Problem With Pests? Protect Your Home's Perimeter

If you've been dealing with pests like ants, roaches, silverfish, or even bed bugs, they all have one thing in common: bugs get into our homes from the outdoors because they have such easy access. The best way to keep pests at bay is to properly secure the perimeter around your home so that either the bugs will die before they can get inside, or they'll be encouraged to turn away and go elsewhere. Here are some tips to help you ensure that your home's perimeter is protected against pesky bugs and other pests.

Liquid Sprays

Liquid insecticide is a good way to keep pests out and it should be applied around your home at least every two to three months to keep it fresh. You will need a hand pump sprayer and some liquid concentrate insecticide to get the job done. Check to make sure the type of liquid you choose will be effective for the specific insects you're dealing with, since many manufacturers make different formulas for different insects.

Thoroughly spray the insecticide around the foundation of your home out to at least one foot, and then another foot or so directly on the ground. Do this on a day that the ground is dry and it's not raining. You should also spray anywhere you see pipes or cables coming out of the exterior wall since these tiny areas are enticing for bugs to crawl into. Let the spray dry for at least two hours before you let pets and children outside.

Dust Treatments

Dust insecticides are highly effective because the insects tend to pick up the dust when they walk over it and  bring it back to the nest where other bugs are hiding. Apply this type of insecticide inside and around your home every six months or so, and sprinkle it right in any cracks you see in your home's outside structure. Dust is highly effective even after the liquid spray has evaporated from the sun. It is probably a better bet when you are dealing with insects that want to continuously invade your home such as ants.

Make sure you apply the dust around your home's window and door frames where insects often sneak in undetected. Another good way to keep the pesky bugs at bay is to place small glue traps in your cabinet and under appliances. Put a few in your garage and attic as well. All of these areas are where any lingering insects will often appear from, so stopping them in their tracks can keep them from going any further. With a few simple preventative measures, you can protect your home's perimeter and keep the bugs away. For more information, contact a company that specializes in pest control