Benefits of Outdoor Pest Control

April 20, 2020

Pests are all around us, no matter the season, so there’s no better time than now to take care of your exterior pest control. Whether your home is a warm haven in the winter or a cool shaded place in the summer, it seems like the great outdoors is always trying to get inside. Nobody wants to share their home with rodents and insects, especially now that many of us are spending a lot more time at home, thanks to COVID-19. Luckily, outdoor pest control can be done in Central Illinois while maintaining appropriate social distance—call Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. to learn more about protecting your home, even during a pandemic.

Here’s a closer look at how outdoor pest control can help you:

  • Find out which pests are infesting your property: The most important factor in pest control is accurately noting which pests are invading your home and garden. Professional pest control technicians can correctly identify which pests you’re dealing with, which of them will be likely to reappear later and how to eliminate them. Different seasons attract different kinds of pests, which is why staggered spray applications can be so effective.
  • Close off their access to your home: A professional pest control technician is trained to find the source of the problem—that is, the places where insects and rodents can access your home, and what might be attracting them. Hidden holes in the roof and exterior, around pipes, cracks in the foundation and even drafty windows can be entry points for spiders, ants, silverfish, termites, rodents and more. Once the weak points are identified, your pest control company will close them off using a variety of methods—for example, steel wool stuffed into entry points helps prevent rodents from entering the home. Your technician will also suggest clearing out gutters and other places where debris collects, so the pests will have fewer nesting materials to draw from.
  • Create a “crawl through” barrier: Finally, spraying for insects around the exterior and the foundation of the home is helpful in order to create a “crawl through” barrier. The pesticides are sprayed on the ground around the home so that any insects that crawl through the ground are killed before they can get into the building. This helps deter and eliminate pests over the long term, even as seasons change.
  • Protects your health: Investing in professional pest control removes insects and rodents that can harm your health and belongings. It’s also smart to hire professionals who are trained in proper pesticide application. While some people prefer to take a DIY approach to their pest control, this can result in improper application and risk your and your family’s health. When dealing with toxic chemicals, you can never be too careful.

Outdoor pest control in Central Illinois

If you’re ready to get exterior pest control for your home, call Crist Termite & Pest Solutions, Inc. We specialize in integrated pest management solutions, custom-designed for your individual needs. Call us today for a free inspection, and get ready to enjoy a pest-free home.

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