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How long should I stay out of the house after pest control treatment?


This depends on the type of pest that you are trying to get rid of.  Most treatments do not require you to be out of the house at all.  Some, including Flea services and initial German cockroach may require you to be out of your home for a few hours. Bed bug jobs can require you to be out of your home for up to 6 hours depending on type of treatment.


How long does it take for pest control treatment to work?


In many cases, you can expect to see a noticeable drop in pest activity within a few days. However, this depends on the pest in question, and the level of infestation.  For example, a well-established ant population can take up to 10 days control, and leave a pheromone which can draw ants in as weather changes.



What are other methods of pest control?

  • Keep your home clean/ free of food debris

  • Empty trash in sealed outdoor trash container that is stores away from your home

  • Keep food debris sealed even after it is thrown away.

  • Regularly clean under stoves, refrigerators

  • Seal doors and windows to prevent possible pest entry into your home


Does organic pest control work?

Yes, while synthetic pest control works faster, and for a longer period of time, you can achieve control of most pests with an all-natural approach.  Many clients prefer this because of the pleasant smell that the organic products create. However, more frequent treatments are required.


What are the Advantages of Organic Pesticides?


All-natural or organic pesticides are more environmentally-friendly, and overall more safe for the user and resident. Most organic Pesticides break down in a way that reduces the possibility of contaminating soil or water.


Will ants go away on their own?

If you are only seeing a few ants that have identified a food source they may go away on their own.  However, this means that the colony or sub-colony is located nearby and they will most likely return.


How do I get rid of little black ants in my house in Posey County?

First you need to identify the type of ant you are dealing with, improper treatment may in fact make the issue worse.  Once you have identified the type of ant you want to get rid of, a strategy that includes baits and/or residuals, and getting rid of food source will help get rid of your ants.


Can ants live in walls?

Yes, most of the time ant colonies can be found outside in landscaping, or along some exterior feature.  However, occasionally they can establish a colony inside your home.



How long does it take to get rid of roaches in Evansville?

This depends on the type of roach you are seeing, and the level of infestation.  With Yikes Pest Control you will notice a difference in activity after the first treatment, but it may be a process to completely eliminate them from your home.


Why do I have roaches in my clean house in Evansville?

Roaches can be brought into the cleanest of homes.  Even if you keep your home clean they will find a small amount of moisture, and enough of a food source to survive.  Cleanliness will prevent a full blown infestation.



How many babies do roaches have at a time?

German roaches have about 30-50 eggs at a time, the female carry the eggs until they are about to hatch.  Adult females produce 6-8 egg cases over their lifespan.


How to get rid of bed bugs/ prevent bed bugs in Indiana?

If you suspect you have been to a home or business that has bed bug you should wash and dry your clothes, and any other items that were brought with you immediately upon returning home. If you have seen any activity inside your house you need to clean curtains, blankets, skeets, pillows, clothing, in hot water and dry on the highest dryer setting allowed.  You should put items that cannot be washed (i.e. Shoes, stuffed animals) in the dryer and run on high for 30 minutes.  Combine this with an integrated pest management program to ensure elimination of all bed bugs before they establish a colony inside your home.


What attracts brown recluse spiders?

Small bugs.  Brown recluse are drawn to houses that have a steady food supply.  Easy access to wall voids, or clutter help brown recluse live a long healthy life inside your home.


What time of year are brown recluse most active?

Brown recluse spiders most active from May-Sept.


Do brown recluse get in beds?

Yes they can get into your bed, however, keeping bedding and bed skirts off of the floor greatly reduces the chance of them getting in bed.



Are brown recluse aggressive?

No, Brown recluse spiders are reclusive by nature, they typically run and hide when they are seen. However, they will bite if they feel trapped.


Do brown recluse move fast?

Yes, they are quite fast.  They usually use this speed to run for cover when you enter the room.


What month should I spray for mosquitoes?

March/April depending on the weather.


Are spiders more active at night?

Yes, spiders are nocturnal, they generally make their webs and hunt at night to avoid predators.

Other Commonly brought up questions or comments:

  1. Nearby pest control?  You found it Yikes Pest Control is located right here in southern Indiana.  Locally owned and operated.  Do not hesitate to reach out to us.  Remember you will never be locked into a contract.

  2. Pest control near me? Located right here in southern Indiana, you cant get much closer!

  3. Pest control available in 47725?  We provide service for almost all of South Western Indiana.

  4. Pest control available 47711? See Above

  5. I have ants in kitchen.  These are most likely odorous house ants.  These colonies can grow to the thousands and can be difficult to eliminate.  Let us know if you are having an issue with these, we will be glad to help make your home pest free.

  6. I have ants in my bathroom.  Same as above these are most likely odorous house ants.

  7. Wasps in house?  Wasps will try to overwinter in you wall voids or chimneys if they are not properly sealed up.  We can help treat for these wasps and prevent them from coming back.

  8. How can I Get rid of spiders?  Call Yikes Pest! Kidding, well sort of.  This depends on the type of spider you are seeing.  Sometimes exclusion is the best method, and sometimes they require an ongoing interior service.  Send us a picture of the spider in question if available and we can point you in the right direction.

  9. Best pest control in the area? Well we are biased, but we say Yikes Pest Control

  10. How to get rid of bugs in our house? This depends on the type of “bug” you are seeing. Usually exclusion along with an integrated pest control service is the best way to go.

  11. I have bugs in my tv?  Send us a pic, or text us and we can help identify these.  There will be no pressure to purchase anything.  Common bugs that get in Televisions and electronics are roaches and bed bugs.

  12. How to get rid of bed bugs?  It is best to use a professional for bed bugs.  You will be required to follow a checklist to ensure the treatment works.  Send us a message and we would love to help out. 

  13. How to tell if you have bed bugs.  Bed bugs can go undetected for a long period of time.  The usual tell signs are small blood spots on the wall, bite marks on your body, or actually seeing them in your home.

  14. Roaches vs water bugs.  Well technically water bugs are a type of roach, an oriental roach to be exact.  These usually do not live inside of you home, but rater come in from time to time.  This highlights the fact that there are many types of roaches in the area.  The most common is the German Roach.  These can cause health problems if left untreated.

  15. I have Roaches in my house.  Clean up all food and debris form you home.  At this point even if you keep your house pretty well clean you need to go above and beyond to get ahead.  We use a combination of baits, residuals, and IGRs depending on the account.  They work best if there is no competing food source.

  16. Roaches that fly.  German roaches do fly, usually you will not see this unless you have an established colony.

  17. Do roaches fly.  See above

  18. Ants with wings.  In the spring and early summer you may see ants with wings or swarmers.  Do not get these confused with termite swarmers.  If you are concerned then send up a picture or let us know to come out.

  19. Do I have termites?  We can put a baiting system down and perform a termite inspection to help determine if you currently have reason to be concerned.

  20. How to stop ants. We use a strategic combination of baits and residuals to help eliminate ant activity.

  21. Professional pest control in Evansville?  We are the best

  22. Professional exterminator? See above 😉

  23. Bed bug treatments.  Bed bug treatments cost around $800 at Yikes Pest Control, preventative treatments are $250

  24. Pest inspection.  Call us for a free inspection