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Renovating your home – have you thought about pest control?

Home renovation can make sense from a financial point of view. Renovations that are likely to give you the best return on your investment include adding additional square footage and making changes that improve energy efficiency, such as replacing the current windows with energy efficient ones.

Before you begin any of these home renovation projects, it’s a good idea to consider how pest control can be integrated into the work. It makes sense to improve the pest resistance of your home, at the same time as improving its functionality, appearance and energy efficiency.

Why pest control and renovation go together

When you renovate your home, you do so with the aim of improving it. Therefore, it makes sense that protecting your property against pests should form part of these improvements. If you are thinking of carrying out renovations, it’s a good idea to contact professional exterminators, to seek their advice about pest control measures you can carry out at the same time, such as:

  • Sealing up gaps and cracks in the exterior walls of the property.
  • Making sure that there are no gaps around the cabinets in your kitchen.
  • Making sure that leaks are dealt with.
  • Making use of pest resistant materials during the renovation.

Getting this advice can help you take care of pest control in your home, while you are renovating.

Protecting your renovations with pest control?

Home renovations can be expensive. You do not want to pay out for renovations such as an attic conversion, only to have the new structures you have invested in destroyed by pests, such as rats or termites. This is why it makes sense to protect your investment in the renovations, as much as possible. Taking pest control into account, during a renovation project, helps you to do this.

Of course, this does not mean that you can just forget about issues with pests, once you have implemented pest control measures. These measures simply make it less likely that pests will invade your home. You still need to keep an eye out for any signs of pests in your property, such as faeces or urine, or chewed wood and wires. It’s a good idea to have an inspection carried out immediately after your renovations are completed. Doing so means the experts can give you their opinion of the measures you have taken, and talk to you about any further advice they may have. Further inspections should then be conducted, every twelve months.

Hopefully, we have helped you to understand why it makes sense to include pest control measures as part of your renovation project. The measures are straightforward, and should not add a lot of expense to the cost of the project. You will actually save money in the long term, as your property will be better protected against invasion by pests, thereby protecting your home from the damage pests can cause.


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