How to Prepare for a Pest Control Service

Prior to a Visit

Things to do before your pest control service:

  • Make sure your back gate is UNLOCKED.
  • Put free roaming PETS (dogs) up.
  • Pick up yard TOYS, or pets DISHES outside.
  • Have landscaping reasonably done.
  • If you plan to have inside treated, pick up floors & generally de-clutter. (we treat baseboards, corners, cracks, and crevices)

What to Expect after a Pest Control Service

After your Service

At Green Monster we just ask that you keep children and pets off treated areas till they’re dry.

  • After products from your scorpion or pest control application DRY, they’re NOT readily absorbed into hands and paws! It’s best to do deep cleaning before your pest control service, however once your pest control treatment is dry, you can go ahead and live your life as normal….. Vacuum, mop floors, and water your lawn, etc!


  • After pest control treatments cleaning pretty much stays the same, but keep in mind it should be lighter. Wipe down floors and treated areas as needed. However, deep cleaning like polishing the floor (which leaves a residue that can cover the treated area) should be done before your service for best results.


  • It is normal to have an influx of bugs come out and die after your pest control treatment for a few days. Green Monster Pest & Weed treats areas, like cracks and crevices, where bugs like to hide. Pests don’t like our treatment products and get irritated out of their hiding places into the open before dying. The size and species of bug determine how long it will take to die. Scorpions generally take a couple hours to die after products are dry.

Helpful Information on Pest Prevention

Common Contributing Conditions To Pests Include:

Food Sources

Food sources can include other pests and crumbs, spills, pet foods, trash, and other food sources.

Moisture Sources

ALL pests need moisture to THRIVE and BREED. Common sources include air conditioner condensation lines, leaky plumbing pipes, sprinkler systems, etc.

Entry Points

Pests can enter buildings through the tiniest holes. Most construction is not perfect, and pests gain entry through weep holes, concrete cracks, roofing gaps, and other holes as tiny as 1/16th of an inch.

Harboring Areas

Harboring areas include any cracks and crevices that can provide shelter including: block wall fence cracks, concrete expansion joints, broken tiles, under eves, around the perimeter of homes under weep areas, unused drains, etc.

At Green Monster Pest & Weed, we implement Integrated Pest Management ideas in the application techniques of premium products.

Treating areas where products are going to be the MOST EFFECTIVE, and come in direct contact with targeted pests including:

  1. Cracks & Crevices
  2. Inside Wall Voids
  3. Interior and Exterior Perimeters
  4. Under first story EVES.
  5. Behind Pool and Kitchen Equipment
  6. Around landscaping, structures, and large rocks, etc.