The most effective way to manage pests is seasonally. This is because products only last 90 days and are ineffective during egg and pupal stages of the pest life cycle. A visit from Green Shield will typically include the following each season. For a quick guide of which pests are covered with our standard plan, please see our pest library.
Prior to treatment, Green Shield will perform a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home or business and ask lots of questions. This will give us the best possible chance to diagnose and treat accordingly.
On a first visit we will use products that bugs will take back to the nest. On subsequent visits, repellents work best to seal entry points. The foundation is ground zero for pests trying to get inside for moisture or food.
Besides the foundation, windows and doors are the second most likely place pests enter a home or business, especially for fall pests like stink bugs. We use a variety of dusts which will not stain windows, but will stop invaders in their tracks.
Instead of only treating the structure like most companies, we often apply granules to softer surfaces like lawns and flower beds when necessary. These release a product over time so bugs do not come close to your home. Many who experience ticks around their home or business also like us to apply granules along the wood line of their property.
It's not always necessary, but when significant infestations occur such as carpenter ants we are able to monitor and apply baits and gels to cracks and crevices to flush out pests from a common place, the inside of the wall cavity.