How do I need to prepare my home for an ant control treatment?
For our ant control treatments, there's not much to prepare. We do not require any moving of furniture for standard treatments, and residents may stay home during treatment (unless otherwise advised by the technician).
For families with unborn or newborn babies, we recommend minimising exposure to any pesticide that you may come into contact with. So, if there are any sprays applied inside the home, we recommend you vacate the home during the treatment.
For pet owners, we recommend removing the animal/s from the area being treated. Dogs and cats we recommend removing any food or water bowls before the service and then replacing the bowls after the service is completed and any products used have dried. If there is a treatment to be carried out to the exterior of the home, the ideal would be if the animal can be moved to a neighbour or friends property whilst the treatment is being carried out, if that is not possible then place the animal in the garage or laundry whilst the exterior is being treated. The animal can be returned outside once the products used have dried (3-4 hours dependent upon weather conditions).
For more information in regards to other pets (reptiles, fish, rodents etc.), please visit our FAQ page.