Fortunately, modern solutions have increased in effectiveness when it comes to these wood borers. For those interested in a more intensive solution, there is the option of liquid treatment. With the potential to last up to five years, the use of a liquid pesticide solution will mercilessly eliminate pests. However, it requires more time for application and can have certain harmful effects on the environment.
In addition to the type of surface, the longevity of an insecticide application is also affected by temperature, light, air movement, and humidity. In general, insecticides applied in a hot environment, such as near ovens or in some kitchens, break down more quickly. Bright sunlight and high-intensity ultraviolet light also accelerate the breakdown of many insecticides. The residual life of an indoor insecticide is further affected by moisture in the form of evaporation, condensation, or high humidity.
Cleaning procedures will remove insecticides from surfaces. In a location with a lot of heat and humidity, the application of an insecticide may not last long. Chemicals last 60-90 days before becoming biodegradable. However, the barrier they leave behind lasts for months.
Homeowners typically spray their homes for pests once or twice a year, depending on their environment. We have performed thousands of pest inspections and termite and pest control services throughout Mackay. For a less invasive method of treating termites, ask your pest control technician to use bait stations instead. With regular visits, even if pests aren't visible, pest control experts have the opportunity to inspect the infrastructure of your building or facility and look for new pest-related threats.
In addition to exterminating ants inside your home, pest control technicians will also look for the anthill, the source of the problem. All Things Pest Control uses a combination of powder, gels, baits, sprays and liquid mist sprays, some of which create a long-term residual treatment, rather than a short-term, fast-acting solution. All Things Pest Control uses safe, odorless products that are applied in a very fine mist only to specific surfaces. It also means much lower pesticide exposure for you and your family, as there are no continuous, often erratic, sprays of over-the-counter aerosols that can increase the chemical resistance of pests (making them more difficult to eradicate) and be hazardous to family and pet health if used unduly.
Since there are many different sprays and treatments, you should follow the instructions given to you by your pest control company. Once ant infestation is under control, quarterly visits are recommended to refresh treatment and prevent future infestations. In most cases, it's best to contact a pest control company or professional to troubleshoot the problem. The disadvantage is that pesticide that remains exposed on a surface is susceptible to evaporation and removal by cleaning or wear.
In general, however, pest control treatments that target common household insects can last a few months.