Congratulations! You’ve finally bought your own house!
Now you’re planning to host a housewarming party and you’re going to invite all of your close family and friends. There’s going to be music, games, drinks and food; it’s going to be the perfect start to the new phase of your life!
But imagine having an uninvited guest crash your party! Sounds horrific, right?
That’s exactly what pests will do if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect your new house from creepy-crawlies! Not only will they embarrass you in front of your guests, but they’ll also damage the structure of your house and cause you to fall sick, should they decide to stay.
It’s definitely not far-fetched; a survey conducted in 2012 showed that 84% of homeowners in the United States deal with some kind of pest infestation. The most common intruders are ants, flies, mice, spiders, wasps and mosquitoes. These bugs and critters lead to health problems such as infections, allergies, asthma and other serious illnesses.
But don’t worry, with these helpful tips you’ll be able to defend your new house from the unwanted pests very easily!
Before you move in, make sure that you swipe, mop, and vacuum every nook and cranny of the house. Pests love to hide in dark places, so if your new house had been sitting vacant on the market, there’s a high risk of a pest infestation. By cleaning the new property thoroughly, you can eliminate the chances of getting these unwanted guests.
Maintain the Yard
Cleaning the outside of your house is as important as cleaning the inside of it. So if there’s unkempt grass, wood piles or large bushes in the yard of your new house, start cleaning them up immediately. They provide hiding spots for pests which can come wandering into your house.
Seal Up the Entry Points
Inspect your house for any cracks, holes or cervices that can provide access to rats, cockroaches and ants into your house. If you find such spots, block them by sealing them up.
Check Your Items
When you’re packing your belongings for the big move, make sure you don’t let any bugs and critters into your boxes. If you’re bringing along items that had been sitting in the attic for a long time, inspect them for the presence of pests before bringing them to your new house.
Get Your House Inspected
And of course, one of the most effective ways to make sure your new house isn’t already home to someone else, is to call in a pest control company for an inspection. Their team of professionals will know the exact signs of pest infestations and where to look for them. If they do find some intruders, they’ll offer you the best solution to get rid of them.
If you’re in Columbus, Ohio, get in touch with Xterminator today! We’re one of the leading pest control services in the area, providing excellent pest extermination solutions including bedbug removal and free termite inspection.