Pest Control Advice for Buying a New Home

The moment you move into your home, you want it to be pest-free. The last thing you want is to see ants in your kitchen, cockroaches in your closet, or any other pests throughout your new home.....

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September 16, 2020

The moment you move into your home, you want it to be pest-free. The last thing you want is to see ants in your kitchen, cockroaches in your closet, or any other pests throughout your new home. By following some pest control tips for new homeowners, you can be sure to get any pests out and keep them out.

Seal Up Entryways

When you buy a home, you need to be aware of the various ways that pests can enter your home. Often, it’s the smallest area that they’ll make their way into – maybe it’s a crack in the foundation, a hole in a screen, or a poorly caulked window. By having a pest control technician come out, it’s possible to identify all of the different entryways.

Once the entryways are closed up, you eliminate a significant amount of opportunities for pests to enter your home. Then, you can learn how to seal those entry points up on your own as you see them appear periodically over the years.

Maintain Your Yard

By maintaining your yard, you can eliminate a number of pests that would otherwise find themselves making their way into your home through windows, crawl spaces, and more. Some of the more common pests include spiders and crickets. You may also encounter ants and wasps if you’re not careful.

Here are a few tips:

• Treat any mulch that you use for landscaping as many pests will hitch a ride inside the bags.

• Keep your trees and brushes pruned so that they don’t scrape against your home.

• Choose native species.

• Apply diatomaceous earth periodically.

• Get rid of the pests as you see them appear.

The soil you use and the plants that you include in your landscaping matters. If you notice a lot of pests in your landscaping, it’s only a matter of time before they make it into your home. Just as you need to focus on interior pest control, exterior pest control is equally as important.

Have the Home Treated Before Move In

Whether the home has just been built or you bought a home that is a few years old, it should be treated for pests. Even the newest of homes can have pests inside because it’s been open to the elements for months as construction workers move in and out.

You can have a few bug bombs set off so that anything that is living will be dead by the time you move in. This includes anything that may be behind the walls or in the attic.

It can also be advantageous to have a pest control technician walk the entire home. It will be possible to find any signs of termites, mice, or any other pests that may have made themselves at home before you’ve had a chance to make yourself at home.

Explore Contracts for Ongoing Pest Control

Even once the home has been treated, you’re going to want to have pest control. As you move furniture and boxes in, you could be inadvertently bringing pests into your home. Additionally, as the doors are open while the movers bring things inside, various insects can crawl and fly in without you knowing it.

Throughout different times of the year, certain pests are going to be more problematic in Idaho. For example, termites will typically swarm in both the spring and the fall. You’ll want to prepare for this to ensure you don’t encounter any kind of infestation.

Should you find a few bugs here and there, you can always call knowing that we’ll send a technician out to treat the problem. It provides you the guarantee that you’re going to be pest-free for as long as you live in the home.

By choosing a pest control contract, you can take action around your home. At Owyhee Environmental, our technicians can come out regularly to treat your property. If you notice a particular pest, we can address the problem with a spray, trap, or even a bait station in the yard.

It’s always best to be proactive than reactive. Don’t wait until you see the pests run across your living room floor. Let’s work on making sure that they are gone before you move in – and that you never have them enter your home ever again.

Pest control for first-time buyers can seem overwhelming. You don’t want to see pests or deal with what they leave behind. At Owyhee Environmental, we offer the comprehensive pest control services you need. With our help, we’ll get your new home taken care of so you can live in it without wondering what will pop out of a crack or crevice.

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