When you live in a neighborhood where there is construction, whether your neighbors are remodeling or the lots around your home are being cleared for a new build, you may have unwanted pests for guests. Fortunately, Bug & Weed Mart is here to help if you’re asking, “How do I do my own pest control?”
How do I do my own pest control when there’s local construction?
The movement of dirt and removal of plants and trees during construction will motivate pests to find a new home. It’s important to be proactive, so begin by putting a perimeter around your property. Applying and watering in granules around the edge of your entire yard and at the base of the fences or walls is inexpensive, easy to do, and will help keep pests from moving in.
What pests will make me want to do my own pest control?
Pests like scorpions, rodents, and cockroaches are just a few of the pests that bug homeowners during construction. To keep pests away, here are some steps we recommend:
- Use a black light at night to look for scorpions. If you see any, you can take steps to get rid of them.
- Rodents may try to escape construction chaos by checking to see if your home or property is warmer or cooler. Eliminating clutter keeps mice away.
- Cockroaches may also try to create a new home on your property during nearby construction. Manage all trash so that roaches don’t have a handy food source and will go elsewhere to eat.
Now that you know how construction could cause pests to invade your property, visit one of our Valley-wide stores to speak with an expert. We sell products that are safe to use around kids and pets and they are the same products professionals use.