What To Expect After Your Pest Control Service

We hope you where happy with our recent pest control service here is some important information of what to except after your pest control service maximise the effectiveness of the treatment

How long will it take to control my pests?

It is a common misconception that professional pest control treatments provide an instant solution to all pest problems. In reality, a professional treatment may take up to 6 weeks to completely eliminate the pests. A pest control treatment may take up to 6 weeks to take full effect for several reasons:

  1. Life Cycle of Pests: Pests like insects or rodents have varying life cycles, including egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages. Treating at the right time in these cycles is crucial for eliminating the entire population.
  2. Reproduction Rates: Some pests reproduce quickly, so it takes time to break the breeding cycle and prevent new generations from emerging.
  3. Treatment Persistence: Some treatments continue to work over time, gradually reducing the pest population rather than instantly eliminating it.
  4. Nesting or Hiding Places: Pests might have nesting sites or hiding places that are not immediately accessible or visible, requiring time for the treatment to reach them such as wall voids and cavities.
  5. Resistance: Pests may develop resistance to certain chemicals over time, necessitating the use of multiple methods or products to effectively control them.
  6. Environmental Factors: Weather conditions, temperature, and humidity can affect the efficacy of pest control treatments, requiring adjustments and time for optimal results.

Overall, the complexity of pest behaviour , biology, and environmental factors contribute to the timeline required for a pest control treatment to effectively eliminate the infestation.

Key Takeaway Points

  • Pests will continue to be flushed out for up to 6 weeks from the date of your treatment with the most activity in the first 48hrs.
  • Pest infestation may seem worse straight after the treatment, however this will improve with time.
  • Unfortunately Pests don’t die straight away they must first  track across the treated areas picking up tiny traces of the product which can take up to 24hr to take effect so they can look quite lively while this process is taking place.
  • Sometimes pest may be in concealed areas of the property such as wall cavity etc and may take some time for them to come in contact with the product Therefore the sighting of the occasional pests does not mean the treatment was not successful.

  • A pest control service is like having your lawns mowed, it  does not last forever. initially the treatment will be most effective however over time will become less effective, the same way your lawn grows  back after it has been mowed! Regular maintenance is the key to reducing pest populations in your home as well as combining intergated pest management.

Pest Control Treatment and Initial Increase in Pest Activity

Following a pest control treatment, it is common to experience a surge in pest activity, such as ants and cockroaches, during the first couple of weeks.

Hold off on reaching out for assistance immediately—it’s a typical occurrence.

This increase is attributed to the expulsion of pests residing in walls and cavities, triggered by our treatments.

Typically, the visible pest population will diminish within the initial two weeks. Subsequently, the remaining pests will be impacted by the residual treatment in the subsequent weeks.

Although progress may seem slow, rest assured that this process is essential for achieving long-term eradication of pests!

Safety for Family and Pets After Application

Rest assured, it is safe for your family and pets to be in the treated area once the service has been completed . Our products adhere securely to applied surfaces, minimizing the risk of being dislodged. They are non-volatile, meaning no airborne residues are generated once the spray droplets have settled. Extensive studies have confirmed this safety aspect.

If it rains on the day of treatment, will it wash all the product away?

No. We use the most advanced external control agents . They are designed to bind to the surface and are insoluble and will not be leached away by rainfall or watering of gardens.

Tips for Maximizing Your Treatment Results:

  • Floor Cleaning Tip: Refrain from cleaning floors within 30cm of skirting boards for one week post-service. Light sweeping or vacuuming is acceptable, but avoid mopping with hot water or cleaning products during this period.
  • External Wall Care: Avoid pressure cleaning external walls to prevent the removal of the treatment applied.
  • Cobweb Management: Wait seven days after the treatment before brushing down cobwebs. This delay exposes spiders to the product, enhancing control effectiveness.

Couple Things to keep in mind! 

Weather: Changes in the weather such as very hot days or a lot or rain, can also drive pests inside don’t worry, it won’t last normally after 1-2 days the pests will perish.

Cockroach Treatments:

Although the initial treatment will have a big impact on adult cockroaches their may be un hatched cockroach egg cases in concealed areas that will not be affected by the treatment until after they hatch so it is common to see a number of baby or juvenile cockroaches appear a couple of days or weeks after the treatment don’t worry these will soon come in contact with our treatment and soon disappear.

Spider Treatments:

Webbing spiders and ground spiders pose challenges for outdoor pest control treatments due to their diverse habitats and behaviours . Webbing spiders frequently construct their webs in elevated locations such as trees and shrubs, where the presence of falling leaves can diminish the efficacy of product residues.

Moreover, spiders can easily return to these areas through a method called “ballooning,” where spiders use their silk to fly and are carried by the wind So spiders can easily return even after the initial spider infestation has been successfully eradicated.

Ground spiders, on the other hand, have a protective outer layer that can diminish the impact of pesticides, enhancing their resilience. These spiders typically reside in the soil and leaf litter, adding to the complexity of treatment effectiveness. Given these difficulties, regular treatments every 3-6 months may be necessary to effectively manage and prevent infestations of these spider species, along with implementing additional preventative measures.

Below is an approximate timeline indicating when you might expect the pest issue to be addressed:

  • Spiders: 2- 6 weeks
  • Mice and rats: 2-6 weeks
  • Silverfish: 2-6 weeks
  • Cockroaches: 4-6 weeks
  • Fleas: 2-6 weeks
  • Ants: 3-6 weeks
  • Carpet Beetles: 2-6 weeks

Our Service Guarantee

Our pest warranty is designed to give you peace of mind by ensuring that your home remains protected from pests even after our initial service. With our warranty in place, you can rest assured that if pest problems persist within the specified timeframe, we will address them promptly at no additional cost to you. This guarantee allows you to enjoy a pest-free environment and the comfort of knowing that we stand behind our services to keep your home pest-free.

6-Month General Pest Control Warranty

Our 6-month general pest control warranty guarantees coverage for large cockroaches, spiders, and ants only within the internal areas of your property. It is important to note that this warranty is only applicable if the service has been paid in full and a full comprehensive pest treatment was carried out the warranty does not include partial treatments.

Service Coverage Details:

Please be aware that our 6-month pest control service solely targets large cockroaches, spiders, and ants. It is not designed to address other pest issues. Additionally, our warranty treatment is not a full re-treatment of the entire property but rather a targeted re-treatment of selected areas at the discretion of our technicians.

Warranty Exemptions:

The warranty does not cover new infestations that may occur due to changes in conditions, such as structural changes, new infestations from outside sources or if the property owner/tenant has interfered with the treated area, potentially nullifying the applied treatment.

Service and Warranty Details:

  • Cockroaches, ants, spiders, silverfish: 6-month warranty (Interior Only)
  • Rodent Program: Up to 3-month warranty
  • Wasps/bees: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

How to Make a Claim:

Claiming is straightforward. No complicated forms or hurdles to navigate. If you encounter an issue, just contact us via phone or email, and we will verify your coverage in our records. We will then schedule a convenient time to address the problem.

For instance, if a general pest treatment was conducted in February and large cockroaches resurface in the kitchen in July, we will return at no extra charge to retreat the affected area.


While we strive to accommodate your needs, immediate availability cannot always be guaranteed due to our ‘pre-booking’ system where most clients schedule services a month in advance. Rest assured, we make every effort to service your home as promptly as possible to ensure your satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reasons why a warranty may not be provided for exterior areas in our pest service:

  1. Outdoor Variables: External factors like weather conditions and natural pest habitats can impact the effectiveness of treatments in outdoor areas.
  2. Limitations in Control: It’s challenging to fully control pests in outdoor areas due to the open environment and potential reinfestation from neighboring properties.
  3. Maintenance Responsibility: Property owners may have a role in maintaining pest-free conditions outdoors, making it difficult to offer a warranty for these areas.

How can I reduce spiders around my home in between pest treatments.

To reduce spider infestation around your home, you can take the following preventive measures:

  1. Seal Entry Points: Inspect and seal any cracks, gaps, or openings around windows, doors, and the foundation to prevent spiders from entering your home.
  2. Remove Clutter: Declutter and organize your home, as spiders tend to hide in piles of clutter. Keep storage areas neat and tidy.
  3. Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean and dust your home, particularly in corners, ceilings, and behind furniture where spiders tend to build webs.
  4. Reduce Outdoor Lighting: Spiders are attracted to light, so consider reducing outdoor lighting, or use yellow sodium vapor lights that are less attractive to insects.
  5. Trim Vegetation: Keep plants and shrubs trimmed away from your home’s perimeter to reduce hiding spots for spiders.
  6. Identify and Remove Food Sources: Spiders feed on other insects, so eliminate their prey by controlling other pests around your home.
  7. Use Natural Deterrents: Consider using natural remedies like essential oils (e.g., peppermint, citrus) or vinegar sprays as deterrents for spiders.

Will reapplying the product before the recommended waiting period help.

Applying pesticides again within 1-3 weeks after the initial treatment will not enhance the effectiveness of the pest control procedure. Excessive treatment can actually hinder the residual treatment’s efficacy by eliminating pests immediately instead of allowing them to carry the treatment back to their nests. As a result, pests remaining in the nests may need to emerge and come into contact with the residual treatments, prolonging the overall eradication process.

How can I reduce ants around my home in between pest treatments

To reduce ant infestation around your home, you can take the following preventive measures:

  1. Cleanliness: Keep your home clean and free of crumbs, spills, and food residues that attract ants.
  2. Seal Entry Points: Seal off cracks, gaps, and openings in doors, windows, and walls to prevent ants from entering your home.
  3. Remove Standing Water: Eliminate sources of standing water both indoors and outdoors as ants are attracted to moisture.
  4. Food Storage: Store food in airtight containers and properly dispose of garbage to avoid attracting ants.
  5. Natural Repellents: Consider using natural remedies like vinegar, cinnamon, peppermint oil, or citrus peel around entry points to deter ants.

Pest Control Service Terms and Conditions

  1. Scope of Service: The pest control service provided includes the treatment and control of nominated pests, which specifically includes cockroaches, ants, spiders, and silverfish. The service does not cover additional pests unless explicitly mentioned and agreed upon in writing prior to the service.
  2. Payment Terms: The total payment for the pest control service is due upon completion of the treatment. Payment can be made by cash, check, or electronic transfer.
  3. Warranty: We offer a 6 month warranty to internal areas only against the reappearance of cockroaches, spiders, and ants. If live insects are observed within this warranty period, please contact us immediately, and we will arrange a follow-up visit free of charge to address the issue.
  4. Exclusions: Our service does not cover the treatment of other pests such as bees, wasps, termites, rodents, or any other pests not specified in the scope of service. If you require treatment for additional pests, please contact us separately to discuss the appropriate service and pricing.
  5. Liability: Our company will undertake every effort to eradicate the pests effectively and efficiently. However, we cannot guarantee complete elimination of all pests, as some factors may be beyond our control. We are not liable for any damages, losses, or expenses resulting from the presence or removal of pests, except in the case of our negligence.
  6. Access: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that our technicians have safe and unobstructed access to the premises at the scheduled time of the service. Failure to provide access may result in a rescheduling fee.
  7. Cancellation and Rescheduling: If you need to cancel or reschedule the pest control service appointment, we require at least 24 hours’ notice. Failure to provide sufficient notice may result in a cancellation or rescheduling fee.
  8. Safety Measures: Our pest control technicians are trained and equipped to handle pesticides safely. However, it is essential for clients to follow any safety instructions given before, during, and after the treatment. This includes keeping children, pets, and vulnerable individuals away from treated areas for the specified duration.
  9. Confidentiality: We understand the importance of client privacy and will treat all client information and records with strict confidentiality. We will not disclose any personal or business information to third parties without explicit consent, except as required by law.