What Do You Need to Do After Treatment?

Be prepared to leave your home for 4 – 8 hours depending on the service provided. If you or your family have health issues including allergies, asthma, heart trouble, emphysema or pregnancy (or if you have a child under 2 years of age), please consult your physician on the proper steps to take after the extermination. If the treatment included rooms with carpets, please do not have your carpets steam-cleaned after treatment. In certain cases, follow-ups from Coastal Pest may be required


Spider activity will diminish after the first few days. Complete results will be achieved within 3 to 4 weeks. If your carpet is treated, do not have the carpet steam cleaned for a month. Do not clean the edges of the floors for several days or weeks if possible.

Carpenter Ants

Do not re-enter your property for at least 6 hours and make sure to keep windows open for at least 20 to 30 minutes if possible.


Immediately ventilate the treated area upon re-entry by opening doors and windows. Do not wash floors near the baseboards for a minimum of 8 weeks following treatment. Silverfish may be observed for a couple weeks after treatment; this is normal and may be due to newly hatched insects that have not come into contact with the insecticide yet. These insects will eventually die. If you are still seeing activity after three weeks, contact our office – we’ll organize additional treatment if necessary.


You and your pets need to stay out of the residence for 5 to 8 hours or until the product is completely dry. Do not steam clean your carpets for 60 to 90 days to ensure the treatment can continue to protect your home. The fleas will be agitated after treatment, and they may seem worse before things begin to improve. However, flea activity will gradually reduce and ultimately cease 15 to 30 days after treatment.

Bed Bugs

All box springs and mattresses will need to be placed in bug-proof zippered bags after initial treatment.

German Roaches

Allow the baits to dry 1 to 2 hours before putting the items back in the cupboards.

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