A professional pest control service will provide you with instructions to follow once the crew is done with the fumigation. Here is a look at some of the dos and don'ts to observe after the exterminators complete their work.
Stay Away A While
If you had to look for alternative accommodation during the extermination, do not be in a rush to go back. Only go back after the lapse of the recommended time, and not a moment sooner.
How long this may be will depend on the type of pest control service. It can extend for up to 24 hours, but in most cases, you may only need to wait for a couple of hours. Ensure that you get the exact time from the exterminator.
Wait to Clean
Professional exterminators will clean what needs cleaning, and insist that you wait a specific amount of time before you can do more cleaning on your own. The experts will tell you how long to wait, and the specific areas you should stay away from when doing your routine cleaning.
Cleaning too soon may affect the effectiveness of the pest control treatment used. In most cases, you will need to wait a couple of days before you can do a deep cleaning of your home or business.
Take Care of Dead Pests Immediately
You will continue to see dead pests for up to a couple of days after the exterminator is done. Keep checking the trouble spots every so often and discard the dead pests that you find.
Doing this without delays will ensure that your spaces look and smell fresh since the sight and smell of dead roaches and other pests can be quite unpleasant. Additionally, these dead pests may only serve to attract other pests, and you'd need to call the pest control company back.
Keep Out the Pests
Fix those gaps and cracks that serve as an entry point for pests. Ensure that you never leave paper lying around and throw away any paper and paper-based items such as grocery bags that you don't need. Repair those plumbing leaks that attract pests.
Succinctly put, ensure you cover all your bases in regards to keeping pests out of your premises. The pest control company will no doubt have specific recommendations after an assessment of your situation.
These instructions are for your safety, and to help avoid a re-infestation that would force you to require pest control so soon after your initial service call.
For more information, contact a pest control service.