It’s easy to think about pests as a strictly indoor problem. After all, they’re most irritating when they’re inside, right? It’s easy to forget, though, that an infestation in New Jersey typically starts outdoors. Here’s how a perimeter pest control service can help stop bugs from entering your home and annoying your family.
Simply put, perimeter pest control is an outdoor service that transforms your Wayne County yard into a bug-resistant barrier to keep your home both clean and safe. Usually applied around the exterior of your home and the edge of your yard, a quality treatment will make the use of chemicals in your home unnecessary, concentrating each protective measure outdoors. When signing up for a perimeter pest control plan, remember that it’s strictly a preventative measure and is not designed to resolve an active infestation. For that, you need an in-home pest control plan.
Whether you’re trying to keep household or yard pests away, perimeter pest control has you covered. Done properly, it can even keep both your home and outdoor spaces free of:
Typically, bugs will come inside for one of two reasons – food and warmth. Our winters can be brutal around Wayne, New Jersey, and bugs are no fans of cold weather. So as the temperature drops, they’re going to seek out warmth wherever they can find it. Conveniently for them, your home is an excellent source of both warmth and readily available food. That’s why we recommend perimeter treatments before both winter and summer to keep your property pest-free all year.
Of course, you can! Preventative pest maintenance is much easier to keep up with on your own than attempting DIY pest removal. The bulk of effective perimeter treatments centers on applying insecticide sprays at strategic areas on both your home’s exterior and in your yard. These include:
When doing your own perimeter pest control, keep in mind that you probably don’t have access to the same quality of chemicals and application tools that the pros do. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do it on your own, but we recommend reapplying every 90 days to ensure lasting protection. If you don’t have any previous experience, consulting a comprehensive step-by-step guide is a great place to start.
If you’d like to avoid the use of potentially harmful chemicals but still want to maintain a pest-free home and yard, we’ve got you covered. The market is full of natural, chemical-free options which can easily be acquired or performed around the home. A few of our favorite products and techniques include:
When researching DIY pest repellents for your yard, lots of sources will recommend the use of essential oils. However, there is very little evidence to suggest that they’re even remotely effective. Particularly in light of some common pests like mosquitoes and ticks’ ability to spread disease, you can’t afford to gamble on an unreliable solution.
If you want perimeter pest control that you can count on to work every time or simply don’t have the hours in the day to do it yourself, we at Harvest Lawn Care are here to help. With more than 100 years of combined experience on staff, response to service calls within 24 hours, and an ironclad satisfaction guarantee, you can count on us to do the job right! So don’t let unwanted bugs stay comfortable on your property, and request your quote today.
Get in touch with us anytime by calling our helpful in-person phone lines at (800) 800-5296.