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What to Do After Pest Control Services and Treatments

Pests can cause immense damage to furniture, contaminate food, and spread disease. When a pest infestation has turned your home into a living nightmare, it’s time to call in the experts to handle the situation. Professional pest control services from Mosquito Authority are your best defense to eradicate pests and prevent their breeding cycle.

Mosquito Authority’s services are a combination of treatments rooted in science and designed to give you peace of mind. Our licensed professionals will outline your needs and develop a customized program that’s designed to meet your unique requirements while providing the best course of action for your family, pets, and guests.

One reservation that customers have expressed is whether treatments are harmful to pets, children, or other insects. We take the trust our customers place in us very seriously and are environmentally responsible and judicious with our treatments.

We use unique formulas that contain a primary ingredient that can also be found in flea and tick shampoos. Our products and methods are time-tested and thoroughly researched to ensure that no ill effects result from their use. We provide comprehensive training to ensure our specialists are well-versed in our processes and have an all-encompassing understanding of where to place our products for maximum efficacy. 

At Mosquito Authority, our mission is to provide you with the comfort of knowing that your property is protected against harmful pests and any diseases they can carry.  

Timing Is a Key Component

Customers often ask us when they can return to their homes after treatments. Mosquito Authority offers a range of treatment options, so the answer can depend on which service you receive. 

With our mosquito barrier or other outdoor treatment services, we ask that you wait at least 15 to 30 minutes before using the treated outdoor space to give our product time to dry. This ensures the solution adheres to foliage and will remain in place for 21 days before we return.

While many of our customers see a reduction in other insect pests besides mosquitoes, we designed our process only to target and eliminate mosquitoes (and ticks). Our expert specialists are trained to avoid blooming plants and foliage so as not to affect bees or other beneficial pollinator populations. 

When it comes to controlling pest populations inside, most treatments will require some time to work their magic. This can range from several hours to a full day. More intensive treatments may require more time but are often the exception and not the rule.

All of our treatments come with a no-obligation estimate where we’ll go over the details and timing of our local pest control services so you are well aware of the scope of work, price, and approach applied. Mosquito Authority specialists are happy to answer any questions, whether it’s regarding our products, how long you have to stay out of your home, or if you have to leave at all.

Post-Pest Control Treatment Care

Using professional pest control from Mosquito Authority is a huge relief for customers. Not having to deal with pests can be a weight off your shoulders, but it may leave you wondering – When can I clean again?

You certainly don’t want to undo all the work our specialists have done, but at the same time, you want to keep pests away for good. After waiting the determined time (if required), here are some things you can do after receiving treatments: 

  • Optimize airflow. Keeping air flowing throughout your home can help with lingering smells and lower the chance of an allergic reaction.
  • Give the products time to work. Once treatments dry, you should avoid cleaning treated areas to minimize washing away products.
  • Seal entryways. Our technicians can show you where pests are getting into your home, and if you’d like to reduce repeat treatments, you can seal entryways with steel wool, caulk, spray foam, lath screen, lath metal, cement, hardware cloth, or metal sheeting.
  • Check the perimeter of your home. Pests can linger outside your home, waiting for the perfect opportunity to get inside. Keep an eye on areas that are known as pest habitats, like woodpiles, garbage cans, compost piles, and other areas. 
  • Discard exposed food. It’s a good idea to put away food and perishable items before treatments, but if food may have been exposed, it’s best to discard it. 
  • Remove potential attractions. Many factors can attract pests, but a good rule of thumb is to remove objects that can serve as habitats. This can include removing standing water, uncovered or open food, and paper piles.
  • Clean. If you’re itching to get your house feeling like home again, a good cleaning can be just what you need. It’s a good idea to check with our specialists about how soon you can clean after treatments and what type of cleaning is best. 

Keeping Pests Away

If all this information has left you wondering, “Is pest control worth it?,” here’s what you need to know: Professional services are worth it as they’re the best way to reduce pest populations, remove habitats, and remedy the symptoms of infestation. 

Once the pests are gone from your home, there are several steps you can take to keep your home pest-free, including: 

  • Cleaning regularly. Pests are attracted to garbage, dirty dishes, and overwatered plants, so staying on top of all the necessary tasks around your home is important.
  • Keeping up with yard maintenance. Overgrown grass and trees make for perfect homes for pests of all kinds, and if they’re close to your house, they can make it easier for bugs to find their way inside your home. 
  • Anticipating more pests. Taking measures to prevent future infestations, like setting traps and sealing gaps, can discourage pests from entering your home.
  • Scheduling routine inspections. You’ll want to ensure your home is in good working order on all fronts, inside and out. Leaky pipes, loose roof shingles, and damaged foundations can entice a variety of pests to settle into your home. 

When you’re ready to tackle your pest problem once and for all, Mosquito Authority is your best defense! Our technicians are efficient and get the job done quickly without any hassle to you. Simply reach out today to start the process, and you’ll enjoy a pest-free home before you know it!

Contact us today for more information about professional treatments from Mosquito Authority and the other services we provide to eradicate pests.

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