Pest Control FAQ
Do I need to empty my kitchen cupboards?
No, it’s usually not necessary to empty out your cupboards fully, as we may apply a gel or dust to areas those areas where cockroaches may be found. No sprays are needed here.
Will my pets be safe?
We only apply pest and child friendly insecticides. There are no choking fumes or any thing that goes into the air. All animals will need to be taken out of the treated area so that drift isn’t a problem and to limit disturbance to the operator. Any amount of insecticide that is left after drying will not affect your pets. It would help if they were placed away in a garage or an isolated room while we do the outside treatment. By the time we finish it should be dry and safe for them to come outside.
What do I need to do to prepare for the treatment?
Just leaving the driveway clear for our van is a good idea. Access to room edges is necessary to spray along skirtings. Therefore clothing articles, magazines, toys etc. should be moved off the ground. All food items should be cleared from bench and table tops.
Will the spray you use stain my carpet?
No, what we spray does not stain most carpets. If you have a light coloured carpet and are worried about it, ask us to try a test area first before we spray. The hard, shiny wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms are the best to treat, carpetted areas may not even be required.
Will the spray affect us?
No, it will not affect you unless you are severely affected by insectides. The chemicals we apply are registered to be used in hospitals, schools and public places. (see also MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheets)
Is it safe to stay in my premises while you spray?
Yes it is safe, but if you have a severe reaction to insecticides, it may be best if you go elsewhere while it dries. We always recommend that you keep children and pets away from the sprayer or leave your home while the inside treatment is carried out.
My child is suffering from asthma. Can she stay?
No its best that she leaves and stays away for at least 4 hours until it dries.
What if I touch areas that have been sprayed?
Sprayed areas are of some concern while still wet. But once the carrier, which is water from the tap, has evaporated, the active constituent adheres to the surfaces and will not contaminate or harm you. Should you get in contact while it’s still wet though, wash with soap and plenty of water as soon as possible.
Will the gel that is applied to the inside of cupboards contaminate my food?
No it will not. The gel is only applied to areas where insects congregate or harbour, like cracks, crevices or hinges.
How long will it take to kill cockroaches, spiders or ants after the treatment?
Give it at least two weeks for your very best result, by that time most unwanted pests will have crawled over treated areas and will shortly die. Please bear in mind that no product can guarantee 100% results. ie no sightings of any pests. That’s why we call it pest control now, not pest elimination.
How often should I have a Pest Control treatment done?
That depends. Regularly at intervals of no more than six months. Shorter periods may be recommended, according to environment conditions.
Is the treatment guaranteed?
No, it’s not guaranteed, but a free service period may given.
Do I need to wash everything after the treatment?
There is no need to wash utensils or surfaces once the treatment is carried out.
I’m renovating. When is it best to do the pest control?
We would recommend that the pest treatment is completed after all waste is removed and painters have finished. After the work has been done it is best to do it a day or two before moving back in.
I’m planning to have my carpet cleaned. Will that affect the Pest Control treatment?
No, we generally don’t spray the carpet uless you have a flea or bed bug problem. If so, it’s best to do it after carpets have been cleaned and vacuumed.