Now you can keep spiders, ants, silverfish and other insects outside where they belong … all season long. Effective pest control programs can help protect against invading insects by preventing them from entering your home in the first place. Invisible barriers keep insects outside where they belong year round.
Nobody wants insects in their home. But how can they be stopped? Many homes have unseen cracks and gaps that provide easy access for invading pests. Fortunately, there are products which can establish an odorless, invisible outdoor barrier around your home. These barriers can seal the perimeter, silently repelling insects..
Any good defense is well integrated. Here are some steps which can work together to provide year long protection from insects.
1. Perimeter strip: A perimeter strip is created by spraying a foot-wide barrier around your entire home.
2. Foundation coverage: The foundation is usually where most insects gain access to your home. Pay special attention to cracks, crevices and other openings that could be attractive to insects.
3. Ground covers: Ivy and other ground covers offer insects a moist, shady place to hide. But specialized protection beneath this foliage keeps insects at bay
4. Trash areas: Ants and other insects thrive in and around your trash cans. These areas should be treated thoroughly and moved away from walls if possible.
5. Mulch beds: Mulch-like ground cover-provides a cool, moist breeding ground for insects. Mulch beds can be treated with products which kill the insects but not your plants.
6. Thresholds: Special individual attention should be given to the areas around outside doors to make sure they’re used only by people and pets.
7. Decks: Decks provide a sheltered breeding ground for spiders and other insects. When accessible, it is best to spray around and beneath your decks to make them inhospitable to insects.
8. Window wells and crawl space vents: Windows and crawl spaces are among the most common entry points for insects. These areas should be the most thoroughly treated, as well as their surroundings.