Many homeowners wonder whether it’s safe to stay in the house after pest control treatment or to leave for a while. Fortunately, you do not need to leave your home for pest control. Pest control companies today have abandoned toxic chemicals in favor of safe and natural alternatives to keep your home pest-free.
No need to leave your home because modern pest control sprays are safe to use indoors and outdoors. The technicians will, however, ask you to wait about 15 minutes for the treatment to dry. It dries quickly and leaves no residue or causes any severe problems. If your children or pets come into contact with the wet product, wash their hands or paws thoroughly and keep it out of their mouths.
Things To Do After Pest Control
When hiring an exterminator, you should expect that treatments will be carried out to control the pests in your home successfully. Here are some things to remember if you still decide what steps to take after the treatment.
Don’t Clean Immediately
You must avoid cleaning immediately after the treatment because you may wipe away the chemicals used, which may prevent the treatment from working effectively. It would help if you waited a week before cleaning your house. Please wait until the right time comes after the treatment to deep clean your home; it will all be worth it.
Kill Live Pests Around
Exterminators’ treatments take time to take effect. It takes two days to work. Even after treatment, pest activity may continue and eventually subside. To prevent further infestation, kill live pests. Killing pests prevents them from reproducing erratically, which helps control populations. If you have fast-reproducing pests in your home, kill them immediately, or they will lay eggs and breed.
You Should Discard Items With Treatments
Exterminators may damage your home, especially uncovered items. Chemicals may contaminate food if it’s not refrigerated or airtight before an exterminator arrives. Throw away exposed food you forgot after treatment before your family and pets eat it. Your family may get sick if you don’t throw out contaminated food.
Dispose of Papers
If attractants like paper remain after an exterminator treats your home, it may not be pest-free. Papers are always in your home, but cockroaches and termites can only get them if you get rid of them or store them properly. Even after treatment, termites may still feed on paper, so dispose of them. Remove cardboard boxes and paper bags.
Even if pest control companies today use organic or natural treatments to protect the environment and the health of their customers, if there’s anyone in your home who is pregnant or allergic, notify the pest control technician ahead of time. They should avoid the area until their home has been deemed safe.
The Pest Bros is your safe, effective, and environmentally friendly pest control solution if your home has a pest problem. We have a good track record. That is why our team of highly trained professionals is committed to providing high-quality, long-term results. Contact us right away!