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Will Tenting a House Kill Cockroaches

Inspectors often find evidence of cockroaches in a home by spotting their droppings. While it is possible to kill these pests with pesticides, many people are choosing to tent their homes instead.

Will Tenting a House Kill Cockroaches

But will tenting a house kill cockroaches? Read below

What Is Tenting?

When you hear people say “I’m going to tent my house” what they are referring to is the process of using a large tarp or sheeting to cover the entire structure and then pumping in a chemical insecticide fog. The idea is that by doing this you can kill all of the cockroaches indoors without having to resort to pesticides that are sprayed or applied directly to the pests.

Tenting a house is not a new tactic, but it has become more popular in recent years as people have become more concerned about the use of pesticides and their potential effects on human health and the environment. There are some drawbacks to tenting, however. It can be expensive, depending on how large your home is, and it can also be time-consuming.

Pros and Cons of Tenting a House

When it comes to getting rid of cockroaches, some people swear by tenting a house. Tenting a house is the process of completely covering it in plastic to suffocate any cockroaches inside the house. Proponents of this method say it’s the only way to get rid of all the cockroaches in your home, and that it’s an effective way to keep them from coming back. However, there are also some downsides to tenting a house. Here are the pros and cons of this method:


  • Tenting a house will kill all the cockroaches inside, including the eggs.
  • It’s an effective way to keep cockroaches from coming back.


  • It can be expensive – you’ll need to buy enough plastic sheeting to cover your entire home.
  • The fumes from the pesticide can be harmful to humans and pets.
  • It can be difficult to get all of the cracks and crevices in your home where the cockroaches live, which means they may eventually come back.

Does Tenting Work on All Bugs?

There are many benefits to tenting your house when you have a bug infestation. Not only does it kill the bugs that are currently in your home, but it also prevents new ones from entering. In addition, using a tent to treat an infestation is often much cheaper than using other methods.

However, some people believe that tenting only works for cockroaches. This is not true; in fact, tents can be used to treat any type of bug infestation. For example, if you have an termite or bed bugs problem, you can use tenting method to get rid of them.

How Long Does Tenting Take?

Tenting a house is not an instantaneous process. It can take several days for all of the cockroaches to die. If there are any hidden nests, the cockroaches will eventually emerge and start breeding again. Also, it is important to note that tents are not 100% effective. If you have a large infestation of cockroaches in your home, tenting will not help. The best way to get rid of cockroach infestations is by using an exterminator.

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