When you invite a pest control service into your home, it’s a gesture of trust. You’re looking to our team to make your home a safer, cleaner and healthier place to be. But welcoming services like this into your home also raises questions and uncertainties about how pest control will affect your home.
At All Pest Control, we want you to be 100% satisfied with the service you receive and to have peace of mind around all the procedures we use. Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions clients often ask about how our services will impact their homes and their lifestyles.
How Long Do You Have to Stay Out of the House After Pest Control?
Usually, you will not need to leave your home at all. All Pest Control believes in using greener, environmentally sensitive treatments. We use light, fast-drying sprays that are typically safe for your family and pets when dry.
You may want to be in another room to avoid touching a wet treated area for the short time it takes to dry. After that, your home is safe to navigate.
Flea treatment can be an exception and you may want to be out of your house for a couple of hours after treatment.
If a fogger is used, you may need to be out for four to eight hours. This is different than fumigation, which we do not provide and is rarely used in a residential setting.
Finally, if there are newborn infants, very elderly, or very sick individuals in your home, for some treatments being out of the house for a few hours is a wise precaution just to play it safe.
How Do I Clean My House After Pest Control?
You don’t! We want your treatment to do its job undisturbed. Perimeter sprays need time to be effective. When cleaning day does arrive again, you can clean as you normally would; there are no special instructions to follow.
If we used a fogger, once the treated area is dry, we recommend wiping off door handles and countertops to avoid transferring the treatment from hand to mouth. If you have young children or pets, it may be a good idea to wipe the floors as well. We don’t want them picking up anything and putting it in their mouths.
Can I Vacuum After Pest Control?
You may vacuum after most pest control treatments. There is one exception, however: flea treatment. If your services are to eliminate fleas, it’s best to wait a minimum of 48 hours to allow the treatment to work.
In all other cases, you can follow your normal vacuuming routine. We recommend avoiding close contact with your home’s baseboards, however, as that is where most treatments are placed.
Friendly, Non-Invasive Pest Control for Your Family
We believe in respecting our clients and their homes. The only disruption we deliver is for the pests who have invaded your space.
Let us be your trusted neighborhood pest control ally. Turn to our team for eco-friendly pest control treatments and tailored customer service that get the job done with minimal impact on you. Call 503-968-5950 or contact us today for a free estimate on a safe, pest-free home.