The presence of pests such as ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, and rodents can make your house a breeding ground for various diseases. Fortunately, undergoing regular pest control treatment, especially when you start noticing signs of an infestation, can help make the process of dealing with unwelcomed pests less frustrating.
When it comes to controlling and eradicating a pest infestation at home, it is always best to leave the problem in the hands of professionals. Most of the time, it takes a pest control specialist to make your house free from the inconvenience and dangers brought by pests. Nonetheless, the job does not stop at the treatment process. As the homeowner, you need to take several precautionary measures after your house has been treated. Here are some of them:
1. Stay away from treated areas until they have dried
For the treatment to be effective, the chemicals need to sit in your house for a couple of hours. Although most pest control treatments use pet and child-friendly chemicals, it is always the safest option to air the space and wait for the pesticides to be fully dried before going about your normal schedule.
The amount of time you must wait before you can head indoors after a pest control session depends on the kind of treatment that was done in your house. Usually, it can take around 30 minutes to several hours before all the areas in your house become safe to be occupied. To be sure, always ask your pest control specialist about how long you need to wait before returning inside.
2. Do not clean immediately
After a pest control treatment, you might have the strong urge to mop and sweep the areas that were misted during the session. If you want the treatment to be 100% effective, you need to fight this urge to clean immediately. It is not always a good idea to clean right after a pest control treatment has been done in your house.
In most cases, cleaning can rub the chemicals off your surfaces before their intended effects even take place and mitigate the effectiveness of the pest control treatment. To guarantee a pest-free home, avoid deep cleaning your cabinets, counters, floors, walls, and pieces of furniture for at least a couple of days after the treatment.
3. Throw away food and other consumable items left during treatment
If you have accidentally left food or any other consumable items out in the open during the treatment, make sure to throw them away immediately. Even though many pest control services in Singapore utilize organic chemicals in their treatment process, it is always better to be cautious by disposing of food, medicines, and other consumable items that may have been exposed to the chemicals during the treatment.
If you have pets at home, it is also highly recommended that you wash their food and water bowls that may have been left during the misting session. Although your pest control specialist will most likely avoid them before the treatment, it is better to play it safe and get rid of any food and water in your pets’ bowls and wash them thoroughly before using them.
Taking precautions after your house has been treated for pests is important in ensuring the effectiveness of the treatment and in protecting the health of your family against any harmful effects. If you want your lovely home to be free from those insects for as long as possible, make sure to also follow the instructions of your pest control specialist before and after the treatment.
If you are encountering some pest problems in your house that need efficient solutions, PestClinic can provide the help you need. We are a locally established company that is known for premium-quality pest control in Singapore. Our treatments solve various types of infestations, including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, and rodents in a safe, efficient and mess-free way. Need help in keeping irksome pests out of your home? You can count on PestClinic to keep the safety of your health as our top priority!