Pest Control as a Homeowner

What Do New Homeowners Need to Know About Pest Control?

When you move into your first home, there is a lot to get done. Pest control seems low on the list of priorities, especially if there are no visible pests around. However, creepy crawlies could already be living in your home. Luckily, there are plenty of tips and tricks to keep unwanted guests out of your new house. Learn all you need to know about pest control as a new homeowner. 

Deep Clean Your House

Most homeowners already want to deep clean their house, but it is worth mentioning. Even if there are no unwanted guests in your home, a deep clean can prevent them from making a visit. 

You can also think about investing in an automatic robot vacuum. They are programmable to start vacuuming at a certain time, ensuring that crumbs are not left on the floor for an extended period of time. 

Not only dirty homes have pest problems. Even the smallest of crumbs can attract pests. 

Check Out Entry Points

It is crucial to focus on potential entry points. If you notice a crack in the foundation, take care of it as soon as possible. Broken or torn door screens and window frames make your house easily accessible to pests. Fix those as soon as you have noticed a problem.

If your home is newly built, construction can often cause a potential pest problem. Look out for signs of unwanted guests if your home has recently been under construction.  

Keep a Well-Maintained Yard

A well-maintained yard can help keep any unwanted pests away from your house.  

Keep firewood and similar items away from your house. Trim overhanging trees to prevent animals from making surprise visits to your attic or upper level. 

Avoid mulch, if possible. It can often collect moisture and pests. It is best to use stone mulch or cedar chips. 
Reduce the amount of moisture around your yard to help keep mosquitoes away. Re-position gutters to make sure water spills away from the foundation to help deter termites.

A new home should be celebrated. It should also be protected for the special memories to come. Worldwide Pest Control, Inc. wants to help you keep your home free of any unwanted guests. If you ever notice signs of pest visits, contact Worldwide Pest Control as soon as possible. Your home is for you, and we will make sure it stays that way.