Tim from San Antonio, Tx writes,
Do you have a program to cover the major insect pests: ants, spiders, roaches, termites?
We don't have a specific problem, although we notice some spiders, and an occasional ant or roach every few months. I'd like to start a regular program to make sure we never develop a problem. Currently, I set out roach traps every 6 months and use a fire ant bait every year in the yard.
Our most popular general use product is called Talstar. It is widely used by pest control companies because it is labeled for almost every insect you could have a problem with and you can use it outside the home as well as inside, it is odorless and very safe for use around children and pets. It is a liquid concentrate that you mix with water in a one gallon hand pump sprayer. It will last for 60 to 90 days outside in between treatments. It is also labeled for lawn and ornamental use, and can be used on trees, plants, bushes and shrubs for all sorts of ornamental pests including Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, and other leaf eating pests.
We have a great article here on doing your own quarterly pest control.
Answer last updated on: 08/31/2014