Congrats on becoming a homeowner! But before you move into your new home, it is vital to take some preventative measures against rodent and pest infestations. Not taking these measures will subject you to expensive professional pest control services to get rid of pests from your home and property.
Rodents and insects are never the first things that come to mind for a homeowner. This is why most real estate transactions include a termite inspection and sometimes even a full pest inspection of the home. Here are a few tips that you should take into account.
- Get in touch with professionals
If you have enough time before you move into your new house, you should definitely get in touch with a professional pest control company. You can learn more here. The professionals will not just recognize the current pest problems, they will also offer you expert tips to prevent pest issues that are common in most households. And in case you have already moved into your new home, it is still never too late to get a hold of a professional pest inspection.
- Deep clean your house before moving in
Before you close the deal on your new home, you may also request a professional cleaning service. Though this task is not something that is required for the seller to do, it is worth asking about. Go beyond house cleaning yourself and hire a home cleaning service that has experience handling new homes. Remove all shelf liners, clean the place, and replace items if required. Clean above and under the cabinets in case there is enough shelf space.
- Seal all cracks and crevices
If you inspect your home, you will find several areas that offer easy access to small animals and insects. All you need to do is seal these spaces with water-tight sealant or caulk. In cases where there is extensive damage or openings, a professional pest control service may help. Make sure you check areas like siding joints, the foundation, windows and window wells, pipes that lead to the external portion of your home, and all exterior doors, and windows.
So, if you’ve already done all the DIY pest control measures on your own and you still find your new home to be infested by pests, call a local professional pest control agency. They will send professional exterminators who can help you get rid of pests and rodents.