Will you need more than one treatment for pests in your home?

Will you need more than one treatment for pests in your home?

Having a problem with pests in your property is not something to take lightly. If you are having this type of issue, it’s a good idea to call an expert in pest control for help. But, will one visit from an exterminator be sufficient, or will they need to call out to treat your property on several different occasions?

The experts you hire will be able to tell you exactly what to expect in your case. The truth is that each pest control situation is different, so it’s not possible to make any definite predictions without inspecting the affected property. Here are a few factors that can have an effect on the number of treatments needed.

What types of pests are involved?

There are some pests that are a lot harder to deal with than others. Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to get rid of. They have a reputation for being one of the most resilient creatures on the planet, and if you ever have a cockroach problem, you can start to see why they get this reputation. You may also have a problem getting rid of pests that are fussy eaters; it takes longer for them to be attracted to baits which are laid, and another treatment may be necessary if one particular bait is unsuccessful.

Where the pests are located in your home

Opening the cupboard in your kitchen, and discovering a group of ants making themselves at home, may not be your idea of fun. But, there is a positive aspect to the situation. Getting rid of pests from such a simple to access location, is a lot easier than trying to evict a group of rats from your attic space. Hard to reach locations can often need more than one treatment, in order to fully eradicate the problem.

Your home may also need more than one treatment if the pests have dug into the carpets or furniture. This can happen if you have an infestation of fleas, for instance.

The scale of the problem

If a few ants have invaded your home, they can often be dealt with during one treatment. On the other hand, if a whole colony of termites has taken up residence, the situation may require a persistent approach, to resolve. Pests are always more difficult to deal with once they have taken hold. This is why you should never avoid the issue; the sooner you seek help, the easier it is to deal with pests.

Which treatment is being used?

A pest can be treated by using baits, or by spraying. It’s important to remember that even if only one bait treatment is necessary, it may take weeks before the treatment is fully effective. One bout of spraying can resolve a problem on some occasions, but on others, several treatments may be necessary. This is especially the case if the exterminator uses weaker chemicals, at your request.

Although, many pests can be eradicated with a single treatment; it’s not unusual for more than one treatment to be required. Do not be alarmed if this happens in your home.

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