How to Keep Spiders, Ants and Other Pests Out of Your House: Tips from Terro

Fall is the time of year when cool weather starts driving spiders, cockroaches, ants and creepy crawlers indoors. Stop them in their tracks with these tips from Terro.

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Terro Outdoor Ant Killer Granules

Treating the perimeter of your house with products that both kill and repel provides the best protection from spiders, ants and other insects.

Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 25, 2010

It’s fall, that time of year when cool weather starts driving spiders, cockroaches, ants and other pests indoors. Before the shrieks and yelps these unwanted visitors tend to bring along, halt them in their tracks with a few simple tips from TERRO, the leading manufacturer of pest control products for consumers.

“The best line of defense to keep pesky fall invaders from migrating into your house is to set up point-of-entry barriers,” says Stew Clark, Director of Research and Development at Terro. “Treating the perimeter of your house with products that both kill and repel provides the best protection from spiders, ants and other insects.”

Create an Outdoor Ant Barrier
Since most ant infestations are linked to a colony that is actually located underground outside the house, Clark recommends applying TERRO Outdoor Ant Killer Granules around the entire perimeter of the house. “The Outdoor Ant Killer Granules are packaged in an easy-to-apply Shaker Bag™ that allows the granules to be easily distributed in a three- to five-foot band around the typical house,” says Clark. No spreader is needed to apply.

Stop Spiders from Entering House
Terro Spider Killer is a crack and crevice aerosol contact spray that is highly effective against spiders, including brown recluses, black widows and hobo species, scorpions, cockroaches, crickets and other pests. “Because the product kills on contact, it immediately eases the dread of having a spider enter the home. However, the spray has a residual control so it continues to stop pests from entering your home for up to 12 weeks,” says Clark. An extension tube allows the user to choose between a directional “stream” for crack and crevice treatment, or a regular spray pattern.

“Spiders and scorpions are often found in woodpiles, heaps of dead leaves or anywhere debris builds up,” concludes Clark. “In addition to spraying, removing debris around your home will lessen the possibility of any unwanted guests coming in.”

For more information on how to get rid of spiders, ants and other pests, Ask the Expert at http://www.terro.com, or call the company at 1-800-837-7644. Additional information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/TerroDeadAnts.

About TERRO
TERRO® is the industry leader in ant control and has been a trusted brand for more than 90 years. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the company offers proven ant control products, including liquid ant baits, aerosol sprays, perimeter granules and ant dust. TERRO products are widely distributed at all leading hardware, home center, mass merchant, food and drug, farm and fleet and independent garden center retailers nationwide. For more information about TERRO products, call 1-800-837-7644, or visit http://terro.com

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