Even though summer is at an end, pests can still enjoy the warm temperatures by infesting building sites for the winter. Here’s some top tips on how to keep the insects off your site.
- Keep a tight lid on all bins at all times. People tend to throw away a lot of waste on building sites, so ensuring all leftovers are thrown away properly will keep pests such as ants away from your construction site. Make sure there are plenty of waste receptacles for workers around the site to minimise the risk of an infestation.
- Inspect structures frequently, especially your foundations, to see if any pests have found their way in. During the winter months’ rodents will seek a warm, safe place to hibernate, and a building site would be a perfect location for them to hole up for the winter. Keeping your eye on your new building is a quick task that could save you a lot of trouble in the future.
- Any landscaping, such as trees and bushes, that come into contact with your new building is a gateway for a pest infestation. Keeping these away from your building is imperative for avoiding insects. Make sure to trim and cut foliage frequently.
- Fix any cracks or entry points in your new structure quickly, to prevent pests from entering the property. Any cracks in the foundations of your building will provide pests with a gateway to a warmer winter. Regular inspections will keep these problems to a minimum, so be careful to be extra eagle eyed when looking over your new structure.
- Resist using natural products such as wood mulch for any landscaping surrounding your building. Find out more about a pest free option such as gravel or rock and stick to it. Wood mulch can harbour all sorts of pests and is a perfect breeding ground for insects, so although it is a great natural alternative, it should be avoided around new buildings to prevent ongoing infestations.
If you’ve tried these tactics but are still finding pests on your building site, it’s time to call in pest professionals. Pest control experts can offer you great advice on pest prevention and eradicate any infestations you may already have. You’ll soon have your building site back under your control.