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Home renovations are very exciting. However, if pests tend to crawl around the space very often, even a beautifully renovated room will be avoided.
Sometimes, you may handle the pests by yourself. However, there may be times when you will have to hire pest control instead.
Conducting pest control while you are renovating your home is an essential step. Otherwise, you might end up with even more pest problems after you finish renovating.
There are various pest control Ottawa services that you may go for, so you might want to contact your local pest removal company.
Why Conduct Pest Control before Renovation?
Many people believe that the best moment to conduct pest control is after a renovation when the place is all nice and sparkly. However, to ensure the total extermination of the pests, you might not want to leave extermination up to the last minute.
Instead, if you are renovating your home – and know for a fact that you have a pest problem – then you might want to address it before you even begin to remodel the place. This way, you will prevent long-term issues, along with a potential waste of budget.
Think about it this way: let’s say that you are remodeling your home, without necessarily going for pest control, knowing that you occasionally have a rodent problem.
Once everything is done, you have literally sealed all those rodents into the wall – and in order to get out, they will start chewing and digging through the walls.
To make this clear to you, when they do, they will start digging through your newly renovated walls. All the work you put into those walls will be wasted.
You’ll need to start from scratch again, to repair potential holes and damage to the structure. In other words, if you don’t conduct pest control, you might end up spending more money than you originally had to.
Plus, when you renovate your house, you may create a temporary exposure to the elements outside. The occasional crack or hole in the wall will make it seem like it’s a good idea for pests to hide there.
However, pest control in and around the house will discourage the pests from “setting camp” in your soon-to-be-renovated house.
Not sure whether you should hire a pest control expert or not? Here are a few reasons why you should consider it.
1. You Have a Serious Pest Problem
If you quite frequently see ants in your house and around the yard, or if the cockroaches keep popping up in your kitchen, then it might mean you have an actual pest problem. Indeed, one cockroach or mouse in every blue moon might not be a problem.
However, if they pop up quite frequently, it might suggest there’s a nest somewhere and that you need to take action.
2. You Constantly Hear Rustling and Scratching
Unless you are in a horror movie, rustling and scratching sounds have only one cause: pests. Rodents probably entered your home and are creating new “routes” inside your walls.
You know those walls need to be fixed at some point – but unless you tackle the problem from the source, the rodents will just keep coming back. However, the appropriate pest control will ensure that the pests stay away from your walls and your home.
3. Your DIY Does Not Work
You’ve used preventive pesticides, roach traps, mouse traps, and all kinds of methods to kill the pests from your home. That being said, regardless of how many traps you use, they seem to keep coming back, like you never tried to get rid of them in the first place.
These are the circumstances in which you might want to consider pest control because they will know the right pesticides and treatment options to use.
4. You Do Not Like Insects
Sure, you can use your own DIY pesticides or traps, but there is a good chance the insects will be coming back. If they aren’t troublesome or don’t necessarily bother you, you may do away with the occasional trap or spray.
However, if you don’t like them or have a fear such as arachnophobia, you do not want to see them around at all. In these cases, if you are renovating and want to get a fresh start without any insects, then you might want to hire a pest removal company.
5. The Problematic Insects are Dangerous
Let’s say that your problem is the occasional roach here and there. While renovating, you’ll be sealing all the cracks, preventing further entry for them. However, if you have to take down a wasp nest during renovation, you should definitely contact pest control.
One wrong move and you can make them very angry. At least a pest removal company will know how to handle them and will also have the equipment necessary to ensure their safety.
6. You Have House Damage Because of Them
When your home has wall and structural damage due to pests (causing you to renovate the home in the first place), then you need to address the pest problem first.
Otherwise, you might end up fixing your house, only to give the pests more of a “playground” for them to damage. This is why you need to go for a pest removal company, as they will eliminate the problem straight from the roots.
The Bottom Line
Home renovation can be challenging, especially if you are dealing with a pest problem as well. To ensure there aren’t any long-term issues, you should conduct pest control before you start your renovation project.
This way, you will not seal any existent pests in your walls, allowing your home to get a fresh start without any invaders.
Luqman has been a pest control technician for over 20 years. He is passionate about solving people’s pest and wildlife control problems through innovative, eco-friendly, and humane methods. Luqman currently works for Pestend Pest Control Barrie. He believes that pest control is a science and feels that his function in his community is very important since he helps people live in peace without causing unnecessary harm to animals.