How Long is Pest Control Effective For?

Effective Pest Control

It is no surprise that a successful pest control treatment eliminates pesky irritants, leaving your home pest and stress-free. The question is, how long do these treatments last? While it would be helpful, there is no “one size fits all” solution to this question. Pest control effectiveness is dependent on many factors including the pests you are getting rid of, the climate you live in, and the type of pest control treatment used. 

Particular Pest Treatment Longevity 

If these pests aren’t high maintenance enough, each of these troublesome creatures have different pest control treatments with varying lengths of effectiveness.


When it comes to termites, though the process can be lengthy and rigorous, a termite treatment performed with Termidor lasts up to 10 years. On the other hand, bait station treatment, though less of a hassle, is only effective for about a year without being replenished.

Bed Bugs

Bed bug treatment lasts forever, yet this does not mean you will never see them nestled in your bed again. The treatment itself is very effective in killing off all bed bugs, but it does not stop them from coming in through other people and animals. To combat this, it is recommended to have routine bed bug treatment yearly if this is a problem in your home.

Flying Insects

Flying insects, including moths, flies, and other winged foes are persistent pests and so is the treatment to rid your house of them. Typically, pesticides tailored to these insects are effective for around 30 days so it is important to schedule routine pest control treatments till they are no longer in sight. 

Ant Treatment 

If you have an ant problem, this particular treatment is quite hefty. The ant treatment itself consists of monthly inspections for a period of 3 to 6 months, followed by quarterly inspections after that. Though the process is lengthy, so are the results as it is very successful in getting rid of these tiny, but mighty pests.

Climate Could Affect Your Pest Solutions

While professional pest control is successful, its effects can be tampered with depending on the climate. Consistent rain can shorten pest control effectiveness substantially. Specifically for treatments that have a longevity of 90 days, the coverage it supplies can be shortened to a mere 60 days. Aside from rain, certain pesticides only operate to their fullest potential in certain temperatures. Extreme cold or heat can mess with treatment effectiveness, especially if the weather is abnormal to your area. With this in mind, it is important to watch the weather and make sure that you are proactive in your pest control measures. 

Across The Board Control

Depending on the treatment used, pest control effects can vary in longevity. When it comes to milder treatments, the effects usually last at least 3 weeks and up to 90 days. For extreme infestations, it is important to receive monthly treatments for a span of 3 to 6 months with routine quarterly inspections to properly treat the infestation. After that, it is recommended to receive quarterly treatments and inspections to make sure your home is not home to these pesky pests. Overall, for routine pest control, we recommend that you receive quarterly pest control treatment to keep your home safe and secure. 


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