Whether you like it or not, pests can enter your house through grooves, holes and cracks in walls, baseboards, door entrances and window openings. Pest control treatment is a good way to get rid of unwanted critters and creepy crawlies wandering around your home. But once you get the treatment, you need to ensure that it is as effective as possible. Here are some ways to maximise the effectiveness of your pest control treatment.
Avoid Mopping And Cleaning Immediately After Treatment
As tempting as it is to clean your home after pest control treatment, you don't want to reduce the effectiveness of the chemicals and spray used. Try not to clean and mop in the first few days because this is when the spray is most effective around the home. Not only will the spray prevent unwanted creatures from getting into your home, but it will kill the ones that are already inside. Cleaning up immediately will reduce the spray's insect-fighting effectiveness and will fail to get rid of these creatures. You can still vacuum and sweep the house to keep your home clean, but avoid mopping and using any cleaning chemicals for a little while.
Throw Out Any Food Kept Out While Pest Control Treatment Took Place
If you had any food that was kept out while the pest control treatment was going on, it's probably best to throw it out. Neither you nor your family should eat any potentially contaminated food, so you're better off getting rid of it completely. Food kept out may also attract insects, which you will want to avoid at all costs. Even if the pest control team used organic chemicals to get rid of pests in your home, food exposed to any type of treatment may be unhealthy to consume.
Make Sure Any Leaks And Openings Are Repaired Quickly After Treatment
Once you've gotten pest control treatment, you don't want to risk another re-infestation in your home. Since pests can enter through leaks and openings, you'll want to get them repaired as quickly as possible. For example, leaking pipes of taps serve as an entry source for pests, just like cracks in walls and plaster boards, so you will want to get them fixed as quickly as possible to prevent pests from getting back in and making the treatment redundant.
Pest control treatment is essential when you're dealing with an insect infestation in your home. Follow these after-care steps to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment.