Imagine the ground in a forest. Usually it is full of fallen leaves, mulched branches or bark from trees, pine needles, and so forth. This is perfect for pests that creep and crawl. It allows them a place to hide, a place to nest, and a place to lay eggs or bear young. In essence, it's where critters love to live. Now imagine the area around your Colorado Springs home or business. Are there leaves or mulch in the window wells? Are there leaves gathering in a carpet that is right up against your building? This is perfect for pests. Make sure to eliminate anything that touches your house or hangs over your property.
There are some measures we can all take as basic prevention against pests. We sweep, mop, vacuum crumbs and clean up food spills to eliminate the minute traces of odors that only pests can detect. Another level of basic protection is a chemical barrier around the outside and inside perimeter of your Colorado Springs home to deter pests. Keep your Colorado Springs property protected with Lawn Doctor's special formula administered by our professionals.
Physical barriers that protect your Colorado Springs property include some more obvious and less obvious barriers. Doors and windows physically block pests from coming in. Doors allow access to people and guests such as dogs and cats. Windows allow air inside. When open, windows must have an additional level of protection: a screen. A screen allows fresh air inside your Colorado Springs property while it keeps insects out. Another level of protection around windows and screens is caulking. It is a semi-plastic, semi-rubber substance that goes on like a glue or putty substance but hardens similar to rubber or plastic. Caulking fills in cracks and seals gaps between the window sill and the screen or the window itself.