After investing in an Orlando pest control service, it can be discouraging to see pests shortly after or for several days following the treatment. After all, you have paid a lot to have them taken care of, but they’re still bothering you. They may even seem worse than before!
What many people don’t realize is that it’s very normal to see pests after a treatment. In fact, this is a common part of the process.
Why I’m Still Seeing Pests After My First Pest Control Service
It’s the First Treatment
When it’s your first time using pest control services, it’s common to see pests afterwards. The first treatment is often used to flush pests out of their hiding spaces, which can mean that you’ll notice them much more than before. While this is unpleasant, it isn’t a bad thing. It’s crucial to understand that removing pests will require at least a couple of treatments.
The weather does have an impact on how many pests you see. Warmer weather typically means pests will stay out of sight as they find their own homes. When it’s cold out, though, they’ll seek shelter in your home to keep warm. Another thing to take into account is humidity. Most pests don’t like humidity and will make their way to your home, where it’s dry.
Depending on the weather, you can expect to see more or fewer pests. Just like humans, pests enjoy nice, mild weather and will typically go unnoticed by you. When the weather gets bad, though, they’ll seek shelter just like you do and head indoors where it’s warm and dry.
The Life Cycle Wasn’t Interrupted
Some treatments work immediately and kill pests where they are. Unfortunately, pests that were protected by eggs at the time typically won’t be affected by these treatments. This can mean that for a day or two, you don’t notice any pests, only for them to come back in abundance a while later.
Interrupting the life cycle at the right time is a vital part of pest control. However, even with their best efforts, it’s not possible for pest control services to completely eliminate all pests at the perfect moment of their life cycle so expect that your pest removal team will need to return to take care of the pests that survived.
Leaks and Food Sources
Pests are much less likely to leave an area abundant in food and water than an area where they have to scrounge. If your home leaks or the basement is damp and moist, it can be tough to get rid of pests. Or perhaps, there is food being left out that attracts the pests too.
Homes that struggle the most with pest control often have a bigger issue. For example, if there’s a leak somewhere in your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or attic, you’ll have to solve the issue of both pests and water damage.
There are many reasons why you may see pests after your first treatment, but there’s no need to worry. Many pest control treatments require numerous applications, or they are meant to work slowly over time. Call us today if you have any questions about pest control, and we’ll be glad to help you out!
Brandon is the President of Drake Lawn and Pest Control in Orlando, FL . He has over 30 years experience in the Orlando Pest Control Industry. He attributes his achievements to living by these rules: continuous training and education, providing honest work and striving for the pursuit of perfect service.