Almost 3 million people in the U.S. spotted roaches and rodents in their homes in just one year. This shows how much help is needed from local pest control services.
Perhaps you’re planning on calling them but are wondering what to do after pest control treatment. In this guide, we’re going to show you.
Read on to find out more.
What to Do After Pest Control Treatment
Once pest control is completed and your home’s critter-free, it’s always best to proceed with caution to stay safe.
Here are some essential questions we’re going to answer to help you take the proper steps:
- How long should you wait after pest control to come indoors?
- How do you clean your house after pest control?
- How do you stay safe following pest control?
Pest Control Treatment Time
During pest control, when there is a need for sprays to eliminate the insects, it is recommended not to enter the home immediately after.
Generally, it’s recommended that you wait for two hours or more after treatment. However, this will depend on the treatment. Your pest control company will properly advise you as to the best time to re-enter your home. The sprays need time to absorb and keep both you and your pets in the clear.
If sprays are applied outdoors, the pest control representative will provide a recommended timeframe to keep the pets indoors.
Adopting Proper Cleaning Habits
When it comes to cleaning, there are several tips we have for you:
- Get rid of leftover food around
- Remove any random loose paper scraps
- Scour your home for leaks and damages
- Keep an eye out for pests
Pest control clean-up can wait – it doesn’t have to be done immediately! You can even wait several days to let the treatment take its course.
Getting Rid of Leftover Food
Food leftover or out in the open is one way to attract pests. Therefore, you’ll want to ensure there’s none around!
It’s best to try and avoid food waste altogether if possible. However, where there’s waste, store it away correctly in the proper containers and out of sight of menacing threats.
Removing Paper That’s Found
If you see old papers lying around, throw them away! The same goes for paper bags or food delivery bags, boxes, or cartons. Pests love them!
Keep magazines and newspapers out of the kitchen if you can. The less mess around, the more likely you’re home will stay creature-free.
Scouring for Leaks and Damages
Leaks attract pests: search taps and pipes for leaks and damages. If you find any, be sure to get them fixed.
Pests can be managed with a few simple acts. Keeping on top of plumbing is sometimes all it takes!
Keeping an Eye Out for Pests
After pest control:
- Keep watch in case any have been left behind.
- While it’s unlikely, get back in touch if you find one immediately.
- Never try and remove them yourself – that’s what we’re here for!
They can carry diseases (dead or alive). Your safety is our priority, so we’re here to care for you.
Protect Yourself From Pests With Us
Finding pests in your home is never fun. But now you know what to do after pest control treatment, you can take steps to keep yourself safe. That way, your home will stay clean and critter-free for good!
If you know you’ve got pests, get in touch with us! We’ll act right away and get rid of them for you.
If you have a pest problem you want to learn more about, you can also browse our news articles. We have many relating to all types of pests, the problems they cause and how to control and remove them. Below we list a few.