You may think that by purchasing a new home, you’re getting a home that doesn’t have a troubling pest history. While that is true, the fact remains that new homes are just as susceptible to pest infestations as old ones. The question is, how can you protect your new house from pests? Fortunately, all you have to do is call the experienced pros at Batzner to handle all of your pest control for new home construction needs.
When Do New Homes Need Pest Control Service?
When you buy a new home, you expect everything to be in great condition. Unfortunately, however, some new homes do need pest control. If you buy a new home and find a pest infestation, don’t assume it’s more likely to go away just because the home is clean and new. Call a pest control professional before the situation gets worse.
Common Pests Infesting New Construction Homes
- Ants: Ant infestations are caused by the disturbance of existing ant mounds on the property during construction or are brought onto the property with building materials during construction.
- Cockroaches: Cockroaches are able to squeeze into tiny areas, and from there, will breed and multiply rapidly
- Mice: New homes are often built in areas that were wooded and recently cleared. This disturbs the dirt, brush, grass, and trees in which many pests have been living, meaning that mice have to go find a new place to live.
- Spiders: It may be alarming to find spiders in your brand-new home, but it’s likely that those spiders have helped to keep other pests away. So, while an unpleasant surprise, spiders actually help keep other unwanted guests away.
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Mice in New Construction Areas
Mice and other rodents are some of the most common pest issues in new homes. It happens for a few reasons, like, for example, newly built homes may have cracks or gaps along the foundation allowing rodents to move in. Also, new homes are not built in a pristine environment. They are open during much of the construction process allowing rodents and pests easy access.
With attached garages, builders typically leave a gap where the sheetrock wall meets the foundation, as well as weep holes in the brick around and outside the foundation. Be sure to fill these gaps to limit entry points.
Is Pest Control Required in New Homes?
Many builders these days voluntarily choose building materials that have been pre-treated. These materials can go a long way to helping with prevention, but they do still happen.
By using pest control services in a new home, you can prevent many of these pests from invading your space. Establishing a proactive pest control service in your home while it is brand new will prevent your home from experiencing an insect or pest infestation. Before moving in, or shortly after, have Batzner Pest Control do an inspection. We can make sure the property is free of any critters that could be causing damage. You may also want to consider our year-round preventative treatment program, PestFree365+, to keep future pests away from your home.
Wisconsin New House Pest Exterminators
Batzner Service Specialists can look for what the untrained eye doesn’t see. We know where to look and how to identify potential entry points. Quality Assurance and Safety Manager, Karl Rowell, describes this, “Batzner doesn’t see a wall; we see all the possible entry points. If a pest is present, we make sure that an infestation doesn’t get out of hand by using a variety of techniques depending on the pest type.”
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Pest Control for New Home Construction in Wisconsin