Finding bugs after professional spray — when should I be concerned?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Only you would know if it’s normal to have spiders, ants and centipedes in your area.

He did say to wait two weeks for the silverfish problem to be resolved.

Post # 3
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

Its normal to still have live bugs after a spray because spraying obviously doesnt come in contact with every bug you might have. 

In a couple of weeks have them come back and spray again. Most exterminations will take at LEAST 2-3 treatments before the problem is gone fully

Post # 4
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

regit45:  Have you been seeing less bugs? If so, its working but they will need to spray again maybe once-twice to really treat the issues. Seeing less bugs is a good sign though.

Post # 5
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

regit45:  I am having the same issue with bugs.

We have had a company spray twice.

I have never lived out in the country before, so I am wondering if this is the new normal.

We lived in the city for a few years and literally had maybe 10 spiders and a two week period of a fruit fly fiasco ( I will never buy bananas in the summer again).’

Now, I kill something every day. It isn’t like we have an infestation and bugs are everywhere…but there is something in the house on a daily basis. 

What type of area do you live in? 



Post # 6
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

regit45:  You need to take into consideration what the “norm” is.  When I moved into this house- it had been empty for about 4 years.  There was work done on it, but there were centipedes in the basement.  Every night- it never failed.  I’d turn the lights off, and they’d come up from the basement and into the wall in the kitchen that’s closest to the basement.  Slowly, after I tackled them as I came across them- they dissipated in terms of quantity greatly.  

Im assuming this is because fall weather is finally arriving- we had way mor spiders than normal in the past week or so.  But it’s always like this when the weather changes.

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