What To Expect After The Pest Control

What To Expect After Pest Control Treatments?

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

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.

If you had a RESIDENTIAL PEST TREATMENT click here 

If you had a COMMERCIAL PEST TREATMENT click here 

For TERMITE INSPECTION click here

For TERMITE TREATMENT click here

Residential

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Pest Treatment   

Wait Time

Expectations

Large cockroaches, webbing spiders, red back spiders, carpet beetles, silverfish, creamy coloured crickets, any existing wasp nests

6 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 Cockroaches

6 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


Spiders

6 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%.


Ants

6 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/Mice

4 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.


Fleas

3-4 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


Bedbugs

6 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 Treatment

Expectations

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.


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

Termite Treatment

On active termites

If 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.

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