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Pest Control Tips To Consider When Purchasing A House

Posted on January 27th, 2021 by Knockout Pest

On one hand, purchasing a house is an exciting time for the new homeowners. However, it can also be a stressful time if you discover a termite infestation in your humble abode. Below are some pest control tips to consider when buying a home.

Trim Branches & Remove Tree Stumps

Since termites are wood-destroying insects, they will be drawn to any trees on your property. To make sure termites do not have an entryway to your home, it is important to trim back any tree branches that are in close proximity to your roof. Additionally, it is a good idea to remove any tree stumps in your yard.

Store Firewood Properly

Having a fireplace in your home is a luxury for many homeowners. Unfortunately, having firewood stored right outside of your home can make it vulnerable to a termite infestation. To err on the side of caution, be sure to have firewood stored at least 20 feet away from your house. 

Reduce Moisture Sites 

In addition to wood, termites can be found near moisture sites. When gutters start to accumulate with water, it is no wonder why termites would start to gather there. To prevent this from happening, make sure that the downspouts of your gutters are pointing away from your home. 

Do you need to have your new home inspected for pests? If so, the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control can get the job done right. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count! 

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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