03-04-2011, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by phluid13
So I just received a notice from my apartment management. Apparently they have a new pest control company that will be doing some maintenance in the building. The letter I received came with a page two explaining what needed to happen before March 8th. Let me know what I should do to prepare for this. I'm worried they will kill all the fish with their chemical. The instructions are as follows:
1. Pets, animals and fish should be removed from the areas to be treated.
The rest of the instructions basically say to remove everything from cabinets, drawers, closets and store protected, etc etc.
What should I do? Should I remove my fish and put them somewhere else out of the building? Has anyone had to prepare for this? It's a 56 gallon tank and I can't just move it anywhere. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.
I would imagine that suggestion is a precaution, but since you can't just move such a large tank, I'm sure the company would make some efforts to not directly spray right around your tank, especially if you put such a note on the tank. Could you "bag" the tank leaving just a bit of opening around the bottom for air, but keep the plastic over the water, where airborne particles from the spray may land in the water. I'm sure the management company has had fish in a room when it's treated and can advise.
I'm sure the warning is more about making sure most pets are out of a building, but there must be something you can do to protect your tank - that's my suggestion.