Perimeter Pest Treatment | Kill Pest Before They Come Indoors

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Perimeter Pest Treatment | Kill Pest Before They Come Indoors

Want to save money by doing your own perimeter pest control?

A perimeter pest treatment can stop bugs from coming indoors.  Follow the simple steps in this article to perform the best perimeter pest treatment.  During warm weather months, homes and business are more susceptible to pest invasion. Mild weather along with ample food and water sources support a variety of potential insect infestations. Our goal is to control key pests outside.

Quality perimeter pest control

    • Saves time,  fewer interior unscheduled re-treatments,
    • Saves the exterminator fee,
    • Keeps bugs from entering by reducing or eliminating their nests or habitats outside the structure,
    • BONUS!, You get about 20 min.s of sunshine and a little exercise once a month.

Perimeter pest control is an important component of a comprehensive DIY pest control strategy.

What Makes A Great Perimeter Pest Treatment Product?

  • Good residual on lots of surfaces.
  • Mixes well and doesn’t clog nozzles.
  • No staining, odor, minimal residue on surfaces.
  • Non-repellent, good transfer.
  • Stable in UV light.
  • Broad spectrum control.
  • Use indoors or out, food handling areas, residential and commercial.
  • Affinity technology
  • Toxicity
  • Flexibility in rates and spray volumes.

Using these criteria we’ll select products for your outdoor space. We’ll be picking from this group of formulations below.

SCs: Fast control but on concrete not so good because absorbed, typically have short residual, easy to handle.

WPs: Works fast, have longer residual than SC’s, WPs don’t stick to vinyl siding as well as SC’s, may be more prone to settle and clog nozzles,

WDGs: Works fast, have longer residual than SC’s, WDGs don’t stick to vinyl siding as well as SC’s, tend to mix better in water, and depending on particle size may clog nozzles

Micro: such as Onslaught ME or Suspend Polyzone – Work slower, but last up to 90 days, particles much larger than WG or WDG (10 microns vs 0.1 microns) which can make them work slower.

Granules: Need water to activate so may set around for a while before you see control, some states require these to be watered in before you leave the property which means more labor

Granular Baits: Work well on selective insects, but may not be as consistent on certain species (ants) as sprayed products, Can be subject to breakdown with rain or irrigation, very short residuals.

  • SC’s:  Suspended concentrates, such as Termidor SC, – Fast control but on concrete not so good because absorbed, typically have short residual, easy to handle
  • WP’s: Wettable powder, such as Demon WP Work fast, have longer residual than SC’s, don’t stick to vinyl siding as well as SC’s, may be more prone to settle and clog nozzles,
  • WDG’s: Wettable Desolvable Granules – Work fast, have longer residual than SC’s, don’t stick to vinyl siding as well as SC’s, tend to mix better in water, and depending on particle size may clog nozzles.
  • ME’s: Micro-encapsulation: Work slower, but last longer, particles much larger than WG or WDG (10 microns vs 0.1 microns which can make them work slower.
  • Granules: Need water to activate so may set around for a while before you see control, some states require these to be watered in before you leave the property which means more labor.
  • Granular Baits: Work well on selective insects, like carpenter ants, but may not be as consistent on certain species (ants) as sprayed products, Can be subject to breakdown with rain or irrigation, very short residuals.

*Choose a pest in DIY Outdoor Pest Control menu drop down above in main menu.

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About Mike Dukes, editor 58 Articles

I began my career in the Pest Control business in 1982 with Orkin. I started building Pest Control websites. Now since I retired two years ago. I share my years of knowledge in the pest control business and rate the new professional pest control products as I use them.

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