Pest Control for New Homeowners
Congratulations! You’ve just closed on your new home and are getting ready to move in. Ideally you are moving into a beautiful, clean home that does not have any pest problems. But that does not mean it isn’t time to start thinking about bugs. Making a plan for pest prevention from day one can help make sure that you never deal with an infestation in your home.
How to Protect Your New Home from Bugs and Rodents
Reducing the chances of an infestation is two-fold. You want to make your yard and home less attractive for bugs, and you want to physically prevent them from getting in. These ideas will help protect both a new build and an existing home:
- Cover Openings – Look around your foundation, siding, and roofline for any cracks or openings. You will want to seal these up to prevent bugs from squeezing through them to gain access inside.
- Trim Shrubs and Branches – Like gardens, overgrown trees and shrubs can harbor bugs. Those that are near your home are the worst because bugs and wildlife pests can crawl up them and into your home aboveground.
- Check Drainage – Water that saturates the soil next to your home attracts termites and other insects. Make sure your downspouts are directed away from your home, outdoor faucets are not leaking, and sprinklers do not spray directly onto your siding or foundation.
- Reseal Windows and Doors – Make sure door and window frames fit tightly and that door sweeps touch the ground. If there are gaps, put in sealant or replace door sweeps.
Some larger problems may have been noted in your inspection. Now it is a good idea to inspect your home on your own and address these issues that may attract pests and make it easy for them to get into your home.
Professional Pest Control for New Homes
If you have moved in and suspect there may be a pest problem left over from the previous occupants – maybe you see droppings, a large number of dead bugs, or have spotted live insects – professional pest control is a must to get rid of any existing infestation.
Homes that do not have a bug problem should still get started with bi-monthly or quarterly pest control. 24 hour Pest Control NYC regularly visits homes in New York to look for any bugs risks and apply pest treatments around the perimeter of your home. This creates an uncrossable barrier to keep pests from ever getting inside and is the most effective and affordable way to manage pests. Get a pest prevention partner for your home by calling us today to keep your family comfortable in your new place.