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How to Prepare your Home for a Perimeter Pest Control Treatment

By DoMyOwn staff

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Before you apply your preventative perimeter pest control treatment, here are a few easy steps you can take to help make the exterior of your home unwelcoming to pests.

·       Inspect the exterior of the structure, looking for any openings or areas where pests could enter your home.

·       Seal and repair any potential pest entry points, including gaps around garage doors, window frames, and door frames.

·       Replace or repair any missing or broken window screens, door sweeps, weather stripping, soffits, or vent covers to stop pests from entering your home. 

·       Rake back mulch, pine straw or other bedding at least 6 inches from the foundation. This will help create a dry zone that discourages pests and makes an ideal zone to apply your perimeter pest control.

·       Clean out gutters and downspouts, as insects and pests are known to harbor in these areas.

·       Cut back trees and shrubs so that they do not touch your home. 

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