Pest proofing tips for new home buyers

Just bought your new home? Congratulations!

Pest proofing is an important step in maintaining the value and cleanliness of your new home, along with the health of your family.

Here are some tips to help you pest proof your new home:

  1. Before moving into your new home, inspect the property for any signs of pest infestation such as droppings, nests, or damage to woodwork. Look for cracks or holes in walls, floors, and foundations, as well as gaps around pipes and vents that could allow pests to enter.

  2.  Seal all potential entry points such as cracks, gaps, and holes around the exterior of your home using caulk or sealant. This will prevent pests from entering your home and nesting inside.

  3. Keep your home clean: Keeping your home clean and free from clutter is essential in preventing pest infestations. Regularly vacuum carpets and mop floors, wipe down surfaces, and clean up any food or drink spills immediately.

  4.  Store food in airtight containers to prevent pests from accessing it. Make sure to clean up any food crumbs or spills in your kitchen and dining area.

  5. Moisture attracts pests such as termites, cockroaches, and ants. Fix any leaks or water damage in your home promptly and ensure proper ventilation in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area.

  6.  Keep your lawn mowed and free of debris, and trim any overgrown trees or bushes to eliminate hiding places for pests.

  7.  Consider working with a pest control professional to assess your home for potential pest problems and develop a pest management plan. They can also provide ongoing treatments to prevent infestations.

Pest Proofing is often more affordable in the long-run as compared to pest control. With a little professional guidance, you can help keep your new home pest-free and maintain a healthy and comfortable living environment.

Check out this video on the pest proofing process for new builds!

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