If you are dealing with a pest infestation at home and are a first-timer in seeking pest control services, it’s understandable that you have lots of questions in mind. Don’t worry, Life After Bugs will answer those queries in this article.

Keep reading to know the answers and to learn all about how to handle those critters in your home.

  1. What is the average treatment time?

There is no definite time when it comes to pest control service. Some infestations can only take 30 minutes but some can take much longer depending on the severity of the infestation. Also, the size of the area can significantly affect the treatment time.

  1. How long does it take to work?

The typical time for treatment to start working is one to two days. There will be more insect or pest activity at this time because the treatment has interfered with their feeding and nesting cycles. They will soon disappear.

Give the treatment a week or two to finish working for maximum efficacy. If the infestation persists, you could require a second treatment.

  1. How can pests get inside my home?

Different pests have different ways of entering your home. They can use small cracks and crevices to enter your home. It’s better if you seal those. Also, plants and trees near your house can act as their bridge to enter your windows, doors, etc.

  1. How long can my treatment last?

The majority of organic insecticides last between 60 and 90 days. You could need more treatments after this, but it will depend on the changes in your home environment.

  1. What preparation should I do before the treatment?

Dishes, toys, and other loose items should be put away prior to treatment. For the convenience of pest control professionals, any clutter in the rooms should be removed. Sweeping and mopping your floors or the area around appliances can also be helpful.

  1. Do I need pest control during colder months?

Pest control is important all year round, especially in the winter season. Pests can take shelter inside your home during the cold season.

  1. How to prevent pests from entering my home?

Seal all cracks or holes. Keep firewood away from your home, at least 20 meters. Install screen vents.

Get in touch with us if you still have questions that weren’t answered.

Give Life After Bugs a call right away or make an online appointment if you have a pest problem rather than attempting to handle it on your own.

We are located in Houston, Texas, but we also serve clients near Houston.