FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
General Pest Treatments – Cockroaches, Ants & Spiders
All products used by Pestrid during residential treatments are registered for domestic use and are:
Low in Toxicity
What do I need to do prior to having my residence treated?
No special preparation is required prior to treatment.
We ask that you have your premises neat and tidy to allow our technicians access to all areas, and articles of clothing and toys are to be moved off the ground in areas to be treated.
Do I need to empty my kitchen cupboards?
No, it is not necessary to empty cupboards. We apply gels to hinges, cracks & crevices where insects reside.
Is it safe to stay in my residence whilst treatment is undertaken?
Yes, it is safe. Many of our clients however choose to vacate their premises shortly after treatment whilst the control agents bond to treated areas.
Is treatment harmful to my pets or children?
No, treatment will not harm your pets or children. However, it is important to ensure that they do not touch the treated areas until they are completely dry.
How long does it take for treatment to be fully effective?
Treatment can take up to 14 days to be fully effective, as insects need to come in contact with treated areas.
Is there a service warranty on my pest control treatment?
Yes, we provide our clients with a 3 month warranty on all general pest & tick treatments. If 14 days after treatment pests are still present on site, we will happily return to re-treat the affected areas.
Timber Pest Inspections & Termites
I think I have found termites, what should I do?
If you think you have found live termite activity on-site, it is extremely important that you:
- Do not disturb the termites – termites inherently retreat and resurface elsewhere when disturbed
- Do not treat or spray the termites with any household pesticides
- Call Pestrid on 02 9905 4676 to organise a Timber Pest Inspection
Post inspection, a comprehensive Timber Pest Detection Report will be issued. If live termite activity is confirmed on-site and termite control measures are necessary, a proposal for treatment will also be attached for your consideration.
How often should I undertake a timber pest inspection of my property?
We strongly recommend inspection of all properties be undertaken at a minimum every 12 months.
If you have any further queries, or would like to book a pest control treatment or inspection, please contact our friendly office staff on 02 9905 4676