As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to take the proper steps to make sure that your home is being taken care of. This includes protecting your home against pests. There are many different types of pests that could cause different types of problems within your home. Cockroaches for instance will come in and snack on your food, scorpions will scare the living daylights out of you, and termites will actually cause physical damage to your home. Regardless of the pest, we all can agree that they are better left outside! Once they start dwelling inside your home, your whole sense of safety is compromised. Pest control companies can provide treatments to your home that will improve the number of pests that make their way inside, but there is an even better option: Home Sealing.
Home Sealing Keeps Pests Out
Home Sealing is by far one of the most effective and safest ways to keep the creepy crawlies out of your home. As we all know, pests don’t need a lot of space to get inside your home. Some pests, like scorpions, only need an opening about the thickness of a credit card to maneuver their way in. And once they’re in, who knows where they will go to hide- your towels, shoes, pillow case? Doesn’t sound too safe right? With a Home Sealing Service, all of the little cracks and crevices in your home that pests use as their freeways to zoom inside, will be sealed off to keep those pests out!
Why is home sealing so effective?
While treatments against pests will produce results and be effective, they are never permanent meaning that if not treated regularly, pests will eventually return. While home sealing is a more long-term solution. By sealing off the gaps, cracks, crevices and other entry points in your home, you will have a much higher level of protection against pests whether your home is treated consistently for pests or not.
Get an Inspection Before you Seal
Before your home sealing begins, the pest control company will come to your home or commercial property and do a thorough inspection. This will help the professionals map out a plan of action and identify exactly what needs to be done during your home sealing. During this time, they will also note specific areas of your home that need extra attention such as attics and basements. A home seal inspection is the first step towards a pest-free home.
The Home Seal Process
Most professional pest control companies have a step-by-step process to make sure they are addressing all of the potential entry points in a home. At KY-KO Pest Prevention for instance, we have a 25 step effective and proven process to seal a home. Some people opt for a DIY route, however to ensure quality and consistency, it’s always recommended to hire a professional. Experts in the pest control field know what to look for and have the equipment on-hand to make the necessary improvements. Here are a few of the basic steps in the home sealing process.
- Seal foundations
- Seal door and window frames
- Screen off vents and openings
- Seal off Cracks and openings in walls around the property
- Apply Weather Stripping
A professional pest control company will be thorough and take the unique features of your home into account when applying home sealing strategies.
Home Sealing Safety
Many people shy away from pest control treatments due to the chemicals in the products that are used. While many people utilize regular pest control treatments in conjunction with the Home Sealing Process, some homeowners choose to rely on Home Sealing as their primary defense against pests. Home sealing is the most effective pest control prevention strategy and at the same times keeps your family and pests safe.
If you are having a new home built, keep pest prevention in mind during the building process. By having a home properly sealed as it is being built will ensure that your new home will be protected from pests. It wouldn’t be fun to finally move into your new home after waiting through the build process only to find that right off the bat, you have a pest problem that needs to be addressed ASAP. Pest control problems are very common around construction zones so make sure that your new home is protected and remains strong against pests for years to come.
While home sealing is by far the most effective way to prevent pests from getting into your home, it has additional benefits that make it an awesome upgrade to your home as well.
Energy Efficiency- By sealing off all of the pest entry points in your home, you are also sealing off areas where air passes through. This will help you to keep your home at a more consistent temperature and reduce the amount air being lost to the outside.
Protects from Outside Elements- In the same way that home sealing will keep your home’s air in the home, it will also keep outside elements out. The most important of these elements being water. With openings in your doors, foundation, windows, walls, etc. water, just like pests have an entry point into your home. Water that gets into your home, even in small amounts, could produce water damage overtime that would be costly to fix.
Where to Look for Home Sealing Services
Many pest control companies offer Home Sealing services as a part of their pest control options for homeowners. When searching for the right company to hire for this service make sure they are experienced at home sealing. Their technicians should be trained and certified, and they should definitely offer a warranty with your Home Sealing Service. Also, if you can find a company that is running a promotion on their Home Sealing Services, that’s an added bonus!
At KY-KO Pest Prevention, our 25-step Home Sealing process is sure to keep those pests out. We also back us our services with our Owner’s Pride Guarantee. We will make sure to do the job right, because we know how important it is to have a pest-free home.