Health & Safety

Hearing the words ‘pesticide’ and ‘chemical’ can be scary when you have small children and pets in your home.  That’s why we’re happy to answer any questions you may have before, during, or after treatment. Listed below are some frequently asked questions our team receives from homeowners like you.

Q: Will there be any odor after pest control treatment?

For the most part, the products that we use will not have a noticeable odor. If you are sensitive to chemicals and smells, you may notice the odor for a short period of time. Ventilate the area by opening windows until the odor disappears. If your technician does use a product that produces a strong odor, they will inform you prior to performing the service.

Q: It rained right after my service was done. Is my exterior treatment still effective?

Exterior treatments are usually not affected by rain since most walls are protected by overhangs. We also use specially formulated granules on the lawn that actually need water to help activate them. The rain carries the active ingredient into the soil to prevent ants, spiders, crickets, and other pests from gaining access into your home.

Q: Are the products used during treatment safe for my pets?

Our treatment is only dangerous if you are a bug! As a precaution, it is recommended to keep your pets away from the treated area until the application is dry.

Q: Are my children and pets in danger of the rodenticides?

Our technicians use tamper resistant devices both inside and outside of your home that prevent pets and children from exposure and access to rodenticides.

Q: How long after exterior mosquito and tick treatment can I let my children and pets outside?

Fortunately, our treatment is not an all-over lawn application. We only treat the resting and breeding sites for mosquitoes and ticks, which are shrubs, bushes, and dark shady areas such as under the deck. As soon as the treatment dries, your family is free to enjoy the yard.

Q: Should my family leave the house during pest control treatment?

For general pest control treatment, you do not have to leave the house. If your home is being treated for bed bugs or fleas, you should plan to be gone for the duration of the service.

Q: Does the technician have to go inside my home?

No! The perimeter is the most important part of our service because that’s where pests are living and breeding.

Q: Can you tell me what chemicals were used in my service?

Chemical details can be found on the Detailed Service Report that your technician left behind. Our office can email you a copy if you cannot locate it. For more detailed information, the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Labels are easily accessible on our website.

Q: I am concerned that the product will damage or stain my home.

The products that Wil-Kil Pest Control uses dry very quickly and will not leave a residue or film.

Q: Will the treatment harm my plants?

Nope! If you have a garden, our technicians will avoid the area.

Q: Are the materials pest control technicians use safe for bees?

What many of our clients may not know is that some of our technicians are bee keepers! All our technicians are well-trained to avoid treating gardens, flower beds, and other areas where bees are present. We love beneficial honeybees just as much as our gardens do. Click Here to learn more.

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