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So you’ve already bought the lot and house of your new home. You’re probably thinking that moving into your new home will be the next step. Hold on a minute. First things, first: you need to check certain areas to make sure that pests (like termites) don’t abound. And if they do, immediately call termite control in the Philippines. Here are 8 places you need to survey:
The first area you should immediately check is the home’s foundation. Look for cracks and have them sealed. This area is where ants, spiders, and rodents enter to your home. Check around for mud tubes (small lines made of earth) as these are signs of termites infesting the place. If you see any or all of these pests located here, have them eliminated.
Another access point for rodents to your home is the roof. Signs that there are rats or mice are damaged wire cables, since rodents gnaw on almost anything to keep their teeth at a manageable length. If there is an overpowering odor of urine and rat droppings, then you can be sure that rodents reside pass through there.
Moisture attracts cockroaches, termites, and other insects to areas with indoor pipes. Hire a plumber to seal off any gaps in the pipes of your kitchen and bathroom sinks so you reduce the risk of a pest infestation inside your home.
These two are the most common entry points of insects and other pests. Rodents are infamous for squeezing through door openings the size of a quarter. Make sure windows and doors leading outside are closed and sealed properly with screens or any other related material.
Trees branches and vines must be trimmed so they are 5 to 10 feet away from your house. Insects can gain entry to your homes through branches that are near your home.
Also, make sure that the soil in your garden is 6 inches from the floor, keeping insects like ants and termites away from your home.
Keep plant pots off the floor area, as these only attract insects to go near your home.
Rodents and cockroaches prefer taking shelter in these places since they’re warm and offer moisture (if next to the sink). One way you tell if these pests have stayed there are their urine or droppings.
Wood that is not treated or painted over will pose as a termite magnet. It is imperative you check these places like your room cabinets, living room, dining area, etc., so a possible termite infestation can be immediately treated before they cause serious property damage.
That rounds up our 8 must-check areas before you move in your new home. Are there other placas you believe need to be inspected before moving in? Do you agree or disagree with what we’ve written above? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below.