Perimeter pest control services tend to ramp up for most landscaping and pest control companies in the fall months. This is because it’s the time of year when pests begin to search for a nice, cozy place to make a nest and hide out for the winter. Creating a perimeter barrier of pest control around your property is an excellent start at keeping bugs out of your house this fall and winter.
But on the other hand, you might reflect back on all of the blood, sweat, tears, and money you sacrificed this year to get your grass lush and green. Getting a lawn to look that gorgeous is no easy feat, and you want to do everything you can to protect it through the cold months too. You may be wondering, what effect will perimeter pest control services have on my lawn?
Understanding Perimeter Pest Control Services
Here’s the thing about perimeter pest control services that you have to understand. The insecticide we spray around the perimeter doesn’t usually touch the vast majority of your grass. Each yard is different, but we tend to spray on fences, trees, shrubs – whatever makes up the boundary line around your lawn. If you just have a wide open space, we will work with you to determine the perimeter that we will treat.
In addition, we can spray the product along the outside perimeter of your home, usually along the bottom of the home and the surrounding soil. This adds a second layer of protection for keeping bugs out. The product is sometimes applied to shrubs and other landscaping if it’s very close to the home.
How to Destroy Bugs, Not Your Lawn
The other thing you need to know is that the insecticide we use for perimeter pest control services only kills bugs – not grass, bushes, trees, or any other foliage. It won’t even kill weeds – but maybe someday they will invent that perfect dual-purpose product! Plus, it won’t harm humans or your pets. However, we always recommend that homeowners keep dogs and people out of the yard until the product dries.
So there you have it: getting your property’s perimeter treated this fall won’t harm any of your landscaping. In fact, it could keep destructive insects out of your yard and prevent extensive damages. If you put a lot into your yard this year, protecting your landscaping might be just as important to you as keeping the bugs out of your house!
Your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make, and your most precious possession – your family – lives in it. And if you have committed to maintaining appealing landscaping, it’s the perfect way to boost your property value and take pride in your home. Protect all of the things and people that matter most with a perimeter pest control application this fall. Click to request a free estimate for perimeter pest control services at your Atlanta home.