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How to Prepare your Home for a Perimeter Pest Control Treatment

By DoMyOwn staff

Make the exterior of your home unwelcoming to pests before you apply your perimeter pest control treatment.


Video Transcript

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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