What You Need To Do Before Your Treatment
For best results, a pest control treatment requires you to do the following prior to your treatment:
Interior spray treatment
- Clear your kitchen bench if possible, ensuring all food and cooking utensils are away
- Put away towels, toothbrushes and toilet paper from the bathroom.
- Put away pet bowls and toys
- Cover pillows in bedrooms and cots in baby rooms and any children’s toys
- Fish or reptile tanks should be covered and the air supply switched off.
Exterior spray treatment
- If you plan to clean or water blast your house, this should be done before the spray treatment.
- Cobwebs should be left intact and can then be removed 1-2 weeks after treatment with a soft bristled broom.
- Do not hang washing out on the day of treatment
- Move items away from the house for better access/a more thorough treatment to the building
- Cover fish ponds
- Windows (but preferably not the window surrounds) can be washed/cleaned after the spray treatment.
- Remove as many items off the floor as possible, including underneath beds and the bottoms of wardrobes.
- Vacuum thoroughly prior to treatment and empty the contents of the bag into a rubbish bin outside, then don’t vacuum afterwards for at least a week.
- Treat your cats/dogs with a good quality flea treatment no later than the day of treatment.
- Point out to the technician where the pet resting areas are so these may be treated.
- Access to a sub-floor may be required as this can be a breeding source.
Carpet Beetle treatment
- Vacuum thoroughly prior to treatment paying particular attention to the edges and corners at least 100mm out, and then don’t vacuum afterwards for at least a week.
- Move objects and furniture away from the interior perimeter of walls, preferably a metre out, or just as far as you can if this is not possible.