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How Often Should A House Be Sprayed for Pests?

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

Pest control is not something that you want to put off. It needs to be done on a regular basis and if possible before pests become a problem.


Technician inspecting and spraying under a cabinet

In this article, we will discuss how often you should have your home sprayed for pests.


Rodents - Once a year

Rodents are a serious problem in the home. They can damage building structures and create health issues, such as asthma. Rats are attracted to food and water, so it’s important to keep your trash cans covered and clean up any spills quickly. Also, don’t leave pet food out for longer than two hours at a time because rats will eat this as well. To keep rodents away, you'll want to have your home sprayed with a rodenticide once a year.


Spiders - Twice a year

Many people don't really mind spiders, but they can be annoying and even scary to some. Spiders are beneficial insects and play an important role in the natural world by eating other insects that might be harmful to humans or their pets. Although they don't do any major damage, they may get into your home if there are cracks or openings where they can enter. We recommend having your home sprayed for spiders every twice a year to keep them at bay.


Cockroaches - Once a year

Cockroaches are a major health hazard. They can carry germs and diseases that can make people ill, especially children and the elderly. Cockroaches are even known to cause allergies and asthma attacks in some people. They love warm, moist environments with lots of food, so they are often found in kitchens and bathrooms.


Cockroaches also cause damage to property when they crawl through food and contaminate it with their saliva or feces. This is especially true for foods that are in high demand by humans for their nutritional value (e.g., chocolate).

We recommend having your home sprayed for cockroaches once a year to prevent infestations and the problems they cause.


Ants - At least twice a year

Ants, like most pests, are a common problem for homeowners. They can cause damage to your home and property, be difficult to get rid of, and are known as disease vectors (carriers). Ants also have a habit of invading kitchens in search of food; they're attracted to sweets and grease.


Ants tend to be drawn by light too so it's important that you keep windows covered with shutters or curtains while they're active during the day.


We recommend regular and thorough cleaning to reduce food sources, as well as keeping kitchen surfaces clean. We also recommend having your home sprayed for ants once or twice a year to prevent ant infestations.


Termites - At least twice a year

Termites are the most destructive pest and can cause damage to a house even if they are not seen. Termites can eat through timber, bricks, and stucco. They also cause structural damage to a house. To avoid this, it is important that you have your home termite inspected twice a year by an experienced pest controller.


It is important to complete preventative pest control often.

As you can tell, it is important to complete preventative pest control often, as it helps to keep your home clean and safe. Pest control also helps prevent the spread of disease, which can be especially beneficial if you or someone in your family have allergies or asthma, or if there are small children living in the home. Preventing pests is particularly important for health reasons, but it's not just about protecting yourself—it's also about protecting your pets and keeping your belongings safe from damage caused by pests.


A thorough pest inspection every few months will help ensure that no pesky critters enter your home!


We hope that this post has helped you to better understand when it is necessary to have your home sprayed for pests. Remember, the more often you treat your home for pests, the less likely they are to be able to get into it. If you have any questions about our services or would like more information about how we can help protect your family from dangerous pests at an affordable rate, please contact our team at Bug Pro today!

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