Knowing When And How to Spray for Bugs

Knowing When And How to Spray for Bugs

Whether you’re on the lookout for ants, spiders, or flies or a devastating combination of all of them and more, there are some specific considerations you should take into account before deciding when you will spray for bugs. For example, should you spray in early spring, when temperatures are cooler, or closer to summer when it warms up?

There are general assumptions you can make about the best time to spray for bugs, both inside and outside your home. For instance, pests increase activity during the warmer months, either for breeding purposes or to wake up from dormancy. Therefore, spring is a common time of year for people to either spray for bugs themselves or hire professionals to do it for them.

More questions linger – how often should you spray for bugs? What can I do to keep them away all year? Here are some more guidelines for when you consider spraying for pests on your property.

When is the best time to spray?

The ideal time to have your home sprayed is early spring. One can spray during this to destroy colonies and nests while populations are low. By taking advantage of this natural decrease in numbers, the treatment requires less work, making it effective for longer. In this case, one treatment is normally enough. If you wait for infestation, however, treatments are less likely to solve your pest problem.

With that being said, it’s never too late to spray for household pests, even if the treatment doesn’t work to its optimum level. If it’s past spring and you notice an abundance of pests, you will still see results upon treatment. This is due to the advanced components, techniques, and equipment used by pest control specialists like Exclusive Pest Control.

How much is too much?

Ideally, your home should only need to be treated once a year, in the early spring. This will keep populations low and provide year-round enjoyment of indoor and outdoor spaces. A second treatment may be needed, but in the case of continued infestation, your pest management professionals may recommend a stronger treatment or fumigation requiring you to vacate for a day or two. You don’t want things to get to that point before you have a plan for managing your household pests.

What’s the next step?

 Some home maintenance plans will cover pest control treatments, so consider looking into that first. Once that option is either discovered or ruled out, you can time your services from the professionals based on your budget.

Even if you’ve never seen an infestation of pests inside or outside your home, it’s never too early to seek a free consultation for pest control services, in case you ever need someone fast. This can give you peace of mind in many ways. You may find out that your pests don’t really pose a problem, or you may learn about pests you didn’t even know were lurking about.

Are you ready to know what your bug situation is really all about before next spring? Contact Exclusive Pest Control for consultations, appointments, and pricing.

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