If you discover pests in your home, a natural reaction would be to attempt to get them out as soon as possible. When searching for extermination services, urgency and speed are likely two factors that play a major role in your decision. It’s scary to have unwanted critters in your home, so it’s important to know how soon your household can be pest-free. 

How Long Do Pest Treatments Take?

It depends. Some homes are more complicated to take care of, and some infestations can prove to be worse than others. Depending on the situation, the pest treatment process can last from around 30 minutes to several hours. If you have a larger home, expect the process to be a bit more time-consuming. 

How Fast Do Pest Treatments Work? 

Again, it depends. If you’re dealing with small pests like ants or other insects, results can be almost instantaneous. If you’re dealing with larger vermin, however, the effects may take several days. If you see an increase in pest activity after treatment, don’t panic! Oftentimes, this simply means the treatments are working and that your unwelcome guests are evacuating their abodes. 

Be sure to communicate with us to see how long your treatments may take to come into effect. We’ll be able to inform you, in detail, how much time our procedures should take to kick in, and what potential issues you may expect to deal with in the future.  

What Should I Do After Pest Treatments? 

Give your home some time before you attempt to clean after the treatments. Allow a few days to let the pesticides do their work and drive the pests out. Keep in mind that cleaning your home before exterminators arrive is a good idea so that you don’t have to worry about cleaning immediately. Be sure to avoid traps if they were a part of your treatment, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you still discover unwanted critters around your home after a few days. 

Keeping your home clean is vital to ensuring that future infestations do not occur. Be mindful of leaking pipes, food or beverage spills, excessive clutter and overflowing trash. If any of these problems affect your home, take care of them immediately so no further treatments are required. 


As a homeowner, dealing with pests is inevitable. We know that having infestations in your home is an extremely unsettling experience, and we’re here to help! To learn more about how we can serve you, contact Lethal Pest Solutions today!