What you should do if you encounter a pest after treatment.
First thing I would say is encountering pest activity after a treatment is common. Some of the materials used can actually cause insects to come out of their harborage areas. This should subside after 7-10 days.
What to do to facilitate a proper treatment and keeping insects at bay.
- Prepare before your tech comes out to your home. This means removing toys, pet food/water bowls, etc. so your tech can create a continuous barrier in and around your home and property. Some people like to move furniture away from the walls, this however is unnecessary.
- Reduce access to foods that attract insects. This can be done by keeping stored foods in sealed containers and cleaning up foods you have prepared to eat ASAP.
- Sweep and mop floors, porches, and patios prior to your tech arriving. Also, refrain from cleaning these areas as long as possible. One week should be sufficient but longer is better. Cleaning up the these areas can decrease desired results.
- Cut vegetation back from the sides of your home and block walls. Not only will this allow your tech to do a more thorough treatment, but it will cut off direct access to your home. Insect and rodents will utilize trees and bushes to gain access to your home if available.
What institutes a callback
- Live insects after the chemicals have had time to work. Desired results usually happen in 7-10 days. If you are seeing live insects after the 7-10 days give us a call and we will be happy to address the situation.
- An invasion of ants. You can’t have ants trailing through your home.
What does not require a callback
- Dead bugs. Seeing dead bugs is normal. This means the product is working.
- Bugs in the process of dying. Because the chemicals have a tendency to flush insects from their harborage areas, you might see insects on their way to their demise. The insects will be lethargic, moving slow, or even on their backs twitching.