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How long do you have to stay out of your house after pest control?

Thumbtack Editors
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It depends on the type of pest control you’re receiving and what the company recommends.

For some treatments, they might recommend you leave the house for a few hours or for a few days if your home is getting fumigated. In other cases, the exterminator may tell you don’t need to leave your house at all — just stay away from the area that was sprayed with pesticide until it dries.

Before they arrive at your home, ask the exterminator if you should plan to leave your house for a certain period of time.

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