Perimeter Pest Management (PPM): It’s Not All About Spraying Pesticides
What is Perimeter Pest Management (PPM)? Virtually all indoor bug problems begin somewhere outside your house, whether it's from your yard, a neighbor's yard, nearby woods, or from some other location. Large roaches, earwigs, spiders, crickets, flies, and even many ants all start from the outside. In fact, very few pests can actually survive inside due to humidity and temperature differences.
Homeowners and business owners can help prevent insects and other invasive pests from getting inside the structure with effective perimeter pest control. You can create a barrier around your home that keeps pests away, whenever they try to cross it. Get ‘em before they get in!
Prevention is always the best remedy for any problem, including pest problems. Perimeter Pest Management (PPM) is a plan to implement a protective barrier around your home and foundation in order to reduce uninvited pests from getting indoors. The main purpose of PPM is to keep as many unwanted pests from getting inside your home, but it's also good news for gardeners. Effective perimeter control can also protect plants and landscaping from insects that would feed on them.
***Good technicians will discuss any conducive conditions they find at the time of service and make professional recommendations based on your unique home. Pest Management Professionals keep eyes on your home and yard, and are trained to find situations before they become an issue.
How Long Does PPM Last? Most perimeter pest control services will last 60- 90 days, with the use of a multitude of products, from baits, granules, dusts and sprays. Some baits are specific for fire ants and large roaches. Other materials are specific for spiders and mosquitoes. Technology has come a long way in the last 20 years! As everyone knows in the Houston, Texas area our weather can change on a dime, from extreme rain to extreme heat. These factors play a role in pest pressure and populations. Professionals in pest management should be studying the weather and pest pressure constantly and change treatment protocols accordingly.
No matter what the pest problem you are dealing with, Fullscope Pest Control's highly trained staff have the expertise to eliminate the pests and prevent any home invasions. Save yourself a lot of time, money, and headaches by hiring a professional.
Can you do it yourself? Spraying pesticide is often what comes to mind when most people mention, pest control, but there are quite a few effective steps you can take yourself:
● Keep your lawn mowed, and trees and shrubs trimmed at least 6 to 12 inches away from the side of your house. ● Eliminate standing water in your yard as much as possible (e.g., areas on your property where rainwater collects, as well as buckets, old tires, pet dishes, etc. where standing water may accumulate). ● Keep woodpiles, trash, and mulch as far away from the side of your house as possible--at least 20 feet. ● Keep your yard clear of leaf and grass clutter, as well as trash/boxes of any kind. ● With caulking, seal up cracks, crevices, and holes around your home, around windows, doors, etc. Make sure door and window screens are in good repair, and holes where cables/pipes enter your home are screened over or stuffed with steel wool to eliminate pest entry points. Door sweeps and weatherproofing should also be kept in good repair. ● Eliminate leaks around (and inside) your home, i.e., hoses, faucets, pipes, etc. ● Replace outdoor white lighting with yellow lighting when possible to help reduce the attraction for flying pests.
Contact your local pest experts to establish your PPM program. Fullscope Pest Control can help you and your family enjoy your home and yard without being overrun by pest invaders!
Camille Landry Entomologist & Technical Director FullScope Pest Control 832-898-0190 email@example.com fullscopepestcontrol .com/