Pest Fumigation Effects?

Matthew74

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Has anyone had problems after fumigation for pests?

My apartments are fumigating the building next to mine (connected by a roof), and we are required to evacuate for several days. Although they won’t be doing my apartment directly I’m really worried. I assume that the gas will get into my apartment. It’s sulfuryal flouride - a neurotoxin (plus whatever other stuff might be in it). I have very frequent/continuous simple partials (fuzzy feelings). I’ve been doing very well, but I don’t want the stuff anywhere near my apartment.

I’ll have to live with my mother several days which will make my bicycle commute to work bad.
I have to move ALL my food.
I have to move or sell my saltwater fish tank.
I‘ll have to think about moving all my cloths/furniture.
Basically this is a lot of stress I don’t need.

Any experience with this? My landlord is nice and we have a good relationship.
 

Nakamova

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Sorry no experience with that kind of thing. I hope they do it quickly, with no lasting harm to your place. Any chance you can ask the folks doing the fumigating what to expect? Maybe they can provide some reassurance or guidance on whether you need to take such drastic measures.
 

Matthew74

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Sorry no experience with that kind of thing. I hope they do it quickly, with no lasting harm to your place. Any chance you can ask the folks doing the fumigating what to expect? Maybe they can provide some reassurance or guidance on whether you need to take such drastic measures.
Thanks. It turns out they are going to tent my building. I decided I should get as much of my stuff out as possible. It’s going to cost $$$. I have a less than two weeks. I would try to get another apartment, but I was hoping to look for a job elsewhere when my lease runs out. My seizures are already worse because of the stress of having so much to figure out. I think I’ll take tomorrow off to talk to the landlord (nicely), and see what my options are.
 

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Oh no, i'm not sure where you live but i'm sure there should be some sort of recompense for the inconvenience and rent you're paying for a place you can't use. I'm in the UK and at my last flat i discovered it was infested with rats and fleas after i'd already moved in, so i refused to pay the rent until they made the place liveable (and after i slapped a rats tail on their office desk since they didn't believe me). If you have house and contents insurance you may be able to make a claim on that also, but it would suck to lose a no-claims bonus because of your neighbours. I hope the chat with your landlord turns up some helpful results
 
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