Are you buying a new home this summer and want to know how to keep your new home pest free? We at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators can tell you all about how you and your family can stay bug free this summer in your new home. Purchasing a new home can be an exciting time for anyone, but what’s not exciting is having unwanted guest in your home. Let’s look below at how you and your family can keep your new home pest free before you move in.
Home Pest Inspection
One thing that is very important when you are purchasing a home, is having a home pest inspection before signing on the dotted line. Even if your new home has just been built, it’s always nice to have that reassurance that your home is pest free. Besides the cosmetic updates of your new home, it’s very important to locate any known problems that the naked eye can see. Allow our professional exterminators to come out and do a home inspection on the prospective house you’re wanting to purchase before you close on your home. We don’t want you to move into a home that is full of pests.
While many homeowners love to keep wood stacked neatly against their home or near it for easy access, it can draw in multiple pests. Some of the pests that you may find lurking inside or around the wood would be snakes, rodents and even termites. When you are searching for that perfect home, be sure that the previous owners either get rid of the stored wood or that they move it away from the home at least 20 feet. We don’t want you and your family to have to drop the wood before you bring indoors this winter.
Many homeowners will use mulch in the landscaping of their home to help bring curb appeal to the home. But we can tell you that this is also a good source of food for termites and a good home for other animals. Always make sure that the mulch is kept at least 15 inches from the homes foundation and that the mulch is pretty new. Buying a home that has older mulch in the front landscaping areas can be a perfect breeding zone for snakes and termites. Keeping the gardens clean and always with fresh mulch can help bring good curb appeal and free from any pests.
Gutters on a home are often neglected as homeowners may not feel that they need to be cleaned as often. But if your home has trees near-by that can be a different story for any homeowner. Not only can the gutters get clogged with branches, leaves and debris, it can also be a way to attract unwanted pests. One of the unwanted pests that you could see, and encounter are termites. Gutters if clogged collect water and can make a perfect breeding spot for termites. Don’t let your new home be the new home for termites and allow us to come and check it out for you.
There are many other things that could happen before you close on your new home, but we don’t want it to be over unwanted pests. If you have found your forever home and would like for us to do a home inspection on it, please give us a call today! We hope that you and your family will have a wonderful summer and can love your home pest free!