June 23, 2021

How many times a year should you spray for pests

A pest infestation can be irritating because pests such as mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches, and rodents thrive in different weather conditions at different times of the year. As seasons change, so do the pests. Pesticides are toxic, and we advise you to seek professional help to control and treat pests to reduce the chances of poisoning your family members, other animals, and plants. 


How Often Should We Spray for Pests?

When planning for pest control, pest control recommends that you do pest treatment once every quarter of a year. You can also undertake pest control after two to three months, depending on the severity of pest infestation. 

You can do regular and controlled pest treatment for common pests, including spiders, ants, rodents, and flies. Most household pests reappear three to four months after spraying. For this reason, pest control recommends that you adopt a quarterly pest control plan to manage bugs in your house regardless of its size, type, or location. Some pests, including bedbugs, have strong immunity against pesticides.


What Is the Quarterly Pest Control Package?

Field-trained pest professionals check and monitor varying pest activities in each quarterly period of treatment. The technicians come up with barriers friendly to the environment even when the pests are invisible. Pest control uses sprays that are harmless to household pets such as dogs and cats. The quarterly treatment plan enables your house to be free of bugs around the year. 

In the annual program, the following criteria are used to avoid the entrance of pests into homes:

  • Cost-free yearly inspection to ensure that we keep away the pests.
  • Early identification of bugs so we can help halt the effects brought about by pests.
  • Quick eradication and treatments for the typical pests.


Do You Need to Spray for Pests Control Every Year

Spraying for pests can be done each year because bugs reoccur at different seasons of the year. Because of weather changes, certain pests are likely to infest your household because of their specific breeding periods. Other pests such as rats and roaches will creep into your residential area to look for shelter and food. 

From January to March, pests look for high and low warmth and food sources to sustain themselves during the start of the year. In March, most pests become more active and breed in large numbers to make a colony. The prevalent pests from January to March include:

  • Termites 
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Spiders


How Do Warm and Cold Temperatures Affect Pests?

Warm temperatures and abundant food characterize the period between April and June for pests. During this time, pests search for food to sustain their colonies, and it’s during this time they infest homes that are not well protected.

The major bug complaints during this time relate to the following pests:

  • Fleas
  • Earwigs
  • Cockroaches 
  • Spiders
  • Ants

The quarterly period of July through to September is the hottest time of the year. The tropical climate provides the pests with the perfect environment to thrive. The common pests during this period include ants, termites, spiders, earwigs, and rodents, such as rats and mice. 

In the last quarterly period, temperatures fall. The harsh cold environment prompts the pests to seek comfortable shelter to live through the winter. During this period, ants, spiders, fleas, rodents, and earwigs can make their way into your home to increase their chances of survival.


All Year Pests

Above all these, a few pests can withstand the harshest climates. These pests live through the year comfortably, and they include cockroaches, nuisance birds, and bedbugs. 

Overall, how often should we spray for pest(s)? The frequency of pest treatment depends on several factors, including:

  • Size of the house
  • Location 
  • Type of pest
  • Weather

It’s important to have a scheduled pest control plan to manage pests. There is a need to spray for pests all year round for better management and treatment of the bugs. You can also contact professionals to get a treatment plan that best fits you.


Are You Looking for a Pest Control Service Provider?

For residential and commercial pest treatment, contact us at Zunex Pest Control. You can also reach us at (253) 414-6086. We offer treatment of prevalent pests, including spiders, roaches, termites, and ants. We also provide a fully covered warranty on mice and cats, effective mosquito management plans, and bed bug treatments.

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