Pests are present all year round and as the season change, so as the active pests we encounter. It is summertime here. Yes, it’s definitely hot! And with occasional rainfall, it is definitely the ideal breeding season for pests.
Most pests like cockroaches, ants, mosquitoes, spiders, rodents and termites like the moist and damp environment. So, they enjoy the sudden rain during warm weather. With this kind of season and the number of active pests, this is time to contact your pest control experts.
When clients call us, most of them asked when are common pests like rats and termites most active. When we are called for a general pest control treatment, they asked about what to do before and after the treatment.
Just continue reading this article to get the answers to these questions. Additionally, we’ll let you understand the breeding season of common pests and the importance of getting general pest control treatment.
Ideal breeding season for pests
The summer heat is not the only one that we are fighting right this time. Bugs, spiders, mosquitoes, cockroaches, you name it, almost all common pests are loving this season. Add a little rain and humidity and you just have the perfect equation for their breeding ground.
“The warmer it is, the more active insects are and the faster they breed. Heat and humidity will certainly affect their populations.”
There will surely be an increase in the numbers of pests as they take advantage of this strange weather condition. As experts say, “Insects cannot control their own body temperature, that is done by the environment’s temperature.
There is a pest present in every season.
Some pests enjoy the the heat of summer. There are those that prefer the spring weather. And some might invade your house to escape the cold winter. But the most problematic are those common pests that are active for most of the year. Here are some of the common pests that are active on each season.
This is the start of a warmer temperature. Many pests will come out of their nests and look for sources of food. Spring is also the mating season for pests.
- Bed bugs
Pests are starting to mature in this season. So, the number of pests visible will also increase. They just surely love the warm weather, so watch out for their presence at your homes.
- Bed bugs
As the cold weather starts, pests look for shelter inside. Pests like cockroaches cannot stand cold weather so they will find warm places inside your house.
While many pests will take this time to hibernate, there are still those who are actively searching for warm places against the cold winter. And their best hideout would usually be your home.
- Bed Bugs
Importance of General Pest Control
Understanding the breeding season of pests can help us take actions and prevent them from invading our property. This will bring better prevention method and effective ways to control infestations. Keep your property safe by getting a general pest control service.
GENERAL PEST CONTROL initially should be undertaken if your property has never been treated for creepy crawlies before. It’s every six months for the first year then back to annual inspections.
This is the best time for you to contact the best pest control service provider in your area. The earlier we take action against these pests, the easier we can stop their invasion.
Our team will not only treat your property, we are there to educate you to get the most out of your treatments.
What to do before and after a general pest control treatment?
It is advisable to clean the house before the general pest control treatment.
- Remove any large furniture away from the walls to give easy access to the pest technicians.
- Make sure your clothes are properly stored in the cabinets.
- Remove bedsheets and cover pillows, cushions and beds with plastic wrappings.
- Cover the sofas, tables and chair with plastic to keep them safe from any chemicals during the treatment.
- Clean your kitchen and dining areas.
- Keep food in sealed containers or if possible in the refrigerator.
The treatments we use are non-toxic and safe to pests and human. But then again, they are still chemicals. Clear your countertop and move appliances away from the kitchen. Kitchen cabinets will also be sprayed so you need to also clear it as much as possible.
What you do after the pest control treatment will have an impact on the effectivity of the method.
After the treatment is applied in your area, do not clean immediately. Our technicians are professional and they will not leave any mess in your place.
You should first let the chemical treatment set in for few hours. Any cleaning like mopping or sweeping the area might reduce its effectivity. Pest control treatments are carefully chosen and administered depending on what you and our clients need. You might also be asked not to do deep cleaning on some areas for about a week.
You need to wait for approximately four weeks for the treatment to be fully effective. During this time, fight the urge to clean or take down any cobwebs. Keep them for about 3 to 4 weeks because there are residues of the chemicals in those webs that will continually kill any new spiders. And eventually, the cobwebs will just fall down naturally.
What to expect after the general pest control treatment?
In the days following the application of the treatment, you will see more presence of pests. But do not panic. That is part of the process. There is a two-week flushing period in which our treatment is driving out the pests out of their hiding places. You will also continue to see dead pests from time to time then it will gradually lessen. It only shows that the treatment is silently and progressively terminating the pests in your property.
Our pest control technicians will provide you with high-risk locations in your area that you can check regularly. Keep those areas clean from any dead pests since they can attract other pests and might start again another infestation.
Give it 4 weeks to 2 months for the pest control treatment to do its job. The number of pests will definitely be reduced after the application of the chemicals. But it might need another visit to completely get rid of these pests especially cockroaches, ants and bed bugs since they are difficult infestations.
A1 Pest Control Canberra has been treating and protecting homes against pest infestations for more than 30 years now. Our professional and expert team is trained to give the best solutions to all your pest problems. Call us TODAY at 0407 065 413.