Pest control tips during building a construction
January 30, 2022 7:52 am
When you start a new construction project, it is necessary to consider any potential problem to avoid some negative surprises. Pest control issues are among those problems and there should be a plan of getting rid of these intruders even before starting the construction. Whether you want to hire a pest professional or you prefer taking some precaution steps by yourself, this isn’t to be neglected. Let’s see how the pest control tips should be carried out during a construction project.
Control the pest before starting the construction
Don’t wait for the pest to show up, take some precaution measures like setting the pest traps before starting the work. Construction sites usually have some trees or piled up soil or dirt around, which can serve as a burrow for rodents. These animals are attracted by chaotic construction sites full of dirty and humid places they can hide in. If they had already been there before you arrived, they might have gotten disturbed by the machines and people which can make them leave their current habitat and move to the construction site or neighborhood houses. Setting some traps in the vicinity of the construction site will help you prevent rodents and other similar creatures from getting in your way. Some DIY traps for insects can be very helpful on construction sites as well. Don’t forget to place the traps in such matters that won’t disturb you or other employees. It is usually done around the site.
Declutter and clean during the construction process
We mentioned that the pest is attracted to dirt and debris. This means you should pay attention to cleaning, decluttering, and generally removing any debris right away. Don’t wait for everything to pile up, because if you wait you might find some new habitants of the construction site very soon. Also, your pest control plan should include basic information about the construction site, because different types of pests are attracted to different materials, for example, termites are attracted to wood, so if your construction site doesn’t have much wood debris, termites will probably be an issue. Prepare the traps according to the materials that you have around that might attract different pests. A professional can help you investigate which kind of pest is probable to be seen on your construction site and to set the appropriate traps.
Get rid of water or humidity
One of the major reasons for pest issues is water and dampness generally. These animals usually like humid areas and if your site is one of them, you will probably have to deal with some of them. Pest infestations are highly probable in damp places. Try to get rid of ponds as soon as they appear or just set some traps around them if you can’t get rid of them easily. If there is some water flowing, make sure its direction is away from the construction site.
If you spot pests, react right away
If the precaution measures didn’t work completely, you might find pests on your construction site. This is inevitable since there is always someplace where they can sneak, like holes or cracks in the building. Make sure to react immediately if you spot that pests have crawled into some of those places. If you know how to use pesticides safely you can do it, otherwise, contact pest control professionals to help you deal with it. It is crucial to act fast because if you leave the pest there, it can do some serious damage to the walls or nest inside.
Pest control after the project completion
You have finally completed your construction project but pest control doesn’t end right away. There are some further steps to be taken to take the pest away from the spot. Keep spiders and flying insects away by installing sodium vapor lights. This can be done close to the entrance in the building or a surrounding area. Smartly do your landscaping, avoiding some plants that are like magnets for insects. Those are usually fruit trees, ivy, and many other flowering plants. If you have to plant something like this, make sure the plants are away enough from the house or building so you don¡t let the insects have an easy way to get inside. Make sure the entering points like doors and windows are secured with quality frames and with no cracks or any small gaps where pests could sneak in. Don’t forget to consult with a professional to help you elaborate a plan on keeping the property pest-free and educate other members of that building or house.
Dealing with pests can be a tedious job and it can make your construction project slowlier and more difficult. Make sure to take all the necessary measures to make it easier and to successfully finish the project pest-free. To do this correctly, you should start ahead of the construction process and follow all the professional pest control advice during the construction. Don’t forget to continue in that manner once the construction has come to an end.