stuff into a UHaul yourself and then going that route. Additionally, BB&B also has other moving partners that you can use besides Moving Right Along, I believe. There are also a few other options with their company, I believe, too.

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    Mon Nov 1 2010 15:15:09
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    We did this option with Bed Bugs and Beyond and our own moving company. I will admit that recently we have been getting some suspect "bites" so I am not convinced it did the job but we shall see. (We had to use a specific moving co. paid for by my company moving for a job). I think that the entire service was quite expensive but I don't remember how we broke it down movers extra time and wrapping versus Vikane. It was definitely north of $5000. I hope it was worth it but I will be honest and say that I really don't feel that one ever gets rid of bed bugs, or so many people are starting to get them that you end up reintroducing them just by living a normal life. Perhaps all homes need to put in a bed bug chamber where all people are forced to change into a new set of clothes before entering a home. I hope it has not come to that but it is my fear.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Nov 16 2010 8:17:43
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    *bump*

  8. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Nov 16 2010 14:15:12
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    If you're looking for this service, you might be interested in Fume Cube.


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