How Long Does A Pest Control Application Last?

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How Long Does A Pest Control Application Last?

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"Keep in mind that even though residual pesticides typically last up to 90 days, for some heavy infestations you may need to have regular treatment intervals to sufficiently control your pest."

How Long Does A Pest Control Application Last?

When you are fed up with pests in your home and want relief, the professional pest control products we carry can deliver a powerful blow that will significantly wipe out any infestation you may have. But you may be wondering how long will the pesticide treatment last?

The truth is that it depends on a number of factors, such as the pest you are trying to treat, the product you are using, where they are being applied, and even the active ingredient in the pesticide being used.

When you are wondering how long does a pest control application lasts, you should consider whether or not the pesticide you are using is either a contact or residual pesticide. 

Contact vs. Residual Pesticides

Spraying residual insecticide

Most pesticides can be classified in one of two broad categories: contact pesticides or residual pesticides.

Contact pesticides are usually meant for killing crawling or flying insects that have been spotted. These pesticides are those that do not offer a significant residual and must come into contact with the pest directly to be effective. The benefit of contact pesticides, though, is that they tend to work much faster than their residual counterparts.

Residual pesticides are those the remain effective for a longer length of time after you have applied the product. When you apply a residual pesticide to a surface, it leaves behind the pesticide's active ingredient that will continue to control insects. When pests crawl through the residual pesticide, they will pick it up on their legs or after they examine the surface with their antennae or mouth parts.

How long the staying power of the residual pesticide remains effective depends on the formulation, the surface that it is being applied on and the environmental conditions.

How long will pesticides last after application?

A typical pest control application such as Supreme IT will last around 90 days. If outdoor applications see consistent or heavy rainfall, they efficacy may be affected and will last about 60 days. Pesticides used to treat flying insects like mosquitoes or flies will last around 30 days. For a general preventative pesticide application, it is best to do what the pros do and apply every 90 days for continued control.

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