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Thread: Would you leave instruments out during fumigation?

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    Default Would you leave instruments out during fumigation?

    If your home was being tented for termites would you leave out your wooden ukes or take them away from the house?

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    No way I'd risk smelling termite spray inside my ukes, instead of the various sweet wood vapors. I'd move them for sure, just to be sure. case.
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    I agree I would not leave them.
    It means packing them all up, but my living room has a parking spot for them.
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    no reason to leave it out

    termites need a direct path between
    wood they are eating and the ground

    if you leave the uke in the house
    how are you going to play it
    while the house is being fumigated

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    That’s probably where they’re going but there’s so many!

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    I just fumigated my house last month I left all my ukes in the house in cases..i see nothing wrong with my ukes...all my clothes were left hanging also....

    but if you think it is safer than take them with you
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    Good question. Is there any possibility that any termites are hiding out in your ukuleles? If you take them out during the fumigation, then return them, that might defeat the purpose. But I think that perhaps the best advise is to ask the exterminator, rather than a bunch of obsessed ukulele fanatics on an internet forum who are of course going to tell you to get them out of there. But what about your clothes, and your silverware, and your towels, and sheets, do you have to remove all of that as well? How about furniture? I mean, there is other stuff in your house, are you worried about any of that? How are your ukuleles different. Like I said, ask the experts.
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    They say leave ukes out, just in case there might be termites hiding. I was thinking cases might be safer for ukes than hanging on the walls where they are now. We’re at the beach where humidity isn’t a problem but termites are.

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    Umm, depends on how aggressive your termites are.
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    I think I'd be happy to smell the 'fumigation' if it meant my ukes were safe.
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