One of the best ways to protect the inside of your home is by performing perimeter pest control.  Perimeter pest control can include insect, mice and rat control.  In order to have comfort in your home, it is ideal to keep all unwanted pests outside.  Insects and rodents can find even the smallest hole to enter your property.  There are several ways to tackle perimeter pest control, depending on the pest that you want to stop.  Proper identification of the pest is critical when coming up with a control method.

Perimeter Pest Control

Perimeter pest control for insects.

Insects can be a nuisance or even threatening to your health.  Some insects can spread disease, while others can just be annoying.  Below is a list of a few insects that you may encounter in your home.

  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Bees
  • Box Elder Bug
  • Centipedes
  • Cockroaches
  • Crickets
  • Fleas
  • Flies
  • Moths
  • Millipedes
  • Mosquitoes
  • Spiders
  • Termites
  • Ticks
  • Wasps

Some insects can be treated with the use of an insecticide during a perimeter pest control application.  Insects such as ants can be treated with bait stations or poison gel.  If you understand the life cycle and reproductive habits of the pest, you will be more successful in its treatment.  Some treatments are time sensitive and will only be effective during certain life stages.  There is no cure-all product for every insect.  Don’t be fooled by cure-all products for sale at the big box stores.

Perimeter pest control for rodents.

Rodents can be destructive and harmful pests if they enter your home.  Rodents can contaminate food and spread disease.  The best way to control rodents is before they enter your property.  You should secure the perimeter of your foundation by filling all small holes.  Even holes the size of a dime can allow a rodent to enter your property.  Setting bait traps around the perimeter of your property is your best bet in keeping these pests out of your house.