Perimeter Pest Control
Designed to create a barrier around your home, our Perimeter Pest program can stop unwanted ants, spiders, fleas, and many other insects from invading. Pest such as spiders and ants can be especially problematic for those who are allergic to their bites. With an effective perimeter pest treatment, insects favorite entrances to your home such as foundations, window wells, beneath decks, doorway thresholds, crawl space vents, ground covers, and mulch beds are eliminated. By preventing these pests from entering your home in the first place, our perimeter pest control program can prevent the need for indoor extermination. The perimeter pest control program works by creating a 3 to 4 foot barrier around your home. Contact our office to schedule your perimeter pest control services today!
7 Benefits of Perimeter Pest Control
Helps to keep unwanted insect pests from invading your home.
Application is virtually odorless, colorless, and is outside, not inside by your family and pets.
Isn't harmful to soil, flowers, bushes, or lawn.
Helps to control many different types of insects.
Takes place outdoors - this keeps insecticides out of your home and out of your living space.
Scheduling is easier than controlling the insects inside your house - No one needs to be home!
Scheduling is automatic - Nothing for you to think about!
Perimeter Pest Control includes spider web removal to accessible areas around the exterior of your home. (Does not include termite control.)
Mole Control Services
Moles can cause extensive damage to a lawn if left unchecked. Their tell - tale runs create furrows in the turf and can then sink as they collapse, creating low areas and hazards. It is a common misconception that treating your lawn for grubs will also control moles. While moles do enjoy a tasty grub, their main diet consists of other insects as well such as earthworms and other invertebrates. The mole tunnel or 'run' functions as a worm/insect trap and moles will sense when a worm falls into the tunnel. We can take advantage of this by injecting a poison bait worm that mimics their natural diet directly into the mole run. The mole will sense the bait worm and run to collect it. When the mole bites into the worm, the poison is activated. While there is no way to prevent new moles from entering your property from an outside area, our mole control program can reduce their number and begin to eliminate moles on your property.
Here are a few things to keep in mind after your mole control treatments:
DO NOT flatten or disturb the mole tunnels for at least 10 - 14 days following the application: Because it is necessary for the moles to revisit those active tunnels. Interfering with them will likely render the application ineffective. After the 10 - 14 day period it is best to flatten the tunnels in order to keep an eye out for any new activity.
The bait is placed in the tunnel below the surface making it unlikely that pets or small children will be exposed to the bait.
(As a reminder) The presence of moles in your turf are not an indication of the presence of grubs or that a grub control product has been ineffective. Grub control will not deter the presence of moles in your turf. The two are not mutually exclusive.
* This bait program only treats moles present at time of application. Other moles may enter lawn during the season
and require additional treatments.
One of the best known summer pests are mosquitoes, which breed in stagnant water or soft soil. There are about 170 different kinds of mosquito species in North America alone. Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, encephalitis, chikungunya and west nile virus. Eradication of mosquitos in our outdoor living spaces is not practical. A more reasonable goal to reduce mosquito bites would be to control mosquitos and manage mosquito populations through reduction to below nuisance levels.
Barrier Spray Treatments
Using a backpack sprayer designed for precise application, our service targets shrubs and plants with a barrier spray that kills mosquitoes on contact and bonds to foliage, where it acts as a mosquito repellent for weeks to come. Within 30 minutes of spraying, your yard is ready for family and pets to come out and play.
All of the barrier spray chemicals we use are synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are insecticides that are derived from a naturally occurring compound called pyrethrum found in the chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethroids are used in numerous commercial products that consumers use to control insects such as household pest insecticides, pet shampoos and sprays. The standard barrier spray treatment is effective in yards for fleas and ticks, and many other insects as well.
Special Event Treatments
Do you want to see a reduction of mosquitos at your next outdoor event? We can come to your event location in advance to apply a barrier spray. Great as a one-time for parties and events or monthly misting of all vegetation around the home. Treatments dry within 30 minutes and can be applied a day or two prior to outdoor event.
No other structural pest has brought more attention to itself than the termite. Termites are present in all states, except Alaska, though they tend to be found more in the southern regions. On the average, termites infest one home in fifty, causing an estimated $1 billion in property damage per year, nationwide. That's more destruction than is caused by fire, hurricanes, and tornadoes combined. Without the proper treatment, all types of homes are vulnerable to termites.
Termites are so damaging, in part, due to their long life spans. A queen can live up to 30 years. The average colony has anywhere from 60,000 to 1,000,000 workers. A mature colony with 60,000 workers can devour a one-foot 2x4 in 157 days. Once a structure is infested, the termites work constantly, year-round, feeding on the sub-flooring. Most infested homes have more than one colony feeding on its members.
Since termites can work undetected for many years, most homeowners do not know they have termites until the insects suddenly emerge by the thousands, from around window and door frames or cracks in walls or floors. This is referred to as a swarm, and this occurs in the spring, usually in the afternoon after a rain shower.
Call us today, and we will:
Inspect your crawl space, cement slab, garage, and attached storage rooms.
Check your floor system for excessive moisture.
Give you a no-obligation estimate for treatment.
Our full treatment comes with a 12-month guarantee. Ask about our Annual Termite Inspection Protection Program. We also inspect and issue the official Ohio Wood Destroying Insect Information Report. Wood-destroying insect diagnostic inspection means the examination of a structure at the request of any party involved in a contemplated real estate transaction to determine if wood destroying insects are present in the structure, if there is evidence they either are or have been present in the structure, or the presence of any visible damage to the structure caused by wood-destroying insects and the generation of a written report of the findings of the examination.
Call us today to schedule a consultation.