Are you in the process of moving into a new home? First, congrats! Next, make sure pests don’t get the chance to move in with you! From ants and bed bugs to ticks and rodents, there are so many pests that can sneak into your new house and make themselves right at home if you’re not careful.
Here are some tips that’ll help you prevent pests from entering your new home:
Schedule a home inspection
Before you take ownership of a home, have a home inspection done on it. During an inspection, a home inspector can look for any signs of termites, mice, and other common critters around a home. They can either give it a clean bill of health or recommend pest control services that should be done prior to you purchasing the home.
Pack up all your belongings properly
The last thing you want to do is have pests get into your home by latching onto your belongings when you’re moving them. Use sturdy packing boxes to move clothing, blankets, pillows, and more. By packing these things up, you’ll stop pests from being able to hang on to them for dear life.
Check the exterior of your new home for openings
This is another thing that a home inspector can check for. But you should also get into the habit of walking around your new home and keeping an eye out for any small openings that might serve as a welcome sight for pests. Rodents can sneak through very tiny holes and access your home if you’re not careful.
Look for standing water and get rid of it
Standing water will attract all kinds of pests to your home. You’ll have mosquitos, cockroaches, and more buzzing around when standing water can sit for long periods of time. Eliminate standing water from your property and find the source of it if it keeps coming back.