New house construction

Building a New Home: Keeping Pest Control in Mind

Constructing a new home takes a lot of time, a lot of attention, and a great deal of excitement and worry. There is a reason building a home for your family is a lifelong goal! Any new and responsible owner prepares for everything that could possibly happen, having performed a great deal of homework when choosing the right contractor and ensuring it all goes to plan.

But did you know there could be a hidden danger on your new property just waiting to strike? Ants, spiders, mosquitoes, wasps, and mice prowling in the dirt, grass, or nearby buildings can easily make your home their home long before the construction is completed, leaving you with a pest problem right from day one. The last things you want to deal with after the heavy financial burden of building a new home are insects and rodents in the walls.

Here are a few ways you can protect your new property from this unseen danger.

1. Research and examine your local area.

While all sorts of pests live in Utah and Salt Lake counties and can threaten your new home, you will probably be surveying your new land anyway. You may as well have a pest control specialist inspect your property as well to ensure nothing can take you by surprise. Some insurance companies offer these types of inspections for free as part of their overall package, but selecting a company that specializes in pest control management like H2 can provide greater assurance that problems will be identified beforehand.

2. Double-check everything you pack with you.

This may seem like a simple and silly thing to check, but you would be surprised at how many families take their pest problems with them when they move. If you have boxes or bags that have sat in the attic or garage for a long time, they may already have ants, spiders, or other creepy crawlies living inside. You may already be on a time crunch to move, but taking the time to inspect every box (especially as you decide what to take and what to throw away) can save you in the long run.

3. Deep clean carpets and other surfaces.

Brand-new carpets and interior surfaces may appear spotless and clean when construction is complete, but you never know what the construction workers might have brought in with them as they worked. Performing a deep clean of your carpets with steam cleaners or hiring a cleaning company to perform one for you can help ensure ants, spiders, and other pests don’t start living beneath your feet.

4. Keep the area clean.

After the construction of your new home is complete, clean up your yard as quickly and thoroughly as possible. This means clearing debris left behind from the build, pruning trees and throwing away green waste, mowing the lawn, and weeding. Obviously this gives critters fewer locations to live, but it can also help you discover where pests might hide in the future.

Building a new home is a great step for your family! Before and after your home’s construction, get in contact with your pest control team at H2 Pest Control in Lehi, Utah. We also serve Eagle Mountain and all surrounding areas in Utah County and southern Salt Lake County. Protect your investment before you even walk through the door. You’ll be glad you did!