New Homes Need Pest Control Services Too

Pest Control Services WoodstockMany people are under the assumption that if they purchase a brand new or newly constructed home they don’t need pest control services. This assumption is wrong for several reasons.

The first reason is that new homes are built on freshly cleared ground. Whether that ground is in a wooded area, former pasture like farmland or on a developed subdivision homesite the clearing and grading of the property, construction activities and even installation of landscaping all disturb the ground where pests may be living.  One of the most common occurrences that the team at Protect All Pest Control in Woodstock sees in new construction homes is ant invasions shortly after someone moves in to a new home. This is caused by the disturbance of existing ant mounds on the property during construction or the fact that they were brought on to the property or even in to the home during construction.

Remember also that your new home was not built in a factory environment. It was open to the environment during much of the construction process allowing insects and pests easy access and the opportunity to establish a home base while your home was under construction. In addition, many of the materials used in your home were stored in open and often damp conditions prior to be used to build your home and may have had insects on or in them when they were installed. Wood scraps left behind may be buried underground or in porches backfilled with dirt and attract termites. Food scraps that may be in the yard or in your home can attract fruit flies.

The final reason to use pest control services in a new home is a simple one, prevention. By establishing a proactive pest management program in your home while it is brand new will prevent your home from ever experiencing an insect or pest infestation. This will give you peace of mind in knowing that you do not need to be on the lookout for pest invasions.

To speak to Protect All Pest Control about a customized pest control program for your home or business call us at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.


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