Keeping bugs out of your home has been and still is one of the most effective pest control strategies ever used. The old saying “shutting the barn door after the horse is out” comes to mind and aptly describes home owners often futile efforts.
A pro knows where to look and how to treat. Check out this quick video on a few of the most common places and what to do to enhance your exterior pest control efforts. I just love what these pros had to say about the subject.
IPM first, whatever we can do to prevent bugs from getting inside we do. I have always believed in doing an excellent service from the outside first, if there is a situation inside then we address it but generally we perform an outside exterior only treatment. We always use a webster to broom down the cobwebs etc, we granulate, use a liquid product and use dust on cracks and crevices including those bump outs on block walls. We have Bark Scorpions here in the desert, they can climb walls so most people haven’t talked about GREEN products (which I just don’t think would last long enough).
Keith V. Birkemeyer A.C.E
ProBest Pest Management
My preference for performing an excellent exterior service in my region of the U.S arises out of common sense. Where do most insects originate? Only a select few thrive indoors. I could add performing an excellent exterior service minimizes the need to perform interior services to an ‘as needed’ basis thereby, reducing the use of pesticides indoors.
Commercial & Residential
Exterior treatment for pests is an excellent way of keeping unwanted bugs out of the home. While many do-it-yourself homeowners will blanket everything with store bought pesticide, an experienced, trained technician will treat target areas including cracks, crevices, and access points into the home. By targeting these areas, the technician minimizes exposure to chemicals while laying down a protective barrier helping to keep the interior of the home bug free.
Sentinel Pest Management