As the world continues to adjust to staying at home and practicing social distancing, many people have taken the opportunity to renovate their living space. One thing that is often overlooked is pest precautions! After spending money on home renovations, the last thing you’ll want to do is endure costly repairs due to pests!
Tips On Managing Pest During Renovations
Pests are just as excited about your home improvements as you are! With walls exposed and multiple entrances open, insects and rodents could take the opportunity to nest in your home. Our team of pest control experts recommend the following tips to avoid creepy-crawly house guests:
Know The Entry Points
If you’re tearing down any doors, walls or windows, it’s likely you’re going to make some new entry points to your home. Plan for which days this will happen so you can seal up any tiny openings before the pests find them!
Be Mindful Of Digging
Many species live in the soil around our homes. When digging, you could disrupt their nest. Make sure no pests try to relocate into your home!
Keep The Renovation Site Tidy
Make sure to clean any debris and clutter in or around your home during renovations. If you have a construction crew, ask them to move any debris away from the foundation of your home. Pests could look at a pile of clutter as the perfect place to nest.
Remember To Close All Entrances
This simple precaution is often overlooked during home renovations, particularly if you’ve hired a construction crew. Workers will open a door or window to bring something into your home and forget to close it once inside, especially if they were carrying something heavy. Remind everyone that closing windows and doors is very important to keep pests out!
Get Professional Pest Control In Toronto!
Whether you are looking to renovate your Toronto home, or improve your indoor living space – take the right precautions. If you’ve noticed pests in your home, it’s time to call Advantage Pest Control before the problem gets away worse! We can also help those in the GTA with professional pest control for pests such as bed bugs, termites, ants and more! You can reach us seven days a week from 8am to 9pm at 416.840.4040. Good luck with your home renovations!