Do I Need to Clean Everything After Pest Control?

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You’ve had a pest control service, and now you’re wondering if you should clean your home or if cleaning will hinder the effectiveness of your treatment. Yes, you can clean your home after the treatment has dried, and we encourage it.

Do I Need to Clean Everything After Pest Control?

At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, our technicians receive extensive training on safety protocols and the proper mix ratios. We treat your home with your pets, children, and you in mind to ensure no incidental pesticide contact.

Cleaning Your Home Post-Treatment

Cleaning your home after the pest control services has a double purpose. First, it will prevent the possibility of contact with the chemicals. Cleaning also keeps pests from returning, and you will take away their food source, home, and water access. However, please follow the technician’s instructions on how long you must wait to clean.

You can use these tools to clean post-pest control treatment:

  • Cleaning cloths
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Vacuum
  • Garbage bags
  • Rubber gloves
  • Steam cleaner
  • Sponges

When cleaning after treatment, clean your home from ceiling to floor. When the walls and windows are clean, wipe baseboards, sweep the floor, and mop thoroughly. Vacuum or steam clean carpets.

Throw away any uncovered foods that were out during the pest control services. Wash dishes and utensils left out during treatment. If your home had a flea infestation, vacuum daily to remove flea eggs.

Pesticides will make the pests want water. You’ll need to eliminate any standing water outside your home and dry your sinks, bathtub, and spills. Fix any leaks. When the water source is gone, the pests will go elsewhere for water. Contact us today to get your home pest-free.