Moving into a new home is extremely exciting, with so much to organise and sort out. However, it can be difficult to remember all of the small things. Unfortunately, pest infestations in the home are not uncommon – but the last thing you want is to be dealing with unwelcome guests when you first move into a new property.
Whether there are mice in the floorboards, bats in the attic or spiders in the house, dealing with pests in your home can be difficult. When people move into a new home, many forget to check the existence of pests, however, it is very important to do so. Below, we take a look at things homeowners should consider regarding pest control when they move into a new property.
Seal any gaps
While your property may not be visibly infested, it is important that you prevent pests from entering your new home in the future. Depending on the weather, location and condition of your property, the measures you should take to prevent pests will vary. Make sure any interior and exterior gaps are sealed to stop pests from entering your home, and make sure all doors and loose windows are tightened throughout your home. Small cracks and gaps are common entry points for pests.
Do not leave waste unexposed
Different insects and pests are attracted to waste, which is why it is important that you keep your bins in order and do not leave waste exposed around your property. Keep your rubbish in bins with tight lids and, when possible, keep it outside to avoid attracting pests into your property. Make sure that food prep areas are always clean and avoid leaving dirty dishes overnight. You may also want to consider cleaning the garage and gutters.
Use a fumigant
Even if there are not any obvious or visible signs of pests in your new property, investing in a good fumigant is wise. This will give you peace of mind that your home is properly disinfected and any potential pests are warded off.
Contact a pest control company
If you do experience any pests in your new home or there are visible signs of an infestation, you should contact a reputable pest control company to help you deal with the problem. A well established company will have the skills and experience to eliminate pests from your property and ensure that you can settle into your new home without the hassle of an infestation on your hands. In fact, it’s recommended that you hire a pest company on a yearly basis to inspect your home and prevent any infestations.
Guest blog provided by: Eliminate Ltd