Pest control companies who handle insects inside the home aren’t always the right choice to handle the pest control your yard needs. Although some companies may have divisions which handle both, not all differentiate to address the specific needs of outdoor and indoor pest control. In fact, inside pests and outside pests don’t always respond to the same treatment. Some indoor chemicals should not be used on your landscaping or grass, and outdoor chemicals should never be used inside.
Signs of a Good Exterior Company
If the company taking care of your yard just shows up and sprays the same chemicals on your yard month after month without inspecting the grass and landscaping, they’re probably not doing the job effectively. A quality pest control company should:
- Inspect the yard and landscaping before application of any chemicals at every visit
- Localize treatment to problem areas rather than use all-over treatments when not warranted
- Delay treatment if the summertime ban is in effect
- Avoid chemicals and treatments that kill beneficial insects
Although it’s true that pests in one yard often also inhabit the neighboring yards, a good company will take the time to do individual inspections on every visit and tailor your treatment to your yard’s needs.
DIY Pest Control or Hire Someone?
You can go to your local home improvement store and purchase chemicals that will likely do some of the job. However, it’s not always the best idea. If you’re not familiar with what you’re doing and the pests you’re targeting, you may do more harm than good. You could kill both beneficial bugs and the pests. Experienced pest control companies understand which plants are targeted by certain species. They only use the chemicals on those plants. They also have protective gear like boots and gloves to stay safe.
You have probably had a pest control service inside your home, but it’s just as important to have one handling the pests in your yard. Unlike some parts of the country where it freezes and kills some insects, the Tampa Bay area rarely gets a freeze and never gets one long enough to impact insects. If you’re not working with a pest control company for your yard, call Prime-Scape Services today at (727) 447-2186 and we’ll provide you with a free evaluation of your yard and a written proposal to improve its health.