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How Rain Affects Your Pest Control Treatment

how rain affects your pest control treatment

Weed Xtinguishers’ clients are often concerned about the effects of rainfall on their pest prevention services. In today’s article, we will explore how these treatments are affected by rainfall.

Pest chemicals are unique because they are scientifically formulated to have long residuals that kill bugs. Unlike lawn care chemicals, most insecticides are created with bonding agents that cause them to adhere to the location they are sprayed. The reason for this is simple- pest control is about creating a barrier, while lawn care is designed for absorption by plants and soil as nutrients.

Another key factor to keep in mind is, pest chemical formulations do not break down quickly because they are not expected to be absorbed by plants. This keeps pest control chemicals in place and prevents transference to you or your family member when applied.

Other forms of typical pest control applications are completely unaffected by weather. For example, the removal of spider webs and wasps’ nests can be performed regardless of outside conditions. Any treatments done around entryways and patios, in weep holes or inside the home do not traditionally come into contact with rain and other weather elements.

There are, however, conditions that may cause your pest control treatment to become rescheduled. Experiencing heavy rain, gale-force winds, or large puddles of water, will delay your application date.  Of course, if you ever have any issues with pests covered in the program after a treatment, let us know. Our pest specialists are trained to make sure that you get the most out of each application.

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