Friday FAQ: What if I’m Still Seeing Activity After Treatment?

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Friday FAQ: What if I’m Still Seeing Activity After Treatment?

Welcome to another edition of our Friday FAQ at Paragon Pest Control! A common question we receive after conducting pest treatments is: "Why am I still seeing pests?" Here’s a detailed look at what you can expect post-treatment and what steps to follow if you continue to see pest activity.

Understanding the Treatment Process

When you receive a pest control treatment, whether it’s for ants, roaches, or other critters, it’s important to understand that the treatment may not stop all activity immediately. Here’s why:

  • Treatment Takes Time to Work: Most pesticides and treatments take up to two weeks to fully affect the pest population. During this time, it's normal to see some continued activity as pests come into contact with the treated areas.

Immediate Aftermath of Treatment

  • Increased Visibility: Sometimes, you might notice an increase in pest activity right after treatment. This is because the pests are being driven out of their hiding spots by the treatment.

  • Dying Off: Seeing pests during this period often means the treatment is working. You might encounter pests that are slower or disoriented as the effects of the treatment take hold.

Next Steps if Activity Continues

  • Wait Two Weeks: Allow two weeks for the treatment to fully work. Keep note of where and when you see pest activity during this period.

  • Document Your Observations: This information can be helpful for our technicians if a follow-up is needed.

If Pests Persist Beyond Two Weeks

If after two weeks you are still seeing a significant number of pests or the same levels of activity as before the treatment:

  • Contact Us for a Reservice: We offer a follow-up reservice free of charge to ensure that your pest problem is completely resolved.

Our Commitment to You

At Paragon Pest Control, your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities. We are committed to providing effective solutions and peace of mind. If you’re experiencing issues after a treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to ensure your home stays pest-free.

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