If you’re having renovation work completed you have an excellent opportunity to think about pest management at the same time. Before the renovation work begins it’s a good idea to speak to a professional exterminator in Chesapeake to ask them to conduct an assessment which can then be discussed with the renovation expert you employ.
We’re going to take a look at what pest control measures could be considered. We’re also going to explain why it makes sense to include them in your renovation project.
What pest control work can be included as part of the renovation?
The reason why you should consult with a pest control expert before you have renovation work carried out is so they can put their expertise to use advising what pest control measures could be included in the renovation work. This could include:
- Sealing gaps and cracks in the exterior walls of your property to help prevent pests from gaining access.
- Sealing gaps around kitchen cabinets.
- Repairing any leaks, or problems with water damage, that may be present.
- Using pest resistant materials.
- Applying boric acid to areas behind walls which can help prevent cockroach infestation
This is a selection of pest control measures that can be included as part of a renovation project. Hopefully, you can see why these measures are so important.
Why include them in the renovation?
If you’re spending money on having your home renovated, you want the final result to be as successful as possible. If you do not pay attention to pest control as part of the project then you’re missing out on a great opportunity to make sure your home is protected.
Of course, there’s also a chance that a pest infestation could damage the work that has been completed. This being the case, it makes sense to take all possible action to protect your property against potential pest invasion.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the issue of pest control is resolved forever. You should have your home inspected for pests at least once every two years. This doesn’t change even if you include pest control in your renovation project; unless the pest control experts advise otherwise. Having the work completed does mean that you are less likely to encounter a problem with pests.
Once the renovation work is complete, you should speak to the pest control experts about any further recommendations they may have. They’ll also advise you about future inspections.
Hopefully, we’ve shown you why a renovation project is a good opportunity to address any potential pest control issues. It makes sense to include any pest deterrent improvements, from a practical and financial viewpoint. If you neglect the opportunity you may have regrets if a problem with pests ends up causing damage to the renovation work you’ve just had completed.