The Best Way To Protect Your Maryland Home From Common Pest Problems

April 16, 2020

For homeowners, it’s easy to get so caught up with pest prevention inside the home that one forgets about the outside, too. Pests are not only nuisances once they make it within the walls, but they can also wreak havoc on lawns and gardens -- and colonies outside can easily find their way indoors in search of food or shelter. We call these kinds of nuisances “perimeter pests,” and prevention methods are just as crucial to keeping these critters at bay as the things you’ve gotten used to doing inside your home.

a cricket outside on leaves

What Are Perimeter Pests?

You’re probably wondering what falls into this category in the first place. Think of typical garden pests like ants, crickets, spiders and centipedes -- things that eat away at plant foliage or prey on the other bugs that do. There are multiple varieties of these kinds of critters, too, so the behavior of one species isn’t necessarily indicative of others. Speaking of differences, they don’t all cause the same kinds of problems, either...

Why Are They A Problem?

Not only can perimeter pests cause problems outdoors, like eating up produce in the garden or killing decorative plants and flowers, they can also cause problems once they make it inside. While every pest is different and can cause specific issues, some general problems can be caused by all pests when they make it indoors:

  • Contamination: Pests of all kinds can contaminate food sources since they root around in dirty places looking for food and water. They not only can contaminate food directly, but these germs can also be tracked throughout the house and to the surfaces, we cook and eat on.

  • Bites & stings: Spiders, ants, ticks, and mosquitoes can all cause health concerns for humans, including itchy or painful bites. Some insects and arachnids are also transmitters of diseases and parasites via bites.

  • Other dangers: Despite their small size, tiny insects can cause big problems. Carpenter ants, for example, can chew through the wood in homes and increase the risk of structural collapse.

The Ultimate Perimeter Protection Program

Lucky for you, there’s a local source for all you need to keep perimeter pests off of your property so you don’t have to worry about them making it inside. At Royal Greens Professional Lawn Care, we offer our Deluxe Home Armor Plan: a quarterly treatment for your home and lawn that will repel and eliminate perimeter pests.

The treatment, applied by one of our trained technicians wielding a backpack-mounted sprayer, is applied all over the exterior of your home. Some key features of the Deluxe Home Armor Plan include:

  • Frequency: The ongoing quarterly treatments ensure that your home is protected year-round.

  • Free re-application available: If any pests have moved into the home or yard before the next treatment cycle, we’ll fix the problem and re-treat at no charge.

  • Rodent stations: The plan includes installation and regular maintenance of rodent stations, to keep those types of pests from getting in, too.

  • Total pest control: Our treatments prevent the most common area pests, including spiders, ants, earwigs, and cockroaches.

Call Us Today

You can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your property from pests all year long. That’s why it helps to partner with our local professionals for timely and comprehensive pest prevention. At Royal Greens Professional Lawn Care, our experts are on-hand to answer your questions, provide helpful tips, and design a program for your household and budget. Call today to get signed up for our Deluxe Home Armor Plan or to speak with us about any questions you may have.

Rather than risk your yard and home falling prey to pests this season, turn to Royal Greens so we can get to work protecting your property right away.

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