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Old 01-21-2013, 12:50 PM
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Who does Perimiter Pest control?

Looking into adding perimeter pest control onto our lawn care. Who already does this? Our supplier thinks its a good add on service. We don't have to add anything for equipment. Chemical is cheep, just have to add onto our license. Just thinking about other ways to make a little extra. Thoughts?
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:14 PM
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It's a moneymaker. Use Bifenthrin T/O. You can get it even cheaper from Quali-Pro.

I don't do it because I don't have the time but it's an easy sell and profitable.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:17 PM
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We do it rounds 2,3,4. Most people prepay because its cheap. Very nice margin. I wish I could just do perimeter pest control all day.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:22 PM
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We do it rounds 2,3,4. Most people prepay because its cheap. Very nice margin. I wish I could just do perimeter pest control all day.
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It is some gravy thats for sure. I'm stupid for not doing it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:33 PM
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I am looking to do perimeter pest control also. What equipment do you use? I know some co. just use a backpack sprayer and spray 3' up the foundation & 3-5' out on the landscape.

Is a back pack enough volume or do you need to pull a hose from a skid sprayer?

Is it better to spread a granular product on the ground instead of spraying the ground/beds/plants?

Do you spray the wasp nests under the eves?

Do anybody spray the sides of homes in the fall for box elder bugs or Asian lady beetles? Do you need a skid sprayer for that? Is it a problem spraying whole side of house and getting water spots on the windows?

Thanks guys. I know I asked a lot of questions. Any info would help.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:42 PM
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You are starting to go a little past perimeter pest control into pest control when you start spraying the house and eves. Not sure about your licensing but in PA you can do perimeter treatments just by adding ornamental gardens cat 6 but to spray the house you need cat 11 and additional insurance.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:24 PM
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I have all the same questions as you GW Andy. Looking for whatever help I can get
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General pest and perimeter pest ?
I think they are the same thing . You need a separate license for general pest control and a back pack will do if you use Temprid .

It's pretty simple
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:20 AM
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General pest and perimeter pest ?
I think they are the same thing . You need a separate license for general pest control and a back pack will do if you use Temprid .

It's pretty simple
Depending on your location and pest pressure, I will disagree about the PRETTY SIMPLE for the simpleton. Once you start offering Perimeter pest control you open your self up to structural pest control and call backs when the customer gets bugs of any kind inside the house. German Roaches are real common all over the USA and can spread real easy via Pizza home delivery. They are also very hard to control in most cases. All restaurants will have roaches of some kind once and a while. Pest control of food handling areas is a big business and Eco Lab is a nation wide company that only does Hotels and Restaurants.

Bed Bugs are in the news big time and spreading all over the world due resistances to sodium blocker insecticide including DDT and Pyrethroid. Grain Beetles are part of a group of insects called Pantry Pests and I just treated my own house for them. I bought them at supermarket and they were package in pasta but spread once in my pantry.

My point being while perimeter treatment can help reduce pest pressure, BUT it is not a cure all. You might want to look real hard before you leap into a business that sounds to good to be true.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:04 AM
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Im going to get licensed in structual pest feb 7. From talking to most of my current lawn care customers the do only perimeter and would love me to offer that service. From the research i did it seems like in wisconsin doing just a perimeter pest control makes the majority of customers happy and gives good results. Does any one in the northern regions have any advice?
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