December 13, 1999
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lippi
San Agustin Imports
46 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lippi:
A recent inspection for termite infestation was performed by Florida Pest Control for the
property you rent from the City of St. Augustine located at 46 St. George Street. As a
result of that inspection, it has been recommended that the property be scheduled for
As you can see by the enclosed instruction list, there is a substantial amount of
preparation to be done. Without letting too much time go by, it is our desire that we work
with you to establish a time that would be most appropriate for you to schedule the
treatment. The building may need to be vacated for as long as seven days.
Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss this matter.
William R. Adams
cc: R. Keith Hunt, HPHT Facilities Maintenance
48 King Street, 52084 P.O. Box 210, 52085 Office 904/825-5055 FAX 904/825-5096
St. Augustine, Florida
Historic Preservation / Heritage Tourism
: 6-1999 09:25 FROM FLORIDA PEST ST.AUG. TO 8255096 P.01
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REQUIRED CUSTOMER PREPARATION PROCEDURE
PRIOR TO FUMIGATION
It Ls the customer's responsibility to:
VACATE'PREMISES BEFORE PLACING OF TARPS BEGINS.
Remove all giving things from the building: House plants, pets, live fish, birds, etc. All pets should
be removed from the vicinity of the fumigation and securely tied or locked up to prevent them from re-
entering the building.
Remove baby bed mattresses and all pillows from the structure prior to the fumigation. Mattresses
enveloped in waterproof covers (except waterbeds) must be removed from the building or the plastic-
covers completely removed.
Remove al medicinal products and foods, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, and flower bulbs.
(Exceptions noted: Factory sealed cans, bottles and jar do not need to be removed. See Building Occupan 's Checklist.)
Extinguish all flames including pilot lights. Turn off or unplug all electrical beating elements such as
those in heaters, pianos, organs,etc. Shut off automatic switch controls for appliances and lighting
systems that will be within the space to be fumigated. Turn off central heat & air and window units.
Open all windows and unlock all doors. This includes cedar chests, hope chests, trunks, etc. Open
appliance doors such as washers, dryers, etc.
Supply electricity and water needed during the fumigation.
Key or keys to be provided to all areas of the structures to be fumigated.
RESPONSIBILITIES UPON RETURNING:
Re-light pilot lights or arrange for your gas company to make a service call to light pilot lights.
AFTER A STRUCTURE IS FUMIATED: the pellets or droppings from the termite infestation
wil continue to sift out for some period oftime as the building shakes and vibrates. This is the
expected thing and should not be a cause for worry, it happens in most structures.
IT TAKES TIME FOR TERMITES TO DIE: Live termites may be found immediately after a
fumigation. Under favorable conditions, the insects will be dead or obviously dying by the end of the
fumigation period but it is possible for termites to live as long as a week after exposure to a lethal dose
of fimigantgas, therefore, judgement of success or failure of the fumigation should not be hasty. If
you have questions, our representative will assist you.
OTHER PESTS: The amount of toxicant required to administer a lethal dose varies for different insect
species, so occasionally a pest may be found alive after fuigation. This is not meaningful because
either the pests will have received a lethal dose and will eventually die, or it may be a pest that requires
a higher dosage than that required for the fumigated target pest. Conventional control measures other
than fumigation may be required when this occurs.
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