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7 Common Myths About Perimeter Pest Control Services

Let’s have some fun here and create some really outrageous perimeter pest control myths.

  • Ryan Gosling will show up to deliver your perimeter pest control.
  • Sign up for perimeter pest control and get free pizza every week for a year.
  • Perimeter pest control causes the homeowner to lose 25 pounds.

That was fun. Feel free to add your own pest control myths.

Now, for a few actual myths about perimeter pest control:

Myth #1: Perimeter Pest Control Kills Mice

This is one of the biggest myths about perimeter pest control.

Sorry, no. Perimeter pest control kills ants, hobo spiders, black widows, earwigs, box elder bugs, wasps, fleas, and beetles. But you’ll have to deal with mice on your own. Pro tip: get a cat.

Myth #2: Perimeter Pest Control Kills Flies

That would be great, but no. Invest in a good swatter. Or, if you’re lucky, your mouser cat will also eat flies.

Myth #3: You Have to Be Home During the Pest Control Treatment

Nope! Perimeter pest control happens outside, so you don’t need to be home while technicians are treating your yard.

pest technician sprays for pests

Lawn Buddies pest control technicians in Boise and Idaho Falls can actually treat your yard while they’re there for other services, so it’s super convenient.

Myth #4: Perimeter Pest Control Will Banish All Your Bugs

Big perimeter pest control myth. Perimeter pest control will definitely decrease ants, hobo spiders, black widows, earwigs, box elder bugs, wasps, fleas, and beetles on your property, but it’s not a miracle cure.

Black Widow Spider

If you have pests in your home already, treatments won’t affect them. But it prevents additional insects from entering your property.

You can do your part by keeping your yard tidy.

Get rid of standing water; stack wood away from the house; keep your gutters clean.

Myth #5: If You Don’t See Any Bugs, You Don’t Have Any

Have you ever noticed how tiny ants are? Seriously tiny.

Spiders aren’t exactly huge, either. (Just in your nightmares. Insert evil laugh here.) Even bigger bugs like box elder bugs are great at hiding.

Box Elder Bug

Don’t believe this pest control myth. If you wait until you see an infestation, you’ve wasted precious time.

Myth #6: Only Messy Yards and Homes Need Pest Control

Yes, mess provides great places for pesky pests to hide, but even tidy yards can attract pests.

Myth #7: DIY Methods Will Get Rid of Pests

Maybe you’ve read that garlic oil keeps bugs away. Or that Borax, dish soap, cinnamon, chili pepper or cloves will solve your ant problem. Or you can mix dish soap, white vinegar, and peppermint oil to repel spiders.

You can spend all weekend in your kitchen creating concoctions, believing in pest control myths and hoping for the best.

Or put those spices to good use in a nice batch of chili and call in the pros for pest control.

Fact: Perimeter Pest Control Works

Perimeter pest control focuses on prevention – carrying out insect control before bugs make it into your home and begin to cause problems.

Lawn Buddies technicians spray around the perimeter of your home and yard to send insects packing for about three months.

Lawn Buddies Truck

Technicians typically treat about three feet up on the house and six feet out, creating a wide protective barrier around the house that includes the landscaping and lawn directly around your home.

The spray leaves a residue on surfaces that kills insects and continues to work for about three months.

We’ll deliver your insect control while we’re already on your property for lawn care treatments. No extra hassle for you.

Is Your Lawn Ready for a New Best Friend?

Bust those perimeter pest control myths and invest in a strategy that really works.

The first step to taking advantage of Lawn Buddies perimeter pest control is to sign up for our 6-step complete lawn care program.

You’ll be glad you did.

Choose an Idaho Falls or Boise professional lawn care service that makes it easy, bundling your yard’s most-needed treatments into one convenient, no-fuss plan.

Fertilizing, weed control, grub control. Done. Add pest control. Double done.

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Got a few minutes? That’s all you need to get started. You can simply:

Fill out the form on this page or call us at (208) 656-9131.

Then kick back and relax in your healthy, thriving yard and pest-free home.

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