What To Expect After A Pest Control Treatment Service?

What To Expect After A Pest Control Treatment Service?

Have you been seeing a few extra cockroaches roaming around your kitchen or a lot of spider webs in your property? It could well be your property is infested with a pest problem. With modern innovations and technologies, it has been made possible to get rid of these pests effectively. Presently, there are various pest companies providing an efficient pest control service. It is normal to be curious about what happens during and after a pest control treatment service. So, here we have compiled some things you should know and expect after a pest control and treatment service in your property.

Pests Activity Can be Higher

Everyone thinks that after having over a pest company to get rid of the pests will automatically reduce the activity of the pests. However, this is not true. It is completely normal to see pests in the first few weeks after treatment service in your property. Formula Pest Control uses specialized techniques and environmental-friendly pesticides, which control the pests in the long-term rather than short-term fixes. Our pest control experts also check the cracks and crevices in the walls, behind furniture and anywhere pest activity is present.

The pests slowly decrease in the first week of the treatment, then the other pests living in your property will get affected by the residual sprays and gels. So, don’t worry if you see the high activity of pests even after we have treated your property, it doesn’t imply that the service isn’t working, in fact it’s just the reverse. This is also a part of the pest control treatment, so that pests don’t infest your property in the long run.

The Pests Won’t Die Immediately After Applying Pesticides

We, at Formula Pest Control, have come across many people who have a misunderstanding that once necessary pesticides and other treatment services have been applied, all of the pests will disappear completely. Yes, the pests will get affected as time goes by, but they won’t be get rid of instantly. The pest control experts at Formula Pest Control, after inspecting your property, perform all the necessary treatment service and apply pesticides accordingly. Even  after applying the pesticides, the pests won’t die immediately, but our treatment gives the opportunity for the pests to carry the pesticides back to the source and wipe out the whole colony for good. While most people want to get rid of these pests quickly, it is recommended to remove these pests from the source. This will result in a more effective pest treatment service and also further prevent other pests from entering your property. 

How long does it take to kill everything off?

Here, at Formula Pest Control, customer satisfaction and effective removal of the pests are our main motive. So, we listen to every customer and try to provide the best service possible. One of the major concerns that our customers have is that the treatment service might not be working. They describe that they are seeing a high number of pests inside the property, which is not uncommon as mentioned above. Moreover, if no pests are seen then that could mean the pest control service isn’t working effectively. In that case, our pest treatment experts will again treat your property again within your free service period. 

The pesticides, now, aren’t designed to kill pests instantly like they used to before. All the treatment equipment and pesticides that we make use of when treating your property act slowly which enables a long-term elimination process. Below is a list of how long it might take for different pests to completely leave your property, after we have completed the pest removal service. 

Native Cockroaches

Cockroaches should be completely eliminated from your property within 3-6 weeks after the treatment is done on the premises.


To remove spiders completely from your property takes about 3-6 weeks. For a persistent spider problem, treating at least every 6 months - 1 year is recommended. 


Ants should be removed by 3-4 weeks after treatment. During this period seeing some activity is normal. Give it some time.


The total time for rodents, rats and mice to leave your property is somewhere between 3-6 weeks. During this period seeing some activity is normal. However, if you hear some noise or see any sign of rodents after this period then more inspection and treatments might be required. 


It normally takes 3-6 weeks for fleas to completely flush out of your property. 1 or 2 follow-up treatments might be required during this period considering the nature infestation.

Bed Bugs

Bed bug is one of the most persistent pests and it is really hard to remove the bed bugs completely. Nonetheless, our bed bug treatment process is certain to eradicate these pests within 3-6 weeks. 1 or 2 follow-up treatments might be required after the inspection done by our technicians as per their recommendation.


Termites should be removed from your property after 2-6 weeks of the treatment service. Depending on the type of treatment we apply to eliminate the colony, the process might take longer/shorter for the treatment to reach the queen and eliminate the entire termite colony. We will treat your property until all the termites have been removed.


To treat a property infested with possum, the treatment process is entirely different from other pests. We lure them outside of your property by setting up traps by making use of bait like fruit, nuts or seeds. Sometimes, capturing these possums can be lethal and result in a brutal death. So, we also dispose of the carcassess immediately as they might attract other pests nearby. The time period to completely remove possum from a property isn’t always fixed because of their elusive nature, but tentatively it takes about 2-3 weeks. Make sure you don’t seal off the exit points of your property.

Cloth Moth

Cloth moths are another pests that are very persistent and are hard to completely remove from your property as the larvae and pupa of these pests can be hidden and can survive for months without food. But our treatment service will affect the entire cloth moth colony living in your property and remove them in about 3-4 weeks after the treatment service.

Carpet Beetle

Carpet beetles should be removed completely from your property after 3 weeks of the treatment process.

How Should You Clean Your Property – Before And After Treatment Service

You should properly mop the floors, clean the ceiling areas and windows even before the pest service has been started. This will allow the pesticides that we apply to bind easily on every surface. The sprays and gels applied during the treatment service will remain up to 90 days in terms of protection.

It is absolutely vital that you avoid cleaning the areas where we have performed the treatment service for several weeks. This means not to hard scrub the wall edges and the corners of your home as this could lead to removal of the pesticides. If you outsource your cleaning, then you should let them know of this recommendation. Protecting the areas with pesticides safe from other cleaning products is important to ensure that all the pests are exposed to it.

At Formula Pest Control, we offer a customized range of pest removal solutions to help you to get rid of pests. With years of experience in pest control, we are well aware of what will work best in the removal of domestic as well as commercial pest infestation. The treatment service we use is 100% environment-friendly.