March 14, 2023

Interior vs Exterior Pest Control: Things Have Changed

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Culture and society never stop changing. Products improve and methods evolve. The pest control industry is no different. Over the past several years, we have experienced an evolution of pest control products and methods.

In the past, effective pest control consisted of a "bug man" (technician) coming to your home. They would begin at your front door, spraying the baseboard. Once they followed the baseboard all the way around your home, they would collect payment and wave goodbye. In 30 days, they would come back to repeat the same process.

Doing pest control this way, monthly visits were necessary, because the product's residual effectiveness lasted only 30 days. After a month, the chemical's effectiveness decreased each day, allowing pests to move back in. Though it was not very effective, this interior-focused pest control method was used often. Exterior pest control was rarely administered.

Shifting Our Focus

Boy, have things changed! Rather than focusing on interior pest control, we have seen much better results by shifting our focus to exterior pest treatment. In addition to this, advancing technologies within the pest control industry have resulted in longer-lasting treatments. By taking advantage of these advancements, we are able to take a green approach to pest control.

At Soles Exterminating, our mission is to provide value for our customers through a complete customer experience. Nearly all of our new customers choose one of our exterior pest control programs. Many of our existing customers are transitioning from interior pest control to exterior pest control. Our customers have been able to see the effectiveness and value in focusing on exterior treatment.

Proactive vs Reactive Approach

Proactive pest control is as simple as taking steps to safeguard your home or building from the threat of insects and rodents. But if you've already got a pest problem, you need reactive pest control. With exterior pest control, we manage pests before they invade your home. However, we understand that sometimes, insects make it through. Whether it's ants, cockroaches, spiders, or other bugs, we'll treat the interior of your home or business as necessary to provide the most effective treatment possible.

How You Can Help

The effectiveness of proactive pest control requires consistent collaboration between the homeowner and our pest control technicians. Our technicians will offer proactive recommendations that will help the customer achieve the best results. These recommendations may include (but are not limited to):

  • Trimming tree branches away from the home so insects and rodents cannot use them for access.
  • Removing particular plants or bushes that attract White Footed Ants.
  • Keeping outdoor garbage bins sealed and cleaned to avoid attracting cockroaches.
  • Removing fruit that has fallen from fruit trees to avoid attracting rats and other rodents to your property.
  • Sealing cracks and openings near doors and windows where insects may access the home.
  • Ensuring excessive moisture is addressed (many insects are attracted to moisture).

Whichever recommendations your technician provides, by managing your property, you are engaging in proactive pest control. A consistent proactive pest management plan will achieve effective, long-lasting results.

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What our customers are saying . . .

“Service techs were prompt, professional, and super polite. They were thorough in the investigation of my ant problem. They were knowledgeable about the products they were applying. I will use this company again.”
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“Professional and quick to come out to the house. Did both the outside of the house and as well as the inside for prevention. Very pleased with the service quality and speed of the service.”
Angi Review
“I can't say enough good things about Soles Exterminating. They come every three months and guarantee their work. They are prompt and thorough. I highly recommend them for servicing your home or business!”
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“When my dog was bitten by a poisonous spider, I called Soles Exterminating because they were local and had a five star rating. Boy, did they prove how good they are! They are part of our family now. I highly recommend them!”
Google Review
“Fast, professional, and great service all around. I am deadly afraid of rats and mice. I saw one of each in the home and almost died. Soles came to my house that same morning. Two thumbs up for the entire crew!”
Angi Review
“Soles is fantastic! It is so nice to rely on a company that I can allow into my home when my kids and dogs are there with no worries! They listened to my concerns and went outside to find the source of the problem.”
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“Affordable, honest, reliable and on time. I’m on a quarterly schedule, but on the rare occasion that I have an uninvited pest, I call them and they exterminate at no extra cost. Highly recommend them.”
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“Soles Exterminating took care of my flea problem when it seemed others couldn't or didn't care. Other companies sent sales people to review my property—then they would send a ‘pest guy.’ Soles is the real deal.”
Angi Review
“We used Soles in our mobile home park for a very large pest problem. They were very polite and worked extremely hard to eradicate our problem. I highly recommend them—they will be our first call with any future pest issues.”
Google Review
“A family-owned business that I've used for several years starting with my previous condo. The family is super friendly, trustworthy, and they get the job done.”
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