Pests can be a nuisance outdoors, but once they get inside your home, they can multiply into an infestation. Some pests prefer to stay outside while others will search out shelters like homes and buildings to protect themselves from the elements, especially during cold weather.
Luckily, perimeter pest control treatments can keep these pests outside and stop them from entering your home. Read below to learn more about which pests will try to enter your home and how perimeter barrier treatments can keep them out.
Ants will enter homes in search of food and water. If food is found, they will bring it back to their colony, which may be outside of the home. While getting rid of what attracts ants is crucial to eliminating an infestation, a perimeter pest control treatment can help prevent ants from entering your home. Depending on the preventative ant spray you select, you will need to re-apply the barrier around your home every 30 to 90 days to maintain protection.
Like ants, roaches will search out food and water sources in homes and businesses, and will also look for hiding spots in which to lay their eggs. In addition to applying a perimeter pest control spray every 30 to 90 days, getting rid of food and water sources and eliminating roach entry points are just some of the steps needed to keep cockroaches out of your home.
Known for the smell they emit, stink bugs are a type of overwintering pest that tries to enter homes, office buildings, and other structures during the late fall to stay warm in the winter. It's only when temperatures warm in the spring and the pests try to return outdoors that their infestations are evident. Applying a perimeter treatment to prevent stink bugs from entering in the first place is the best way to avoid an overwintering pest infestation.
Asian Lady Beetles
Asian lady beetles, along with boxelder beetles and cluster flies, are also overwintering pests that seeks out shelter in homes and business as the temperatures begin to drop in the fall. These invasive beetles can be especially bothersome when large groups enter your home or emerge in the spring warmth to return outdoors and find food. Treating the perimeter of your home with an insecticide spray before the first frost can help keep Asian Lady Beetles out in the cold.
Take the Guesswork Out of Pest Control
Applying a perimeter pest control treatment every 30 to 60 days is the best way to keep these pests and many others out of your home. With the DoMyOwn Pest Box, you can take the guesswork out of DIY pest prevention around your home.
Answer a few simple questions and you'll receive a customized pest control program that is delivered directly to your door, on your schedule, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Plus, Pest Box program members save on additional pest control products to help keep their homes protected from pests!