Four Seasons Approach

Hello world!
May 10, 2016

You may see creepy crawlers only during certain of the year, but that’s deceptive. Depending on the season, different pests are active in and around homes seeking shelter, food and water. As temperatures rise and fall, pest activities change. The threat of bugs is always present, but Mountaineer’s Four Seasons Protection Plan is a thorough approach that uses different application techniques and materials. Results are guaranteed.

Spring, summer, and fall treatments focus on your home’s exterior, where insects and other pests live and breed. This keeps bugs and rodents from getting inside. As winter approaches, we move indoors to inspect the attic, plumbing accesses and areas known to harbor pests. But if they come back between our visits, Mountaineer will, too, free of charge.

Spring:

Insects mate in spring. To slow reproduction we target the home’s exterior, where insects live and breed, to kill the colonies and establish long-term protection. Steps include:

  • Removing spider webs
  • Applying a chemical dust to entry points, including utility boxes and attic access points
  • Treating exterior hot spots, including window and door frames, that are potential harbor sites and food sources
  • Power treating along the home’s foundation and in landscape features
  • Placing granular bait for ant larvae and workers, crickets and roaches
  • Applying granular ant bait to slow reproduction

Summer

Insects eat during the summer, and because they move faster this time of year, they fear predators less. Mountaineer matches their speed with fast-acting products that slow them down and take them out. We also:

• Remove spider webs and apply repellent
• Treat exterior entry points and hot spots
• Power treat along paved surfaces and landscape features, including walkways
• Spread granules in thick grass, mulch, rock beds, decorative bark and similar areas
• Apply granular baits to decrease insect reproduction

Fall

Young insects are maturing, and all pests are building up reserves for the winter. They also are looking for hiding places. Your home can be one of them. To keep pests out, we barricade the perimeter by caulking window frames and sealing doors. Other defensive strategies include:

• Removing spider webs
• Applying a chemical dust to entry points, including utility boxes and attic access points
• Treating exterior hot spots, including window and door frames, that could provide shelter or food
• Spreading granules in thick grass, mulch, rock beds, decorative bark and similar areas
• Placing rodent monitoring stations in problem areas as needed

Winter

It’s cold outside, and insects are trying hard to get indoors, where they can hide until spring. We drive them out with our “green” pest control techniques. Our environmentally friendly approach includes using natural enemies to trap and eradicate pests. We use targeted pesticide applications and botanical repellants. Ours is a long-term and preventative approach known throughout the industry as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). We also:

  • Wipe away webs inside
  • Apply a chemical dust inside cracks and crevices, including baseboards and wall plates
  • Treat attics and in crawl spaces and closets
  • Place ant and roach bait stations under kitchen and bathroom sinks
  • Place insect monitoring stations in critical areas
  • Treat around doors, windows and eaves

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