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What To Expect After Pest Control Treatments?

PLEASE GIVE IT 6 WEEKS FOR YOUR TREATMENT TO WORK

6 WEEKS FLUSH OUT PERIOD


  • Pests will be flushed out and will continue to be flushed out for up to 6 weeks.
  • If you normally get regular yearly treatments, you will see pests dying all year round.
  • You might notice cockroaches and other pests walking slowly.

Pests have to come across the insecticide for them to die, IT DOES NOT WORK BY SMELL, otherwise, we will be affected.

More detailed info below:

This page is to explain what you may expect after specific pest control treatments.

If you had a RESIDENTIAL PEST TREATMENT click here

If you had a COMMERCIAL PEST TREATMENT click here 

Termite INSPECTION click here

Termite TREATMENT click here

Quote click here

Often after a residential or commercial customer has had a pest control treatment it is not uncommon for them to call up within a week or so worried that they still have pest issues. The table below will provide you with some info on how long to wait before calling us If you reside in a unit or townhouse please follow this link to understand pest control and why you may not be able to stop all cockroaches and spiders from entering the unit.

 Residential

Pest Treatment    Wait TimeExpectations
Large cockroaches, webbing spiders, red back spiders, carpet beetles, silverfish, creamy coloured crickets, any existing wasp nests6 Weeks
  • Cockroaches will be flushed out and will continue to be flushed out for up to 6 weeks.
  • If you normally get regular yearly treatments, you will see pests dying all year round.
  • You might notice cockroaches and other pests walking slowly.
  • Large cockroaches and other insects have to come across the insecticide for them to die, IT DOES NOT WORK BY SMELL, otherwise, we will be affected.
German Cockroaches6 Weeks
  • You should get a 70-80% reduction of German cockroaches in the first week.
  • They should all be gone in 6 weeks.
  • If your treatment was considered severe, you will need 2 treatments.
  • If you have any baby cockroaches reappear, wait 1 further week, if you still have the German cockroaches, please call us back to rectify as you get a 6-month warranty
Spiders6 weeks
  • Spiders will be flushed out.
  • Spiders around windows will be reduced by 80-90%.
  • Red backs should be reduced by 90-100% depending on initial severity.
  • If you had a severe red back issue, we suggest another external treatment after 3 months, to remove any new population build ups.
  • If you live in a bushy suburb and a lot of trees around the property, You will never stop spiders 100%.
Ants6 Weeks
  • It is common to continue to see ants up to 3 weeks after treatment
  • The ants will carry the insecticide back to the nest
  • If you have been provided with ant bait, please use as per technicians instructions
  • If ants appeared scattered or dying the treatment is working
Rats/Mice4 Weeks
  • It is common to hear or see an increase in rodent activity after the treatment has been done
  • The increase in activity is because they become attracted to the baits
  • You may hear the rats/mice playing, dragging, and throwing  the bait blocks in the roof void
  • This will subside over the next 3-4 weeks
  • Do not seal off any entrance/exit points until the infestation is under control.
Fleas3-4 Weeks
  • 2nd treatments may be required
  • Vacuum daily after the day of treatment as this will assist the eggs hatching and the pupae being released from their eggs
  • You may continue to see fleas and be bitten for up to 3 weeks
Bedbugs6 Weeks
  • Bed bugs will decrease over the next 6 weeks.
  • Expect a 50% reduction in the 1st week.
  • You may still see and get bitten over the next few weeks, but that will decrease.
  • If after 6 weeks you are still getting bitten or seeing bed bugs, a 2nd treatment may be required.
  • If you are not getting bitten, but you feel see or think there are bed bugs, give us a call to discuss.

 

For more information about your treatment and what it entailed please click here

Commercial

Pest TreatmentExpectations
Large Cockroaches
  • Cockroaches will be flushed out and will continue to be flushed out for up to 6 weeks.
  • If you normally get regular 2-3 monthly treatments, you will an increased reduction in large cockroaches returning
  • You might notice cockroaches and other pests walking slowly.
  • Large cockroaches on the external premises may not be effected and will not die as they have not come across the low toxicity insecticide
  • If ongoing programs are broken, warranties will not apply
German Cockroaches
  • You should get a 70-80% drop off of German cockroaches in the 1st week.
  • Second and ongoing treatments should be carried out on time if recommended
  • Warranty periods are dependent on technicians which will be stated on the initial quote – If second treatments are recommended
Spiders
  • Spiders will be flushed out.
  • Spiders around windows will be reduced by 80-90%.
  • Red backs should be reduced by 90-100% depending on initial severity.
  • If you had a severe red back issue, we suggest another external treatment after 3 months, to remove any new population build ups.
  • If ongoing programs are broken, warranties will not apply
Ants
  • It is common to continue to see ants up to 3 weeks after treatment
  • The ants will carry the insecticide back to the nest
  • If you have been provided with ant bait, please use as per technicians instructions
  • If ants appeared scattered – the treatment is working
  • If ongoing programs are broken, warranties will not apply
Rats/Mice
  • It is common to hear or see an increase in rodent activity after the treatment has been done
  • The increase in activity is because they become attracted to the baits
  • You may hear the rats/mice playing, dragging, and throwing  the bait blocks in the roof void
  • This will subside over the next 3-4 weeks
  • Do not seal off any entrance/exit points until the infestation is under control.

 

For more information about your treatment and what it entailed please click here

TERMITE INSPECTION

You will receive the report by email in maximum 2 days. Sooner if it’s a pre-purchase pest report as per Australian standards. The pest inspector will call you to give you a verbal report and you be able to ask any questions that you may have. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE REPORT AND DO NOT HEAR FROM THE INSPECTOR, PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP
For more Information 
Termite inspection info
Australian CSIRO termite risk map
How often should a termite inspection be done

Termite Treatment

On active termitesIf we used Termidor, we will be back to check in 8-12 weeks, to verify that the termites have been eradicated.

If we are using a baiting system or using termidor powder, we will back approximately every 3-4 weeks, until the termites are eradicated. Than implement a monitoring or non-repellent treated barrier with termidor. We will stipulate a mandatory yearly termite inspection to keep your warranty.

Preventative Treatments: We will stipulate a mandatory yearly termite inspection to keep your warranty. If we have performed a preventative termite treatment, we will stipulate a mandatory yearly termite inspection to keep your warranty.

For more information

Different termite treatment options

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