Today was one of those rainy days and as predicted our phone started ringing. Our usual answer is to try and explain that “it’s not raining under your eaves.” We let our clients know that the barrier will be fine and actually our granules we place need water to help activate them. If you ever take time to watch the rain from your window you’ll see that what I’m saying is true; in fact the walls of your home rarely get wet from the rain because they are protected by the overhangs. Of course during all out down pours or lightning we may hang out awhile in our trucks and listen to the radio. Nobody likes getting drenched and holding metal sprayers with bolts of electricity coming out of the sky is never a good thing.
Truthfully it doesn’t affect your treatment in any way since it is usually dry around the windows, door frames and eaves which is where we spray anyway. Besides, if the rain were that detrimental, wouldn’t we need to come back each and every time it rained to retreat? How about snow? Unless as I say, it’s a torrential down pour or it’s coming down sideways I always keep working. We have all the gear to keep us relatively dry and I always take off my shoes anyway when I enter a home. (A habit from my wife) If you don’t mind me a little wet, I’ll be happy to do your service.
So, if you have an appointment set up for pest control and it begins to rain, don’t reach for the phone. If it rains really hard maybe you and your bug man can listen to the radio for awhile.