If you live in an apartment, you may be wondering where pest control is sprayed. Most apartments are sprayed in one day, and you may not be home for it. The good news is that most apartments will be sprayed on the outside only. You can often request inside service with your apartment manager should you see bugs indoors.
Our pest control technicians that come to your apartment complex will always start outside the apartment. They will spray the foundation and also go around the doors. Most of the time, this is enough to discourage the bugs from coming back. They may also spray the outside porches or decks if your apartments have them.
Your apartment manager may also ask to have the technicians spray inside the apartment. If so, you may be asked to keep your doors unlocked, or the apartment manager will use a master key to let in the pest control technician. It’s up to you whether you go or stay in the apartment while it’s being sprayed. If you’re more comfortable being home, you can stay. However, you don’t need to be there.
How to prepare your apartment to be sprayed
If you won’t be home while a pest control technician comes to spray, there are a few things you should do to prepare.
1. If you have pets, make sure that they are secured in a kennel so that they won’t interfere with the technician.
2. You should also clean up your home so that it’s organized and tidy. Piles of laundry, clutter, or crowded areas will make it hard to effectively spray. Wherever you’re seeing bugs, make sure that the baseboards are cleared. They will need to be sprayed, and if there are items in the way, the pest control technician won’t be able to get behind it all.
3. Put away any items that you don’t want someone messing with. It’s important to get around the walls of the home, and in some cases, a pest control technician may need to move a few items. If there is anything fragile, put it away so it doesn’t have to be moved.
What to expect
Most often, the process is very quick. You can expect the technician to be in your apartment for about 10 minutes. They’ll go around the apartment to spray and then they’ll hit any hot spots that you may have noticed. If you have a bug infestation, like with cockroaches or ants, they may set bait and traps in addition to spraying.
Depending on how many bugs they find, they may need to come back in a few weeks to retreat. However, if you’re not dealing with any infestations, you can expect to be treated either monthly or quarterly.
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If you’re looking for pest control in an apartment or for an apartment complex in Dallas, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, Charleston, or Greenville, SC, Vinx Pest Control is ready to help. In the Dallas area, we do commercial and residential buildings everywhere from Southlake to Forney.