How Frequently Should Pest Control Be Done?

The Optimal Frequency for Pest Control: What You Need to Know

Are you dealing with pests and don’t know how often to get your house sprayed?

Don’t worry, because EPM Pest Control Brisbane can help you sort it out.

Whether you live in a coastal or rural city, the age of your property, the type of infestation, and the method used all factor into sophisticated timelines for getting rid of those pesky critters.

How often should you get your house pest sprayed?

In more rural areas or cities along the coastlines, common pests are likely to move in faster due to a more congenial environment. Meanwhile, older properties are usually more prone to unwanted pests because they provide an ideal hiding place for them. Additionally, different types of pests require different methods and timelines for complete eradication. From rodents and termites to fleas and bed bugs. So it all depends on what kind you’re attempting to deal with. Cockroaches and ants usually require monthly treatment and regular visits. The frequency of visits also affects the cost of pest control.

Factors that Affect the Frequency of Visits

A. Location of property

In more rural areas or cities along the coastlines, pests are likely to move in faster due to a more congenial environment. This is because birds and other migrating animals that bring the pests can travel farther in such open environments and warmer weather condition, making them prime targets for infestation.

B. Age of Property

Older properties can be more susceptible to pest infestations due to their deteriorated condition. Pests, such as rodents, ants, and spiders are all attracted to bigger building sizes that have areas with plenty of hiding places or crevices that they can call home. Furthermore, some of the materials used in older houses have far less protection against pests than modern ones do. So if you’re living in an older house it’s best you get inspected annually by a qualified pest control professional and make sure any steps are taken to mitigate potential entry points into your home.

C. Type of pest

For instance, with rodents such as rats and mice, the frequency of visits usually depends on the duration and efficiency of the method used to get the pests out. Bait stations that release rodenticides can help reduce infestations quickly and efficiently – reducing follow-up visits.

Different Pest Control Services

A. Rodents

Rodents, such as rats and mice, usually require specialised attention. It cannot be resolved by just one-time visit. Including the use of professional-grade rodenticides. Depending on the severity of the infestation, your pest control service technician may need to reapply the product in a few weeks’ time or until all traces of these pests have completely disappeared. In general, it’s recommended that if you spot rodents scurrying around your home or find signs of their entry points you get a pest control expert to come inspect and treat your home quickly to avoid further complications down the line.

B. Termites

Termite infestation can also be a major problem in and around homes. The key to successful termite control is identifying potential entry points that act as access paths for these pests. Areas of high humidity are often vulnerable. So it pays to check your home and office for any signs of structural damage and water damage from time to time. Moreover, if you spot any mud tunnels or nests made by termites, this is an indication that they may have already started nesting in your home and require immediate attention. As with rodents, it’s best that you get a qualified professional technician to inspect the affected areas and use termiticides on them if necessary.

C. Fleas

Dealing with fleas requires a lot of doctoring and maintenance. The most effective way to treat your home and office for fleas is to use an insecticide, such as bifenthrin, one of the most popular flea-killers in Australia. This product should be applied around the claws of furniture or doors and windowsill areas that are prone to flea infestations. However, if you have pets living in your home make sure to discuss this with your vet first because some products can be toxic and even deadly for them. Depending on the severity of the infestation, follow-up visits may also be scheduled.

D. Bed Bugs

Some pest control service technicians may use pesticide sprays or steam treatments, as well as physical removal strategies to ensure complete eradication. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to remove since they can hide in small crevices and even mattresses.

E. Cockroaches

Cockroaches are another major pest activity to deal with and they can be notoriously difficult to get rid of. However, depending on the type of cockroach infestation you may need multiple visits over an extended period. It’s also important to make sure that any food or debris is removed – since this serves as a source of sustenance for these pests – in order to reduce follow-up visits.

F. Ants

When it comes to dealing with ants there’s not just one solution that fits all types of ant infestations. Depending on the type you’re dealing with, some pest control technicians may use different insecticide formulations such as oils or dusts around baseboards and entry points in your home. While others may opt for more organic solutions like acetic acid sprays or diatomaceous earth.

G. Spiders

Spiders can be difficult to get rid of due to their sheer numbers and unpredictable behavior. While others may only require a thorough cleaning of the affected area. In general, if you spot any signs of spiders scurrying around your place it would be best to hire a professional pest control service technician who can give you an accurate assessment of how bad the infestation is and recommend an effective solution for getting rid of them quickly and effectively.


How do I know which insecticide to use against specific types of pests?

Different types of pests require different types of treatment methods. So it’s best that you discuss it with your professional pest control service technician who can assess the situation and make recommendations on what type of product would be most effective in eliminating the particular species from your home.

Are there other measures I can take in order to reduce future infestations?

Yes. Sanitising an area regularly and removing food sources are both good strategies when trying to reduce future infestations.

How soon can I expect results?

The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of your infestation and the pest you’re dealing with. Some may require multiple visits over an extended period, while others can be treated fairly quickly and effectively in one go. Other services like termite inspection, and regular pest inspection take about 30 minutes to an hour and are done once every 12 months. It’s best to discuss this with your professional pest control technician who can give you a more accurate assessment of the situation before any treatment is performed.


Pest control may be a daunting and overwhelming task to undertake.

Especially if you’re not sure of the frequency that your home and business needs to be inspected.

However, with the help of professionals, you can get the necessary advice and assistance on when and how often to schedule visits for inspecting and treating your home from pesky critters.