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Anonymous writes,

After spraying insecticide, how long do I need to wait before I can mop the floors and baseboards?

Exterminator sprayed Onslaught (I believe) combined with Gentrol. I just purchased Bedlam to spot treat on my own too.


You did not indicate what pest you are treating for, but we assume you are treating for bedbugs because of the purchase of Bedlam. Bedbug treatments are mainly applied directly to cracks and crevices where these pests hide. Mopping or wiping down the baseboards should not effect the product that is in cracks and crevices around the baseboards. If we have missed the mark though and you are treating for a different pest then mopping or wiping down the baseboards could remove the residual product and pests crossing over the area would no longer be controlled by the products. It would be our recommendation to avoid wiping or mopping the treated area until the pest insect is gone to avoid disturbing the residual properties of the products.

Answer last updated on: 10/10/2010

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