Ridgemont

Thank you for choosing Accurate Termite and Pest Control for your community’s fumigation.

This dedicated web portal contains all of the information you need for your upcoming fumigation.

What you need to do:

1. Attend One Townhall Meeting (Find My Meeting Dates)

Sign your disclosure and notice of compliance
Pick up your allotted Nylofume Bags (20 per unit)

2. Bag and Store Perishable Food, Medications, and Supplements

See a list of food items that need to be bagged and bagging instructions below.

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3. Provide a spare key to your unit and leave all rooms accessible

NOTE: All keys are left in your unit with the door locked once we clear your unit. Be sure to have access to your unit other than the key you provide to avoid locking yourself out.

4. Vacate Accordingly

What you need to know:

The entire process is detailed in this video:
Information about Vikane®, the product being used:

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26 Comments

  1. Connie Shears

    Many fumigation (exxeltermite, envirocarepest.com) experts stress the safety and health concerns of the dead termites after fumigation.
    Why does Accurate ignore this concern?

    Many experts state the cleaning of all cabinets, drawers, floors — everything after fumigation– needs to be as carefully followed as the preparations before fumigation.
    Why does Accurate ignore this concern?

    Twenty-four to seventy-two hours is required to safely aerate after fumigation. This does not include attics, crawl spaces, or wall outlets, which are likely to release gas well after testing has cleared and residents allowed to return home.
    Why does Accurate ignore this concern?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Hi Connie. Just as dead or live pests can be a health hazard. We do recommend you clean up after fumigation if necessary. However we want to remind everyone that the need to clean up afterward is not due to any residual from the fumigant. We will be force ventilating each unit prior to concluding the fumigation and the air quality in each home will be checked including the attics and around wall outlets.

      Reply
    • Summer

      Where can I pick up my bags?

      Reply
      • Ozzie Camacho

        Residents in phases 2,3, and 4 have been delivered their bags. They were left on the front door step. Phase 5 residents will be receiving their bags this coming Friday.

        Reply
        • Amber Norton

          Ozzie, I need your email address please

          Reply
  2. Connie Shears

    Accurate’s preparation video states and shows pictures of wild birds and other animals — that residents are responsible for notifying Accurate of these animals.

    Hundreds of wild birds, rabbits, coyotes, are known residents of our community. Many birds nest in and around our units.

    How will Accurate protect wildlife?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Addressing the presence in advance is the responsibility of the homeowners. We work with fish and wildlife authorities to address these concerns as they arise.

      Reply
  3. Connie Shears

    These four steps are provided by envirocarepest.com

    Step 1
    Ask the fumigation company to hire a professional cleaning company to clean your house after they have finished their work. Alternatively, look through the telephone directory and hire one yourself. Check that they have experience with cleaning homes after termite tenting.

    Step 2
    Leave windows open to aerate your house properly.

    Step 3
    Shampoo the carpets and wash bedding, curtains, table cloths and any other materials if you didn’t remove them before fumigation took place. It’s best to cover items such as mattresses and remove pillows from the property.

    Step 4
    Stay elsewhere for an extra couple of nights if you can smell anything unusual in your house after fumigation. Contact the company if you have any concerns.

    Why is Accurate not telling us any of these concerns?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      We wanted to confirm what product is being used that would require these steps, but we did not find that information in the source you cited. But we can imagine that those instructions are for products other than what will be used for your fumigation.

      Reply
  4. AnhHuyHo

    I have saltwater fish tank and LIVE corals. Will my corals and fish be DEAD?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Fish and live corrals must be removed from the structure prior to fumigation. Leaving them behind would mean running a great risk of them dying.

      Reply
  5. Yan

    i can’t attend the meeting because 6pm is still work hour. I would like to know how i can go about arranging for the fumigator to receive a copy of my key.

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Your key can be handed over on the morning of the fumigation. You can also send us a lock box code or door code in a private message.

      Reply
  6. Alan R Laddin

    our unit can only be locked with deadbolt so how do we get our key back?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      We will exit through your garage leaving your key on the kitchen counter.

      Reply
  7. Oanh Ngo

    1. If there’s no issues the gas used binds to anything, why are we required to bag our food?

    2. Does the gas actually bind to anything?

    3. I am due with my baby any day now and concerned with bringing a newborn back into my home immediately after. How many hours will my house be ventilated for?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      There is no definitive proof that your food items will remain unaffected by the fumigation as not all possible food items have been tested against fumigation. Therefore it is safest to double bag them. The gas is nonbinding and will not linger on any surfaces. Your home is expected to be ventilated for a minimum of 12 hours.

      Reply
  8. mark pruden

    Could you post or send me your email address?

    Reply
  9. Shawn C

    What types of security will be provided for our homes? With that many empty homes all together for an extended period of time, I could see people wanting to slip into the homes in masks and help themselves to our belongings. It is a real threat when homes are tented. When doing 30 to 40 homes at a time and all being left empty together with clear streets and parking spaces, this could be a real issue. https://calcoasttimes.com/2021/11/09/burglars-breaking-into-tented-south-county-homes/

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      I completely understand your concern. We will take several measures with the security of your home in mind. The fumigator will lock up all units for the duration of the fumigation. Access is only necessary for preliminary inspections on the first day and final checks on the last day. However, we cannot act as a security provider. We have made recommendations to your board of directors for third-party security to be hired. It is also recommended that you remove valuables from your home as you see fit.

      Reply
  10. francisco morales

    im phase 5 do i need to request bags or will you just automatically drop them off

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Your occupant Notice Form that you filled out automatically registers you for bags. They’ll be dropped off at your doorstep this Friday.

      Reply
  11. Chad

    Can sealed glass alcohol bottles remain unbagged? (Wine/Champagne, etc)

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      As long as they are still factory sealed, you do not need to bag them.

      Reply

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26 Comments

  1. Connie Shears

    Many fumigation (exxeltermite, envirocarepest.com) experts stress the safety and health concerns of the dead termites after fumigation.
    Why does Accurate ignore this concern?

    Many experts state the cleaning of all cabinets, drawers, floors — everything after fumigation– needs to be as carefully followed as the preparations before fumigation.
    Why does Accurate ignore this concern?

    Twenty-four to seventy-two hours is required to safely aerate after fumigation. This does not include attics, crawl spaces, or wall outlets, which are likely to release gas well after testing has cleared and residents allowed to return home.
    Why does Accurate ignore this concern?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Hi Connie. Just as dead or live pests can be a health hazard. We do recommend you clean up after fumigation if necessary. However we want to remind everyone that the need to clean up afterward is not due to any residual from the fumigant. We will be force ventilating each unit prior to concluding the fumigation and the air quality in each home will be checked including the attics and around wall outlets.

      Reply
    • Summer

      Where can I pick up my bags?

      Reply
      • Ozzie Camacho

        Residents in phases 2,3, and 4 have been delivered their bags. They were left on the front door step. Phase 5 residents will be receiving their bags this coming Friday.

        Reply
        • Amber Norton

          Ozzie, I need your email address please

          Reply
  2. Connie Shears

    Accurate’s preparation video states and shows pictures of wild birds and other animals — that residents are responsible for notifying Accurate of these animals.

    Hundreds of wild birds, rabbits, coyotes, are known residents of our community. Many birds nest in and around our units.

    How will Accurate protect wildlife?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Addressing the presence in advance is the responsibility of the homeowners. We work with fish and wildlife authorities to address these concerns as they arise.

      Reply
  3. Connie Shears

    These four steps are provided by envirocarepest.com

    Step 1
    Ask the fumigation company to hire a professional cleaning company to clean your house after they have finished their work. Alternatively, look through the telephone directory and hire one yourself. Check that they have experience with cleaning homes after termite tenting.

    Step 2
    Leave windows open to aerate your house properly.

    Step 3
    Shampoo the carpets and wash bedding, curtains, table cloths and any other materials if you didn’t remove them before fumigation took place. It’s best to cover items such as mattresses and remove pillows from the property.

    Step 4
    Stay elsewhere for an extra couple of nights if you can smell anything unusual in your house after fumigation. Contact the company if you have any concerns.

    Why is Accurate not telling us any of these concerns?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      We wanted to confirm what product is being used that would require these steps, but we did not find that information in the source you cited. But we can imagine that those instructions are for products other than what will be used for your fumigation.

      Reply
  4. AnhHuyHo

    I have saltwater fish tank and LIVE corals. Will my corals and fish be DEAD?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Fish and live corrals must be removed from the structure prior to fumigation. Leaving them behind would mean running a great risk of them dying.

      Reply
  5. Yan

    i can’t attend the meeting because 6pm is still work hour. I would like to know how i can go about arranging for the fumigator to receive a copy of my key.

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Your key can be handed over on the morning of the fumigation. You can also send us a lock box code or door code in a private message.

      Reply
  6. Alan R Laddin

    our unit can only be locked with deadbolt so how do we get our key back?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      We will exit through your garage leaving your key on the kitchen counter.

      Reply
  7. Oanh Ngo

    1. If there’s no issues the gas used binds to anything, why are we required to bag our food?

    2. Does the gas actually bind to anything?

    3. I am due with my baby any day now and concerned with bringing a newborn back into my home immediately after. How many hours will my house be ventilated for?

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      There is no definitive proof that your food items will remain unaffected by the fumigation as not all possible food items have been tested against fumigation. Therefore it is safest to double bag them. The gas is nonbinding and will not linger on any surfaces. Your home is expected to be ventilated for a minimum of 12 hours.

      Reply
  8. mark pruden

    Could you post or send me your email address?

    Reply
  9. Shawn C

    What types of security will be provided for our homes? With that many empty homes all together for an extended period of time, I could see people wanting to slip into the homes in masks and help themselves to our belongings. It is a real threat when homes are tented. When doing 30 to 40 homes at a time and all being left empty together with clear streets and parking spaces, this could be a real issue. https://calcoasttimes.com/2021/11/09/burglars-breaking-into-tented-south-county-homes/

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      I completely understand your concern. We will take several measures with the security of your home in mind. The fumigator will lock up all units for the duration of the fumigation. Access is only necessary for preliminary inspections on the first day and final checks on the last day. However, we cannot act as a security provider. We have made recommendations to your board of directors for third-party security to be hired. It is also recommended that you remove valuables from your home as you see fit.

      Reply
  10. francisco morales

    im phase 5 do i need to request bags or will you just automatically drop them off

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      Your occupant Notice Form that you filled out automatically registers you for bags. They’ll be dropped off at your doorstep this Friday.

      Reply
  11. Chad

    Can sealed glass alcohol bottles remain unbagged? (Wine/Champagne, etc)

    Reply
    • Ozzie Camacho

      As long as they are still factory sealed, you do not need to bag them.

      Reply

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