Why Do I See More Bugs After Spraying?

If you have recently had an area of your property professionally treated to get rid of a bug infestation and are still seeing them after you have sprayed, there are a few possible explanations. If you have had a professional treatment done and are seeing more bugs after spraying, do not be alarmed.

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4 Reasons You May See Bugs After A Professional Treatment

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Recently Serviced

Some treatments are specific to target the nest of the bugs. For ants, this is the case; when spraying for these pests, ants do not typically die right away. They carry the chemical back to their colony, and then they deliver the chemical along with whatever food source they bring. When bringing the food to the pests, other ants consume it and die off shortly. If you still see bugs after about 10 days, this could mean that the treatment was unsuccessful. Next, you will need to reschedule an appointment to ensure that your bug problem is gone.

Hidden Bugs

Chemical Sprays can cause bugs that are hiding to emerge so that they can attempt to avoid areas that are the target during treatment. Bugs who are emerging from recently treated areas will most likely die off in a few days. So do not be discouraged and allow the treatment to run its course.

The Volume of Bugs

Another possibility is that you had a large of volume bugs on your property. When professionals treat areas, they utilize a safe amount of chemicals that are not hazardous to the people living in that area by using an amount that drys up within a 24-hour window. There is a possibility that the amount of spray they used was not sufficient enough to eliminate all of the bugs in the area. Do not be alarmed as we guarantee that our treatments are successful.  If you are still seeing bugs after about a week, contact our technicians and schedule another appointment to ensure your infestation is gone.


We have pest control down to a science, but some factors there is no controlling. One of these factors is the weather. When there is rain, bugs seek shelter the same way that humans do. After heavy rainfall, it is quite prevalent to see a high influx of pests within your home. The same goes for when it is hot outside; when the weather is warmer, and there are a lot more bugs around so that you could experience different bugs entering your home even after a professional treatment.

However, if you are noticing a large number of bugs within your home, it is recommended to reach out to A1 Bonded Termite Inc. to ensure your home is insect-free.