Buying a home is a dream for many. A lot of thought, money, and time goes into finding a place that feels like home to you and your loved ones. It's also a huge responsibility to decorate and then maintain it. While it's great to be particular about the color of your walls and curtains, there are a lot of things that one needs to be extra particular about, like ensuring that your new place is free from unwanted, tiny, crawly beings known as pests. Pests are infamous for damaging furniture, and spreading allergies, and diseases. Some common pests that can be already present in your new place are roaches, bed bugs, termites, rats, mosquitoes, and ticks. 

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your new place is free from these creepy crawlers; 

  1. Start With Getting Your House Inspected

Before making the big payment, get the place inspected for any signs of pests. Hire a professional pest control service. They will make sure if or not your house is free of all potential pests. One such company that is great at doing pest inspections and managing infestations is RidAway. Keep reading the blog to learn about their services and the offers and benefits they provide. 

  1. Check for Leakages

Damp areas can easily become breeding grounds for pests such as mosquitoes. Make sure the property that you are buying has all plumbing issues resolved (leaky pipes) to avoid any water leakages in the future. Moisture and dampness also attract flies as it keeps them hydrated and is an ideal breeding ground. Leakages can also damage wooden furniture if they are directly attached to a wall that is showing signs of an inner leaking pipe. Damp wood then becomes a home for pests that feed on wood such as carpenter ants and termites. Termites are notorious for causing damage to wooden furniture costing you a lot of money in the long run. The moisture from the leaky pipes could also result in mold on the walls causing another big issue. Fortunately, RidAway also specializes in mold removal. 

  1. Consider Your Landscape

Trim bushes and trees surrounding your new house as they can make an ideal breeding ground for ticks. Overhanging tree branches make it easier for pests to enter your home. Make sure there is enough distance between vegetation and your home. Vegetation close to the house can also increase the moisture levels in your home which can also attract pests and encourage breeding. 

  1. Seal All Entry Points

Whenever buying a new home, pay attention to the sealing points. Common entry points like gaps in doors, windows, walls, and utility lines should be sealed. Sealing entry points is a great way of keeping rats and spiders outside your home. Installing mesh screens on windows and vents is a physical barrier that prevents insects from entering while allowing for proper ventilation. This is particularly effective against flying insects such as mosquitoes and flies.

  1. Consult With Professionals

Back to the first and the most important way of preventing pest control i.e., consulting a professional pest control service. RidAway is one such expert in preventing and treating pest infestations. They are EPA-approved, state-licensed, and insured. The best part? They use biologically friendly pesticides that leave your home safe to return to. 

For a quick solution to an urgent intrusion, RidAway is ready to come to your rescue.