Does Perimeter Pest Control Work?

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When it comes to all those creepy crawly bugs, everyone cringes at the thought of their house being overrun by them. No one wants to live with that uncomfortable feeling of pests constantly invading your space.

However, this unwanted situation is in fact preventable. The problem is most people don’t realize, if you aren’t actively doing anything to fight against these bug invaders, then it’s inevitable you will end up with an infestation problem. 

Fortunately, there is an effective solution that works that’s called perimeter pest control. Perimeter pest control keeps those unwanted pests away and can give you back your peace of mind that those unwanted visitors will be vanished for good. 

In this article we will provide you with all the information you need to know about perimeter pest control in order to take back your house.

What Is Perimeter Pest Control?

Perimeter pest control is a barrier treatment targeted to prevent bugs from entering your home. This treatment is applied only outdoors.

Since all the chemicals are applied on the outside, this treatment poses less hassle and planning than interior treatments.

How Perimeter Pest Control Works?

The chemical spray that is used is typically applied around the exterior house foundation and yard. The spray acts as a shield or barrier against pests that are specifically focused on prevention.

It leaves behind a residue that will keep the bugs away for several weeks before they are able to get inside your home and multiply. 

If pests have already infested your home then an extermination treatment should be used, not perimeter pest control.

Extermination is a more tedious and inconvenient process for the homeowner. For these reasons, routinely doing prevention methods, such as perimeter pest control, is extremely advantageous. 

What Kind of Bugs Does Perimeter Pest Control Prevent?

Any type of pests can be troublesome and they can do more damage than you think to your home and the pesky pests can be to blame for some of your allergies.

The bugs that are targeted with perimeter pest control can vary depending on what area of the country you live in. Below are some of the most common offenders that homeowners wish to rid their households of.


Although ants have a tiny stature, they can quickly multiply and become a big problem fast. Most ant species are not harmful, but once they enter your home they can be hard to control.

Ants, like most bugs, are attracted to the interior of houses for food and shelter. There are a few ways to help prevent an ant infestation, like not leaving food out.

However, even with these simple prevention practices, perimeter pest control is still the best option if you’re serious about keeping the ants away.


Probably the most feared and hated creepy crawly are spiders. Spiders are experts at getting inside the home, even through the tiniest nooks and crannies.

Spiders often make their way into the home in order to feed on other insects. Thus, perimeter pest control will put up a shield to deter insects and in return prevent spiders.


Often these pests lurk in cool dark places, commonly in mulch beds and outside the perimeter of the home. Spraying for them in these places is exactly what perimeter pest control does.

It is a good and effective method for keeping these “thousand leggers” away.


These bugs are some of the most cringe worthy. This could be due to their ability to hiss or maybe their large size. Some cockroach species can grow to be 5-7 cm large.

Despite their large size, they have the amazing ability to slip through tiny cracks. No one wants to share their house with these unwanted guests.

There are several other pests that perimeter pest control can be utilized for. Regardless of the type of bugs you’re wanting to target, the point is to avoid an infestation getting to the level of needing an exterminator.

How Often Should Treatments Be Applied?

To have an effective perimeter pest control shield, some strategy should be considered when planning how many and when treatments will be applied. Although, this type of pest control is very effective, it does wear off eventually. The “shield” that is created does weaken over time, thus it’s important to routinely apply it. 

Depending on the exact chemical perimeter pest control used, it’s approximated that treatments should be applied every two to three months. Doing ongoing applications will help keep the shield strong and keep those pests away.

Can You Apply Treatments Yourself?

There are several products that you can buy at your local gardening or hardware store. It’s completely possible to tackle these types of pest control treatments on your own. However, there are several things that should be considered that probably will have you wanting to call a professional.


Keeping up with routine pest control will take up a lot of your free time. It takes a lot of attention to detail to ensure you get every nook and cranny.

If you aren’t willing or able to spend this much time on this meticulous task, then it probably will not be effective enough to keep pests out.


Doing it yourself means storing potentially harmful chemicals in or around your house. If you have pets or small children, this could pose a safety hazard.

Allowing professionals to handle and deal with these chemicals is the best bet to ensure everyone’s safety.


Products that professionals use will ultimately be more effective than the DIY approach. Professionals are trained specifically to handle commercial grade products and will have better equipment to get the job done right.

Call A Professional

Simply put, perimeter pest control does work and has been shown to be effective if regularly and strategically applied.

At Gecko Green our licensed professionals have been specially trained to provide exceptional service that is guaranteed to keep those pests out of your home. 

We do more than just spray for bugs. Our perimeter pest control service involves an extensive inspection of everyone’s unique properties.

We then will formulate a game plan that will work best for you and your house. We encourage you to give us a call today, so we can review what personalized treatment plan will work best for you.

Call for a free quote today!