The Case for Pre-Construction Pest Control
Having routine pest control service is a part of a proper home maintenance plan. But the need for pest control actually starts long before a building comes to fruition.
Freshly graded earth, stacks of construction material and construction-related moisture can all attract pests. And if they are able to get a foothold during construction, chances of post-construction infestations increase. At the same time, construction activities also can disturb pests and push them onto adjacent properties. Builders can avoid these problems by consulting with a pest control contractor before construction ever begins.
During construction, there are many ways that pest control contractors can keep the site pest-free, as well as prevent infestations once the project is finished. Among them are:
- Baits and traps strategically placed around the work site.
- Application of a chemical barrier to areas that will be inaccessible once the building is complete.
- Physical barriers between the dirt and the structure.
- Chemical treatment of the wood being used to build the structure.
As you go through your pre-construction checklist, be sure to include crafting a pest control plan to protect your structure as it is being built, decrease the chances of infestations once it is finished and avoid pushing pests onto neighboring properties. For more information, or to find a pest control company in Cary, go to this website.
David has over 10 years of experience dealing with Pest Control situations. You can find his thoughts at pest talk blog on Tumblr.
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