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Is Pest Control Effective If Only Done to the Exterior of the Home?

As we spend more time inside during these difficult times, we have probably become increasingly aware that pests are beginning to awake from their winter naps, and are making their early appearances in our homes. The last thing you need right now is for roaches to be building a home in your toilet paper fort you’ve built in your garage, or ants in your pantry.

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As we spend more time inside during these difficult times, we have probably become increasingly aware that pests are beginning to awake from their winter naps, and are making their early appearances in our homes. The last thing you need right now is for roaches to be building a home in your toilet paper fort you’ve built in your garage, or ants in your pantry. As we try to eliminate unnecessary contact and practice ‘social distancing’ according to our COVID policies, many clients are asking; will only spraying the outside of the home still be effective in keeping pests away?

Yes. You can have effective pest prevention by focusing attention on the exterior of your home. This is especially effective early in the spring as our goal with outside only treatment is to eliminate pests before bugs and rodents have a chance to become a problem in the interior of your home. Consistent external treatments are also effective at reducing/eliminating the average in-home pest problem as well. Our external only pest control option is a proactive approach which protects your home and family. Our treatments attack and repel pests outside before they have a chance to invade the inside of your home. In instances of infestation, however, our team would perform a more thorough inspection and develop a custom treatment plan that would involve in-home services.

How external pest control treatment works

External only pest control treatments use our specialized formula that our highly-trained technicians apply every one to three months in concentrated, specific entry areas. These areas include windows, doors, vents, pipes and eves; the places where pests are likely to try to enter. Additionally, our service reduces the insect population around your home, creating a soil barrier that extends up to 10 feet and onto your foundation wall. This preemptively reduces the ability of pests to get close enough to make it inside the home. 

Additionally, you as the homeowner can work collaboratively with us by heeding additional recommendations we may make about your property and how to achieve better results from our treatments. These recommendations may include: 

  • Trimming trees and brush away from the home so they cannot be used as an insect or rodent highway
  • Removing certain types of plants that attract specific pests 
  • Cleaning out leaf filled gutters that almost always lead to certain types of roaches (smokey brown cockroaches), or relocating/cleaning up garbage can area that attracts other types (American, German, etc)
  • Addressing excessive moisture areas that attract ants

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Call Clegg’s for contact-free pest control treatment

Effective pest control includes a routine service program which provides customized pest protection for your home. Whether inside or only on the outside with our “contact free pest control option”, we can effectively help you keep pests at bay. Call us to see how we can set up a contact free service package to keep pests and germs out of you home! 

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Clegg's Locations

Asheville
276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Charlotte
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Clinton
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
Durham
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
Fayetteville
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Greenville
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Kernersville
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
Morehead City
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
New Bern
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Raleigh
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Smithfield
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Southport
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
Wilmington
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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Do you think you may have an infestation?  Don’t waste any more time.  We need to fortify your defenses against an array of formidable foes.  We offer a wide array of residential as well as commercial grade services throughout North Carolina.

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Our residential pest management plans are custom tailored to your specific situation and need.

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Pest control services for schools, hospitals, apartment complexes, offices, and everything in between.

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Are you a current or former member of our nation’s military? We would like to show our thanks and appreciation for your service in the form of a special discount on Clegg’s Pest Control services.

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Initial General Pest Control Service

Residential and new customers only. Must sign up for pest control maintenance plan. Must be 18 or older to redeem. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Call your local branch for more details.

$100 OFF

Initial Moisture Control Services

One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to initial moisture services only. No Cash Value. Must be 18 or older to redeem.

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New Initial Termite Services

One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to new initial termite services only. Does not include termite reports for closings or termite pretreatment services. No cash value. Must be 18 or older to redeem

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$49 OFF

Initial General Pest Control Service

Residential and new customers only. Must sign up for pest control maintenance plan. Must be 18 or older to redeem. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Call your local branch for more details.

$100 OFF

New Initial Termite Services

One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to new initial termite services only. Does not include termite reports for closings or termite pretreatment services. No cash value. Must be 18 or older to redeem

15% OFF

Initial Bed Bug Control Services

Residential and New Customers Only. Call your local branch for details! Excludes Bedding Encasements. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household.

15% OFF

Clegg's Military Discount

Are you a current or former member of our nation’s military? We would like to show our thanks and appreciation for your service in the form of a special discount on Clegg’s Pest Control services.

$100 OFF

Initial Moisture Control Services

One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to initial moisture services only. No Cash Value. Must be 18 or older to redeem.

All Locations

Click on a location below to learn more about services, solutions, and pests in your area.

276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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