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What Exactly is Perimeter Pest Control and Is It Worth The Cost?

Black widows. Ants. Earwigs. Wasps. Hobo spiders that run with rapid, darting movements.

Want these cuties in your house? Surprising you when you grab a towel from the closet? Munching on snacks in your cupboard?

We didn’t think so. Time to talk about insect control.

(You can stop shuddering now.)

What Is Perimeter Pest Control?

This outdoor barrier protection helps prevent bugs from entering your home and foundation.

ants on foundation

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

Since the treatment is performed outside, no chemicals are applied inside your home.

In fact, perimeter pest control treatments don’t even require anyone to be home at the time they’re applied.

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

How Does Perimeter Pest Control Work?

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 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 up to three months.

What Insects Does it Control?

Black Widows

one of the most common spiders in Idaho, and the only one here with dangerous venom. Black widows love quiet, dark places, like wood piles, under decks, and in holes.
Black Widow Spider


Ants love it here in Idaho — we have so many different species, you can pick a favorite. The odorous house ant loves sweets and like to nest between walls, under sinks, or near warm spots like water heaters.ants

Hobo Spiders

Mostly, these guys construct funnel-shaped webs and lie in wait for unsuspecting insects to wander in. But they can bite, and the wound is often slow to heal. The worst part: hobos run with rapid, darting movements. Spiders that run. That’s a big nope.
Hobo spider

Other Insects

Earwigs, box elder bugs, wasps, fleas, and beetles are also deterred by perimeter pest control.

Insect Control: What You Can Do

Good insect control goes beyond spraying the outside.

Here are a few things you can do on the inside:

  • Make sure your door and window screens are in good condition to keep insects from sneaking through.
  • Check door seals. Are they tight?
  • Avoid leaving food or crumbs out that can attract bugs.
  • Don’t leave doors open.

Is Perimeter Pest Control Worth the Cost?

It’s a lot cheaper to pay for perimeter pest control now than it is to deal with an infestation later.

A whole year of perimeter pest control is significantly cheaper than a one-time exterminator treatment. And it’s safer for you and your family, too.

What’s the Cost of Perimeter Pest Control?

Lawn Buddies perimeter pest control services in Idaho Falls and Boise, ID can be added to our Complete Lawn Care Program.

Perimeter pest control treatments start at $69.

Is Your Lawn Ready for a New Best Friend?

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.

We’ve got your back.

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

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

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Image Source: Black Widow, Hobo Spiders, Earwigs

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