Summer is here and that means many days of heavy rain and thunderstorms ahead. During this season, we typically get the following questions:
Does the rain wash away the pest treatment?
If the exterior of your property was treated and then it rains later that same day, chances are it will not affect the pest treatment for these two main reasons:
- Most homes have a form of guttering that overhangs the edges of the structure and will not affect the base of the property.
- When our team treats the exterior, we do not spray on existing wet surfaces as the pesticides need to “bind” with the area of which its being applied.
Can you spray pesticides in the rain?
If it has been raining heavily for hours on end before performing the treatment, then it would not be the optimal time to be treating. In order to be affective, the pesticides need to bind with the surface it is being applied to.
Should my appointment be rescheduled due to the rain?
There are exceptions to the rule but for most cases, you do not need to reschedule the appointment. Treatments to the inside of the property can take place and depending on the situation, the outside treated as well.
Many of the insecticides that our team uses are insoluble and will not wash away by rainfall, however if it has been raining heavily for consecutive days, and the weather is worse, then it might be a time to reschedule.
Additionally, when the ground is soft from all the rain, most pests, especially ants will actually come out from the ground because they need to escape the moisture. This can result in pest treatments being more effective because we can not only hit the pests directly but also because the pesticide granules dissolve and are absorbed into the ground, killing off more pests beneath the surface. In fact, some treatments require the product to be wet in order for the toxins to be released.
If you notice signs of pests contact Florida Pest Control Center (FPCC) for a free estimate and pest evaluation.
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