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5 Questions to Ask a Perimeter Pest Control Company in Cincinnati

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Nobody likes to think about pests like spiders, centipedes, or silverfish lurking around their home and making their way inside. Your home is supposed to be your safe place…one where you can truly relax and unwind.

But the thought of creepy crawlies lurking might take away that peace.

For that reason, you might be thinking about hiring a perimeter pest control company. You might be aware that perimeter pest control services can prevent some of the most common pests from even having a chance to make their way inside. 

The key, of course, is finding the right company for the job. Just like hiring any other service, you should take the time to do some research and feel comfortable with the choice you’re making.

To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some questions to ask a perimeter pest control company.

Questions to Ask Pest Control Services

These questions will help you to narrow your options and make a good choice.

#1: Can you explain what you are doing?

Different companies approach pest control in different ways

With perimeter pest control services, one of the benefits is that they don’t have to enter your home. That means that there are no chemicals being applied inside of your house…plus you don’t even need to be home to have this service completed. 

Of course, one of the biggest benefits is that perimeter pest control is a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. You are preventing bugs from making their way inside in the first place! 

At Oasis Turf & Tree, we’ll explain to you that our perimeter pest control program is a lot like creating a shield around your home. When treating around the perimeter of your home with a pest control product, we are essentially creating a “shield” that keeps bugs away.

#2: Do you need to come inside my home?

As we mentioned, with perimeter pest control services, a key benefit is that the technician should not need to come into your home. You might also ask whether you need to be home when the perimeter pest control company comes. If they are working entirely outside, there shouldn’t be any need for you to be at home.

That is definitely the case at Oasis Turf & Tree, as we are trying to make it as easy as possible for you.

perimeter pest control technician spraying porch

Along with that, one of the questions to ask a perimeter pest control company might also be “Do I need to use bait traps?” 

While this is something that other pest control companies might recommend or use, we know that people generally prefer perimeter pest control because they don’t want any chemicals inside. Bait stations used around the inside of the home are something that your pet or child can pick up. With an effective perimeter pest control service, you should not need other chemical solutions.

#3: Do I need treatments in the winter?

Most major pest control companies in Cincinnati do winter check-ins but what you may not be thinking about is that most pests are not even active in the winter. 

perimeter pest control technician inspecting

You don’t want to get charged for services that you might not even need!

At Oasis Turf & Tree, our focus is targeting the times that pests are actually active. We are able to successfully keep a barrier around your home with five pest control treatments throughout their active season.

#4: How are you applying the product?

A big differentiator among various perimeter pest control services is how they apply their products.

perimeter pest control technician spraying near garage

Many companies simply use backpack sprayers which are just like the ones that you can buy at a local hardware store yourself. But these do not have the same pressure and velocity that comes from a truck-mounted system. This is problematic because that means the product likely isn’t getting deep into cracks and crevices where the bugs are hiding. 

At Oasis Turf & Tree, we are using a high-volume sprayer coming directly from the truck which effectively covers surfaces.

#5: Where can I find reviews and customer testimonials about you?

As you come to learn more about a perimeter pest control company that you might be considering, it’s also important that you do your due diligence and make sure it’s a reputable company. That’s why it’s also helpful to ask about seeing reviews and testimonials so that you can look for satisfied clients. 

pest control team meets with homeowner

Another question to ask pest control services is about their licensing. Make sure that they carry the proper licenses related to their pest control services.

Gaining Peace of Mind with Perimeter Pest Control In Cincinnati

At the end of the day, what you really want is a company that cares about delivering peace of mind. That means a company that offers effective services and that makes your life easier. 

At Oasis Turf & Tree, our program is thorough and effective, and (as an added bonus) generally costs less than what others charge. 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.

Once you invest in perimeter pest control, you can finally cast your worries aside and get back to life as usual. 

If you’d like to learn more about perimeter pest control for your Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, or Northern Kentucky home, call us at 513-697-9090 or get your quote online and help us find the program that is best for you, then sit back and relax knowing these pests are being kept away.

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