While pest control management is an ever-present undertaking, there are yet times when it’s more important. So, when?
When should you focus more on pest removal services? Is it during home construction, renovation, or remodeling? Or after?
We say you should hire a pest control specialist after a home renovation. Here are our reasons:
3 Reasons You Should Prioritize Pest Control For After Home Renovation
Reason 1: Saves You Money
If you had done all your pest control before the renovation, it’s a waste of money. How so?
Depending on the method you used, the chances are that you’d need new control measures later.
For example, you used a pest removal company. They sprayed your home, and the insects fled.
Now, during home renovations, construction workers will leave the doors unlocked. The same thing will also happen to the windows.
That means the sprayed pesticide is off.
Here is another worry:
For most parts, until the work is complete, workers hardly pack leftover foods from the site.
In essence, the ground is perfect for pest infestation. It is almost like your home is a beacon to rodents especially.
Unfortunately, these invited pests won’t leave even when the renovation job is complete. Worse case: the animals would have even multiplied.
In other words, you’ll need to do another round of pest control. If you’re dealing with a termite issue, here’s a post on do’s and don’ts of managing termite infestations.
Reason 2: Safety For Construction Workers
Say you don’t open your windows or doors. How would construction workers work in a room sprayed with dangerous chemicals?
Even if the workers would wear safety gadgets, would such be convenient? More importantly, what do you think would happen to the renovation?
The result will likely be poor!
If your pest company used cultural or mechanical control aids, such could equally be dangerous. How?
Some of the workers could have allergies to cultural control aids such as plants. If the pest removal company used mechanical traps, the construction personnel could fall into that and suffer injury. That would even mean more expenses for you.
You could avoid all those scenarios if you focused most of your pest management efforts till after home renovation.
Reason 3: Effective Results
At the end of the renovation, your home is ready. That means the construction workers would have done their parts to clear their leftovers.
That’s not all. They would have also removed some of the pests manually.
Most importantly, most of the breeding grounds of the pests would be no more. That is because the construction workers would have sealed the cracks and openings.
With all that done, now is the perfect time for pest control. Any method you even apply now will be more effective because the groundwork is there.
The best part is that you’d get a reduced fee from the pest company. When they have less to do, your quote will automatically be more affordable.
That said, you should not neglect pest control during home renovations or before. The best approach is even to hire a pest management expert for part of your renovators.
That way, you can integrate pest control even as you mold your home to your taste. That is the best way to prevent or manage any pest infestation.
Jason Tan is a professional pest exterminator with 15 years of experience. He enjoys sharing his knowledge on pest control to help homeowners and business owners to get rid of their pest problems.