With the cost of lumber and other building materials continuing to rise, budgets for building new homes are under pressure. This can lead some builders and property owners to adjust plans and cut out steps that they consider unnecessary. While some of these cuts are unlikely to cause future problems, such as minor changes in finishes, decisions to omit site pre-treatment for termites should never be entertained.
Why is pre-treatment necessary for new construction?
For many homeowners, spotting pests in the first place is the biggest problem. Even a few pests can be destructive and damaging for your property. Insects like mealy bugs, caterpillars, mites, and aphids can all destroy your garden.
Do you think your yard might be at risk? Now is a great time to take action. Look for these common signs that your yard is at risk.
Look at Unhealthy Leaves
Most people who are seeking a place to stay during a vacation or getaway are not going to be too pleased if they check in at a condo or beach vacation rental and find out that roaches are already living on the property. When you own a vacation rental on the beach, combatting pest issues is something that should be a top concern because it directly affects how easy it is to make guests comfortable.
Bed bugs are notoriously hearty and difficult to kill, so it is not surprising that most people dread the thought of bringing bed bugs home after traveling. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to help reduce the risk of unintentionally causing a bed bug infestation in your own home after staying in hotels or vacation rentals. One of the keys is to be diligent while traveling; taking steps to prevent bed bugs may take a little bit of time, but it is time well spent if it can prevent bed bugs in your own home.
When a difficult pest ends up on your property, such as rats or bed bugs, it's often best to hire a pest control service. This way, you don't have to risk getting injured or making the problem worse. There may be several services in your area to hire, but you can make the proper selection by looking for these things.
Human and Pet-Friendly Products
There are a lot of pesticides out there that work really well at killing pests, but they can also do damage to your family and pets.