Keep These Overwintering Bugs Out With Perimeter Pest Control

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Fear of snakes and bugs is something so innately human. Our ancestors had to avoid these critters and their painful – potentially deadly – bites for thousands of years. So it’s not at all surprising that finding a spider lurking in the corner or witnessing a centipede scuttling away causes anxiety, fear, and discomfort. Fortunately, there is a solution: perimeter pest control. Keep reading to learn how this treatment with proven results will keep your home free of all the most common bugs and why now is a great time to get this done.

Keep These Bugs Out With Pest Control Services

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Most of Michigan’s spiders are harmless, but there is one spider that can cause health concerns. That spider, of course, is the dreaded brown recluse. While this spider is quite timid, it most certainly doesn’t belong in your home, where it could harm you, your family, or your animals. And as we said before: spiders are just plain creepy. Thankfully, they are crawling insects, which means a pest control treatment will work wonders in keeping them out!


Centipedes and spiders are tied when it comes to which one is creepier. And like spiders, the run-of-the-mill house centipede is not going to cause problems. However, there have been rare documented cases where someone was bit by one. These rare instances occurred because the person was messing with the bug or accidentally stepped on it while going barefoot. While most people aren’t messing with a centipede, young children and pets don’t know any better. Those who centipedes have bitten report the injury is as painful as a bee sting. Why not avoid this many-legged menace altogether and eradicate them with a pest control application?


At first glance, you might think it’s just a cute little beetle. But cockroaches are probably the very worst bug to have in your home. Spiders may be creepy, but they hunt other bugs, so they’re not entirely bad to have around. Roaches, on the other hand, are well-known for the health problems they cause in humans. They’re great survivors – having first evolved some 300 million years ago – and the notoriety around them is not unfounded. Some roaches have been known to live for a length of time without a head! As gross as this is, the reason roaches are such a bad problem is, well, their poop. All animals must poop, and when roaches do so in your home, this can be harmful. Their fecal matter can cause or exacerbate asthma and allergic reactions. They’ll gnaw through your food – even through food wrappers – and they are masters at finding their way in. Perimeter pest control spray is incredibly good at keeping these bugs out, however, because the spray can easily reach into all those nooks and crannies.

Carpenter Ants

Perimeter pest control can target any crawling insect, so in truth, any ant that tries to cross the threshold will die off. However, of all the ants in Michigan, carpenter ants are by far the worst. That’s because, as their name suggests, they like wood. Unlike termites, which eat wood, carpenter ants like to carve out tunnels in shelving, furniture, and even walls. They use these tunnels to travel undisturbed and avoid predators. Unfortunately for us humans, all those tunnels can weaken the structural integrity of the walls or furniture and cause irreparable damage.


Let’s clear the air: earwigs do NOT nest in your ear. It’s an unfortunate name that evokes fear and myths, but it’s just not how earwigs roll. The only thing they’ll nest in is your houseplants, where they love to chow down on the leaves. But when it comes to your ear canal, they are no more likely than any other bug to get in. Now, they are no doubt creepy with those giant rear pincers, and no one could blame you for being freaked out at the sight of one.

How Perimeter Pest Control Works

So what is this magical treatment that kills all these bugs and more? It’s not magic – it’s science! Your pest control technician will spray around the exterior of your home, creating a perimeter. This barrier will last for many weeks after it’s dry – even through storms! Any crawling bug that attempts to cross the border will die. So, in reality, our treatment not only targets all the bugs we’ve mentioned but dozens more as well. Once dry, the barrier is safe for humans and pets, so you don’t have to worry. It’s a tried-and-true pest control method, and late fall is the perfect time to have this done.

Right now, bugs are looking for warm places to spend the winter. And for many critters, your home fits the bill. By spraying now, you can enjoy a creepy crawly-free home all winter long.

Don’t Let Bugs Make You Uncomfortable – Call Go Green!

For many years, the experts at Go Green Lawn & Tree Care have delivered peace of mind to thousands of Michigan’s homeowners. In addition to lawn care services, we are also a pest control company that services West Bloomfield and the surrounding communities. If you’re wondering how to get rid of spiders in your house, you’ve come to the right place. Our perimeter pest control service will treat the exterior of your home to keep creepy crawlies out. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (248) 387-6296 or leave us a message online.

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