General Pest Spray FAQ

What is a General Pest Spray?

A general pest spray is a chemical spray applied to a home that helps protect against infestation of common household pests like cockroaches, silverfish, ants etc.  The spray is designed to be completely safe for humans but effective in eradicating general pests.

What happens during a general pest spray?

During a general pest spray, our inspectors first spray a treatment on the outside parameters of your house and then the indoor areas.  There is a focus on door, windows and architraves.  A cockroach gel treatment is applied to common entry areas such the back of the pipes below the sink.

When is the best time to get a General Pest Spray?

The best time to do a general pest spray is before you move into a property and then once a year from then on.  Before you move will ensure the best results as spray can be applied to areas like the back of closet’s which are notorious for pests and are more difficult to reach once you move in.

How can I prepare for a General Pest Spray?

The best way you can prepare a home for a general pest spray is to try and keep areas that are sprayed as clear as possible.  This means trying to clear furniture away from walls so that treatment can be applied properly to skirting boards.  If you have gardens or greenery that touch your house, it would also help to have them trimmed so the outside of the house can be easily sprayed.

Will my pets be affected by the general pest spray?

We recommend that you keep your pets such as cats and dogs in a secure area for 1-2 hours until the spray has dried to avoid them consuming any of it.  Once the spray has dried, it is completely safe.

If you have a fish, you must cover the tank securely and turn off the pump during the spray so the water is not contaminated.  Fish can be very sensitive to the spray so this is absolutely essential to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your fish.


Pre-Purchase Building & Pest Inspection FAQ

What is a building and pest inspection?

The building and pest inspection is a non-invasive, visual inspection of the property used to provide advice regarding the structural integrity and overall condition of the site.

What happens during a building and pest inspection?

 During a standard building and pest inspection, our qualified experts survey the structure and surrounding area to determine whether there is any structural or timber pest damage.

How long does a building and pest inspection take?  

A standard building and pest inspection takes roughly 45mins to complete.  However, this is dependent on a wide range of factors.  These include, the size of the home, number of inspectors, landscape and amount of furniture.  For example, an empty house that is vacant before sale with 2 inspectors conducting the inspection might only take 30mins in contrast to an acreage property that could take an hour or more.  If you have an acreage, we make sure to check the house and everything within a 50m radius of the house.

What happens if there is structural damage found?

If we do find any structural damage, it will all be detailed in the report that you receive within 24hrs of your inspection.  Within the report recommendations are also provided that detail the next steps you should take to further asses or repair what was found.

If I am selling my home, do I need to do a building and pest inspection?

It’s commonly thought that only buyer’s need to worry about getting building and pest inspections done, however, a if you are seeking to sell your home have a building and pest report ready to show potential buyers can actually increase their confidence in purchasing.


If you have a question that has not been answered here, feel free to contact APM Solutions directly at (07) 3828 2020 or put in an enquiry here.