Building A New Home? What To Know About Pest Control

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Some of the pests in and around your home may seem harmless. Have you overlooked a few ants here and there or signs that a mouse has visited your food pantry through the night? These pests may seem harmless enough, but in reality, they could lead to serious problems in your home. Our blog will show you some of the potential risks of ignoring pests in and around your home. You will learn what pests to eliminate immediately and tips for doing so without putting yourself or your family at risk of any harmful effects of poisons and the traps used to get rid of the pests.

Building A New Home? What To Know About Pest Control

31 May 2018
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No one likes the thought of pests in their home. However, many think that pests are only a problem in homes that aren't cleaned properly or in older homes. However, even new construction homes can be plagued with infestations from the beginning. Pests such as rodents, termites, ants, and more can infest your home even during the construction process. If you are building a new home, it's very important to keep pest control in mind during the construction process. Here are three things that you should be aware of. 

Plan Ahead

The first thing that you need to know is that when you are building a new home it's important to consider pest control ahead of time. There are a lot of things that you can do that will help keep your new home pest free in the future. Any materials that are used in the building of your home should be inspected for pests before being used. If you are in an area with termites, using non-cellulose building materials can help prevent potential infestations. Before starting construction, consulting with a pest control professional, such as from E & R Exterminating Company, Inc., can help you determine the best ways to protect your home during construction.

Reducing Moisture Can Help

When it comes to pest infestations, moisture can play a big role. During construction and after construction it's important to take steps to reduce moisture in your home since it can attract pests. Dehumidifiers range in price from $150 to $400 and can help remove moisture from your new home. It's also important to look for areas where moisture and pests may enter to your new home. Keeping these areas to a minimum will help prevent future infestations and keep you home pest free for years to come.

It Needs to be Worked into Your Budget

When it comes to building a home, it's important to also build pest control into your budget. The cost of pest control will vary depending on the size of your home and what type of pests are  commonly found in your area. How often pest control services are needed can also vary, however, monthly and quarterly pest control are popular choices. On average monthly pest control services cost between $40 and $45 with quarterly services ranging in price from $100 to $300 for an average sized home. 

When building a new home, it's important to keep pest control in mind. Planning ahead during the construction process can help prevent infestations from taking root early on. Reducing moisture can also help keep your home pest free. It's also important to work pest control services into your budget. In order to prevent pests it's important to be diligent with pest control services.