Pest Control Treatment After-Care
Ants inside your home
What happens now?
It is important that you do not spray anything or disturb the ant trails as ants carry the insecticide back to their nest.
If you are seeing scattered or dying ants, this is your indication that the treatment is working.
It is common to see an increase in ant activity up to 3 weeks after a treatment. If after this period the situation has not improved, please call us on 1800 133 444.
Make your house less attractive to ants
■ Wipe counter-tops, under appliances and any open jars of honey, syrups or sugars. Rinse out jars and containers before placing them in the bin.
■ Externally, keep trees and shrubs trimmed back and gutters and storm drains free of debris. Ensure all doors and windows are sealed.
■ Ants will gradually reinfest over time so you should watch for any new activity in and around your home and contact us for a treatment.
Eliminate access to food
Your treatment will work most effectively if food sources are removed. Clean up after meals, don’t leave food out overnight, empty bins regularly and ensure you store all food in airtight containers.
Eliminate access to water
Dying cockroaches need water, so ensure that your sinks, bathtub and shower are kept as dry as possible, and put the plug in. This will speed up the treatment process.
Ground spiders tend to be difficult to treat, as they hide in burrows. Normally more than 1 treatment is required. After your treatment, spiders will be flushed out. Webbing spiders should be reduced by 80-100% depending on initial severity. If you live in an area with lot of trees and shrubs, you will never stop spiders 100%.
Here's what you can do:
■ Webs should be left for at least a day after treatment and then removed.
■ Mow lawns and clean your gutters. Trim bushes and trees, cut back overgrown bushes and remove leaf matter.
■ Seal cracks, crevices or gaps in sliding doors, window screens and around pipes.