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What is the pest control process?

This page gives you a run-down of the process, how we work, and what you need to do before we arrive.

 

  

 

Pest control starts with an inspection

When we arrive, we walk around the property to do a visual inspection. What we are looking for depends on your service.

 

What we look for might include:

  • signs of infestation, such as termite tunnels or pest droppings
  • areas of ingress, such as cracks
  • areas that pests might like, such as dark or damp areas, wood piles, rubbish, or tree stumps.

 

 

Safety surveys are part of the property check

When we arrive at your property, we will always conduct a safety survey. The kinds of things we look for include:

  • fish ponds
  • toys
  • pet birds
  • pet food
  • play gyms and equipment
  • pools.

If we are satisfied that there is no risk by spraying, we will proceed with the treatment.

 

 

Keep your pets and children safe

We ask that you remove all pets and children from the property for four hours on the day of your appointment.

 

Baits are in locked boxes

The baits we use for rodents are wax blocks, which are put inside locked inside boxes. See rodents for how they are treated.

 

Fish and birds are very sensitive!

Fish are particularly sensitive to pest control chemicals. If you have fish in tanks or ponds, you will need to cover the vessel and its inlets so that spray drift will not affect them.

Birds are also highly sensitive, which is why we recommending moving birds off the property for the duration of treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals are only dangerous for four hours

The chemicals used for pest control purposes are sprayed on wet, and they dry within four hours. Once they are dry, there is no risk to humans or their pets.

 

This means that if you have dogs, cats, birds, or other animals at your location, you will need to move them somewhere else for that period of time. 

 

Wind drift is a risk

If your appointment falls on a windy day, we will be extra careful about our property check. This is because wind drift is a real risk. Wind drift is when the chemical spray is picked up and carried by the wind. If your neighbours have fish in ponds, they may be at risk.

If we have any doubts about the safety of treating your property on a windy day, we will always reschedule. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

Once treatment is complete

When your treatment is complete, you will need to wait for four hours before reintroducing pets or children into the property. By this time, all chemical will be dry, and your property will be safe for even the smallest child.