All Bugs On Deck-Exterior Pest Control Using Dusts

There’s a great philosophy in pest control that goes like this; Kill the bugs outside & you won’t need to kill them inside. Sounds like pretty good advice. There are always critters scouting around your home looking for a way in and believe me, it’s not very difficult to find on most homes. While pest proofing is also an excellent strategy using caulks, weather stripping or other sealing methods don’t forget about your exterior pest control barrier. It’s a great line of defense that can be so effective and it can be applied in areas where pests may build up away from the home and this allows you to keep bug ‘pressures’ low.

One of my favorite places to treat is wood decks. Not on top of the wood mind you but underneath where all the bug action is. Decks offer pests a protective place to hide, easy access and it’s usually moist as well. Earwigs, roaches, wasps and even snakes take advantage of this prime real estate but if populations get to big- you guessed, they start looking for a new place to call home and so often this is your house.

Take a minute and see what is I believe the most effective, easy and quickest way to treat any deck for longer lasting pest control.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.
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  • At ProBest we mix DE and Delta Dust together, Delta dust does last a little longer if it gets wet and the DE helps to cut the outer cuticle and allow the pesticide in faster. Good video, good idea with the mask.

  • At ProBest we mix DE and Delta Dust together, Delta dust does last a little longer if it gets wet and the DE helps to cut the outer cuticle and allow the pesticide in faster. Good video, good idea with the mask.

  • DE, the powder of the gods! I used to use a lot of Borid but it never really applied well—-to heavy. DE is very light and so is Delta for that matter. I think I might try mixing the two as well, sounds like a good idea.

    Thank Keith