Perimeter pest control is a great way to protect your property against insects and rodents. Before you let these critters invade your home, try a few of these great ideas.
Rodent invasions can be reduced through the use of perimeter bait stations. Bait stations are boxes with an entrance hole on one side and an exit hole on the other. In the center of the box is a small block of poison bait for the rodent to feed on. The boxes are placed around the foundation of the building. The concept behind the bait box is that the rodent runs along the foundation. When they reach the box, they enter the hole. In the box, the rodent feeds on the poison bait and exits. Before the rodent enters the structure, it dies.
Another vital part of perimeter pest control is eliminating access points to your property. Small rodents can enter even the smallest of holes. The best product to fill the gaps is a mortar based product. A second option would be to use metal shredding. This product looks like coarse steel wool but is designed to fill rodent entrance points. Rodents do not chew on the product and will move on once they encounter it.
Insect control is similar to rodent control in the fact that you have to treat the perimeter of the property. To kill a broad spectrum of insects, we recommend using an insecticide such as the product SEVEN. Insect control products should be applied several feet out from the foundation and several feet up. This way you are building a strong coverage zone in areas that are the most susceptible to infestation. As always, read the product label for proper application rates and techniques.