How often should I have a General Pest Treatment done?

Generally we recommend a General Pest Treatment be completed annually to protect you against webbing spiders, cockroaches and silverfish however it depends on where your house is located and what pests are a problem for you. Some clients like to have the service completed 6 monthly.

Will the pesticide wash away if it rains the day after you sprayed my house?

Once the pesticide has dried and bonded to the surface it has been applied to, it will not wash away (unless you use a pressure washer!) Generally it is the UV light that breaks the pesticide down over time.

What happens if it’s raining or looks like it’s going to rain?

If it’s raining or looks like it will rain at the time of your appointment, we will complete the internal treatment and arrange another suitable date to complete the external treatment for you. If it rains shortly after we have completed an external pesticide treatment and the pesticide has not had a chance to dry, we will arrange another date to respray the external areas again for you.

Should I leave the building while you are completing the service?

Not necessarily but we respect your decision to leave if you wish. The pesticides we use are safe for use around people and pets and do not stain and generally have no odour. There is only one product that we do use that has a slight smell. Once the windows are opened, this slight smell will dissipate, there is no residual smell. We only use the best quality pesticides available from the most reputable manufacturers.

Will the pesticides stain my walls or furnishing?

The pesticides we use internally are water based. Whilst we take great care in applying the pesticides to the various internal areas of your property, there may be some instances that water marks can be seen on some types of surfaces due to the various finishes available today. 

Will my pets be safe?

Yes. Depending on the type of pets you have, we will advise you if they need to be moved. Usually with dogs and cats, we just ask that you put your cat or dog inside the house or garage whilst we complete our external pesticide spraying. Once the treatment has dried, is fine for them to return to the yard.

Special Note: If you have a fish tank inside or a fish pond in your yard it is necessary that this be covered as a precaution whilst our treatment is taking place. Fish are very sensitive to pesticides. We will not spray near fish tanks or ponds.

Should I empty out my kitchen cupboards?

No, this is not necessary. Depending on what the pest situation is, we will advise at the time of service if items need to be removed from cupboards. But generally you don’t need to remove anything.

Should I move my furniture?

If you would like the skirting areas behind your furniture treated, it is a good idea to move the furniture or any general items, within reason, away from the skirting areas. Please be careful as we don’t want you hurting yourself! If we can access all your floor skirting areas, we will be able to apply a better line-of-defence against pests and the better protection you will have. There is no need to move refrigerators or dishwashers as we use different products and equipment in these areas that do not require movement of large appliances.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Whether you require any of the following types of pest control:


Wasp Pest Control | Mice Pest Control | Rat Pest Control | Ant Pest Control | Spider Pest Control

End of Lease Pest Control | Flea Pest Control | Bed Bug Pest Control | Cockroach Pest Control

Commercial Pest Control | Real Estate Pest Control | Residential Pest Control


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