Pest Control Advice for New Home Buyers
Whether you’re buying or building a new home or moving into an existing property, you’ll want to make sure there aren’t any unexpected house guests along for the ride. This starts by looking for signs of infestation. If you need pest control services or pre-treatment, contact Apex Pest Control for experienced, honest help. We offer safe, trusted pest solutions for homeowners.
Do I Need a Pest Control Inspection in Florida?
In Florida, you are not required by law to get termite inspections for new homes. That said, lenders will require such inspections.
Pest Control When Buying a New Home
One of the best things you can do is to make sure the previous owners or the builders took care to prevent infestations before they happen. To do this, you should:
- Check for cracks and holes. Look for any holes or gaps in storage spaces and floorboards, where small intruders can enter.
- Look for pooling water. Splash blocks and down-spout extenders are great signs someone has taken care to get rid of still water near your home. The area around your home should also be slightly angled to cause water to flow away from walls. This feature prevents water damage, and it also ensures pests aren’t attracted to the water source near your home — and, by extent, the shelter of your property.
- Make sure all exterior doors and windows close. They should seal completely when they are closed since even tiny gaps are small enough for insects and even mice to get through.
- Check all screens. Any screened windows and doors should be free of holes or tears, and the screen should completely cover the open surface, leaving no gaps.
New Construction Pest Control
Don’t assume a new home or even a home you build yourself will automatically be free of pests. During construction, pests have access to the ground under your home as well as the building materials. New home pest control offers excellent protection.
During construction, soil pre-treatment, and a wood pre-treatment can help prevent termites. You can also choose to install Apex’s PIPELINE™ brand pesticide distribution system into your exterior walls during construction. This system allows you to inject safe treatment into the walls of your home.
Safe Trusted Pest Solutions for Homeowners
As a family-owned business since 1985, Apex Pest Control helps homeowners across Florida protect their homes from intrusive animals and insects. We believe in exceptional customer service and in preserving the local ecosystem, so we provide reliable, effective, sustainable, and safe solutions. Get a quote from us today or contact us if you have any questions.