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Perimeter Pest Control in Lawn Care

Emerald Lawn Care – Your Perimeter Pest Control Experts

Foundation spraying is an essential perimeter pest control method designed to create a protective barrier around a home, preventing various types of bugs and insects from entering. This method involves the application of an insecticide around the foundation of a house, creating a deterrent for pests that might otherwise infiltrate the home. 

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How Perimeter Pest Control Works

Application Process

1. Target Area

The insecticide is applied around the home’s perimeter. This includes spraying two feet up the side of the house’s exterior walls and three feet out from the foundation on the soil or grass.

2. Contact Insecticide

A contact insecticide is used, which kills or repels bugs upon direct contact. This type of insecticide is effective against a wide range of common household pests.

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3. Comprehensive Coverage

The spraying covers all potential entry points for pests, including tiny cracks and crevices in the foundation, where bugs often find their way into homes.

Frequency of Application

Duration of Effectiveness: The barrier created by the insecticide is generally effective for about 30 days. This means that for continual protection, reapplication on a monthly basis during peak bug seasons is recommended.

Benefits of Foundation Spraying

  • Preventative Measure: By creating a barrier around the home, foundation spraying is an effective preventative measure against common household pests, including ants, spiders, centipedes, and other crawling insects.

  • Reduced Indoor Pesticide Use: With an effective barrier in place, the need for indoor pest control methods, which can involve more intrusive pesticide applications, is significantly reduced. 
  • Peace of Mind: Homeowners can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their living spaces are better protected against unwanted pests.

Considerations for Perimeter Pest Control

Professional Application

A professional application ensures proper coverage, use of the right chemicals, and adherence to safety protocols.

Safety Precautions

It’s important to follow safety guidelines when applying insecticides, especially around areas accessible to children and pets.

Environmental Impact

Care should be taken to choose insecticides that are effective yet have minimal impact on the environment and non-target species

Integrating with Other Pest Control Measures

Foundation spraying is most effective when integrated with other pest control practices, such as sealing cracks and crevices in the building, keeping the area near the foundation clear of debris, and reducing standing water to discourage pests.



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Benefits of Pest Control

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Foundation spraying is a proactive and effective method to prevent pests from entering homes. With regular application, it creates a strong first line of defense against common household pests, contributing to a more comfortable and hygienic living environment. Given the importance of correct application for both effectiveness and safety, many homeowners opt for professional pest control services to carry out this task.

Are you tired of battling lawn pests and seeking a lush, healthy lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood? Look no further! Emerald Lawn Care is here to bring you the ultimate solution in lawn pest control. Our expert team is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to tackle any pest problem, ensuring your lawn remains vibrant and pest-free.

What Customers Are Saying

“First year with Emerald Lawn Care after using multiple national franchise companies. It is such a pleasure dealing with a local company that you can talk to about your lawn and any concerns. The field tech Mike is very professional and willing to address any concerns that I have had. I am so impressed by this company, despite the drought we had this early summer, my lawn looks wonderful.” ~ John

“They’ve taken their time to explain the logic and science behind lawncare and how their application will bring long term improvements. As the season rolled by, I’ve seen a stark difference between my yard and my neighbors’. They are timely and professional. I get texts before and after with clear notes. They know what they are doing..” ~ Sunil

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