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Just moved into a new home? Don’t forget about pest control

So you just moved into your new home. Congratulations on your exciting new chapter! Between getting all your belongings over in one piece, changing your address, and meeting the neighbors, be sure to squeeze in some time for pest control. In fact, in order to save yourself a potential headache, it may be best to take care of pest control before you actually move in. Pest control for a new house is a vital part of the house-buying and moving process, so it’s important not to overlook it. Here’s what residents of East Longmeadow, Wilbraham, and surrounding areas need to know.

 

Pest Control for a New House

Landscaping

Neat landscaping doesn’t just make your home look good. Many insects outdoors will take refuge in debris and overgrown shrubbery, so make sure your landscaping is trimmed regularly. Keeping the grass short will help prevent ticks, and removing any sources of standing water might keep mosquitos at bay. Be sure to store wood piles up off the ground and  away from the exterior walls of your home.

 

Carpets

If the house wasn’t properly cleaned after you bought it, there could still be some insects lurking inside. Rugs and carpets can be a hotbed of activity for minuscule insects, such as dust mites. All carpets in the home should get a deep steam-cleaning, and a thorough vacuuming.

 

Pest Control Inspection

Not all pest activity is immediately visible. Some pest infestations, such as termites and carpenter ants, aren’t noticed until they have already caused catastrophic damage to a home. Therefore it’s vital to have a professional pest control company do a thorough inspection before you finalize the move (better yet, before the sale!).

 

Inspect Your Own Belongings

The last thing you want to do is bring the infestation in yourself! While packing up your items, carefully inspect them for any signs of a pest infestation, such as mice bite marks, droppings or live insects. Bedding and clothing are an optimal way for bed bugs to hitch-hike, so make sure you check these thoroughly if you’ve had an ongoing problem.

If you have any questions about pest control for a new house, or are looking to get a home pest inspection, feel free to call Graduate Pest Solutions. We make the inspection process easy, so you can focus on enjoying your new home!

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