Finding insects on your property here in Ohio can be incredibly frustrating, especially when they enter your home or business. Perimeter pest control will keep insects from coming into your home or business uninvited, but there are a few things you want to consider before hiring a company since not everyone uses safe and effective methods. First, you will want to look for a company that sprays not only along the foundation of your home or business but also along the outside perimeter of your lawn for full coverage. Next, you want a company that seals access points into your home or business rather than spraying them. Finally, keep in mind that you also want a company that is environmentally conscious and only gets rid of the bad insects, not the ones that will pollinate your plants.

1. They Spray Pest Control on the Outside Perimeter of Your Property

Technician applying pest control treatment to base of a home in Mansfield, OH.

A lot of pest control companies only spray around the perimeter of your home or business to prevent insects from getting too comfortable in or around your home/business, but this doesn't take care of the pests that may be living on or around your lawn. You don't want to walk outside and find the pests waiting for you there, either! When choosing a perimeter pest control company, you will want technicians that spray the outside perimeter of your entire property. Spraying the outside perimeter will prevent pests from getting to the lawn in the first place, so you won't have to worry about encountering any insects or accidentally giving any a free ride indoors.

Common insects in Ohio are ants, spiders, silverfish, and earwigs.

2. They Seal Off Access Points to Prevent Pests from Sneaking Through Cracks

Ant infestation found crawling over a home's foundation in Mansfield, OH.

Insects can get inside your home or business in several ways, one of them being little access points that lead inside that you might not even know about! These access points are usually narrow openings and tiny cracks that are located near doors and windows, garages, and plumbing appliances. Many companies will spray these access points to deter pests from trying to enter through them, but you will want to find someone who will seal off these access points entirely. The spray may eventually wear off, or it might not be as effective at keeping the pests away in the first place. Sealing off these access points will minimize the chances of insects finding their way indoors much better than just spraying will.

3. They Use Pest Control Products that Protect Good Insects

A bee found flying around plant in a safely treated lawn in Ashland, OH.

While it's important to keep the bad pests off of your property, it's also vital to make sure the good insects stick around. Pollinators are essential to keeping your plants and the environment thriving. Without pollinators, like butterflies and bees, flowers and other plants could die, so you will want to make sure that the products and methods the company you hire uses will keep these helpful insects around. The company you will want to hire will use high-quality insecticides that kill the bad bugs and keep them from getting onto your property, but also protect the good insects so they can keep the environment healthy.

Call us today to sign up for our perimeter pest control service!

At Free Spray Lawn Care, we know how frustrating it is when pests like ants and spiders pop up in your home or business. With our perimeter pest control treatments, we will treat both the inside and outside perimeters of your property, seal or caulk access points leading into your home or business, and use products and methods that protect good insects.

We service residential and commercial properties in Mansfield, Ohio, as well as surrounding areas like Wooster and Strongsville. Call us at 419-529-5296 today to sign up for our perimeter pest control service!