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Perimeter Pest Control vs Exterminator: Which Service Do You Need?

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If you are concerned about pests around your home, should you hire perimeter pest control or an exterminator?

It’s a common question and a lot of folks don’t understand the difference between perimeter pest control vs exterminator. While both can be effective pest solutions, there are certainly some circumstances where one is the better choice over the other.

In this article, we’ll break down what you should know about hiring an exterminator vs perimeter pest control and how to make the decision that is best for your needs.

Perimeter Pest Control or Exterminator?

There are two clear circumstances where we would recommend hiring an exterminator over a perimeter pest control technician.

  1. You have a full-blown infestation: If you are already experiencing a serious infestation, then an exterminator will play an important role in helping you find a solution. An exterminator will work inside the home to address an existing problem.

  2. You have rodents: While perimeter pest control works on pests like spiders, ants, centipedes, and other creepy crawlies, it is not going to be effective for a problem with rodents such as mice or rats. If you are experiencing a rodent problem, that’s a job for the local exterminator.

But if you’ve only seen pests inside your home on occasion, or you’re just determined to prevent a problem from occurring in the first place, then a perimeter pest control service is the best option for you.

perimeter pest control technician spraying near shrubs

Perimeter Pest Control Focuses on Preventative Care

When deciding between perimeter pest control or an exterminator, you should know that perimeter pest control is all about preventative care. We’re trying to avoid a full-blown infestation in the first place by keeping pests out of your home.

Whether it’s ant control, centipede control, or spider control, or the other dozen or so crawling bugs you’ll commonly see, a service like ours can help keep you from getting to a point where it becomes necessary to call in the exterminator. That’s because it sets up a sort of “shield” that surrounds your home and keeps the pests from getting through by controlling them before they enter.

pest control expert sprays perimeter of home

At Oasis Turf & Tree, our perimeter pest control service is performed entirely outside of the home, which eliminates the hassle of having to be home while it’s being done (as would be the case with an exterminator). It’s also nice to keep the products outside of your home rather than having chemicals applied inside, as would have to happen if it gets to the point of an infestation.

As a preventative measure, perimeter pest control ends up being a lot less expensive than having to deal with a full-blown problem. For only a small investment you can prevent a very costly infestation, making it well worth it.

Choosing Perimeter Pest Control in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH and Northern Kentucky

As you weigh your options between perimeter pest control vs exterminator, if you don’t already have a serious infestation and you’re not dealing with a rodent issue, then a proactive approach makes a lot of sense. 

At Oasis Turf & Tree, our perimeter pest control service gets very good results on common pests like ants, spiders, centipedes, and others. We’re not a pushy company and certainly not one that tries to upsell our clients on every possible service we offer. But we like our clients to know that this is an option and if it’s something they’re interested in, we can provide the service.

There are a lot of companies that offer pest control in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, and Northern Kentucky. But for a fraction of what most charge, our perimeter pest control is thorough and effective. 

That’s because we use some of the same high-quality products as those that exterminators utilize on a regular basis to treat the exterior of your home. Our clients tell us it gets the job done and is a value add for them as part of their overall lawn care program. 

We utilize a four-application program that begins in the late spring and runs through early fall when pests are thriving. This will help ensure that your home is kept pest-free year-round.

Whether you’ve noticed a pest or you just want to be completely proactive in preventing them, our perimeter pest control service can help you keep the pests out!

If you’d like to find out more about the perimeter pest control services we offer, call 513-697-9090, or contact us for a free estimate.

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