Moving into a brand-new home can seem exciting at first, but it can also be nerve-wracking. After all, your new house is probably the only place you’ll call home for the foreseeable future. However, that doesn’t mean it will be a completely smooth process. When you move into a new home, there’s a good chance you’ll run into some pesky pests that you didn’t know existed, and they could make your life miserable if left unchecked. Bugs exist everywhere, so being prepared for them when moving into your new home is essential no matter where you live. Here are some of the most common pests and how to deal with them once they invade your new home:
Every summer, a new wave of blood suckers arrives in the form of mosquitoes. Many homeowners are under the false impression that mosquitoes only appear in warm climates, but this isn’t actually the case. In fact, these pests can be found at all times of the year in all regions of the country. If there is standing water source near your new home, you’re likely to encounter them as well. The best defense against mosquitoes is a good offense. If there are any areas in your new home that are likely to have standing water, you should try to take care of them right away. Keeping your outdoor water sources covered and removing excess water altogether will go a long way toward keeping these pests at bay. Also, make sure to close your windows and doors at night. Every now and then, it’s helpful to open a window and let in some fresh air to help keep moths and other pests away.
When you move into a new home, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a few pests along the way. This is because nearly every building has a few that make their way in. Many of these are common household pests that are present in most homes. Some of the most common pests you’ll run into when moving into a new home include ants, cockroaches, mice, and rats. If you have a sunny outdoor patio, you’re pretty likely to encounter ants, but most other pests are likely to find their way into your new home as well. The best way to ward off most pests is simply to keep them out. This means taking extra precautions with your outdoor decorations and keeping any potential entry points covered or closed. Install deadbolts on your doors and windows and make sure your trash can is kept tightly covered at all times. If you have a patio, make sure to keep it covered and take care to not leave any water sources out there.
If you’re moving into a rural area, you’re likely to encounter more than your fair share of squirrels, rabbits and rodents. These pesky vermin can be particularly problematic for homeowners who have gardens and/or outdoor areas. When you move into a new home, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for rodents. If you notice any in your yard, take the necessary precautions to keep them away. This can include keeping your trash tightly covered and making sure there are no potential food sources like birdseed in your yard. Rabbits are particularly drawn to ripening fruit which means you want to make sure you don’t leave any fruit out on the ground. If you think there’s a real risk of rodents getting into your new home, you can buy birdfeeders and keep some food out to keep them away. You can also try using a strong scent like predator urine to keep them away.
Cobwebs are likely to be one of the first signs of a pest invasion you’ll notice once you move into your new home. The good news is that a good thorough cleaning will get rid of them. If you’re moving into the city, you may find that you have a lot of cobwebs. Cobwebs are one of the most common signs of a pest invasion and can be particularly challenging for those moving into a new area. The best way to get rid of them is to go through your home from top to bottom and make sure there are no potential entry points. Make sure your windows, doors, and any other openings are securely closed and covered as well.
If you’re moving into a rural area, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a few beetles. These are especially common in wooded areas and can be particularly pesky in the spring and summer when it’s warm outside. The best way to get rid of them is to make sure you’re keeping your yard clean and well-maintained. This means raking your yard and making sure there aren’t any potential hiding places for pests like leaves, sticks, or rocks. You should also keep your grass well-maintained and mow it only when it needs to be cut. Make sure to rake your yard and remove leaves and other potential hiding spots.
Call Anver Pest Control
Moving into a new home can be a challenging experience, especially if you’re moving into an area that is more prone to pests. The best way to protect your new home from unwanted guests is to take the time to properly clean it and make sure there are no potential entry points.
Call Anver Pest Control for a customized and personalized service to safely eliminate and prevent pests.