No matter if your house is brand new or 50 years old, pests can make their home anywhere. Due to our warm, humid climate, many bugs and rodents love settling in Louisiana. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them! We’ve come up with a few tips to keep bugs at bay so you can live easy. Once you take your pick of our new homes in Lafayette, LA—upkeep is essential for a long-living, beautiful home.
1: REMOVE ANY STANDING WATER
Imagine a watering hole in the middle of a desert. Any standing water in your yard or gutters is like that, but even worse. Because many bugs need to lay eggs, insects such as mosquitoes tend to use these puddles as breeding grounds. Removing these could save your house from becoming mosquito ground zero.
2: KEEP FIREWOOD AND MULCH AWAY FROM THE HOUSE
Speaking of ground zero, termites are always looking for ways to expand their reach—even if it’s your home. Moving bare or damp wood away from your home eliminates a significant gateway for these critters. Additionally, wherever you stack the wood, be sure it’s stored off the ground. Removing another gateway is just an additional way to block bugs coming into your home.
3: MAKE SURE YOUR HOME ISN’T DAMAGED
Bugs can crawl in any space they can find. Therefore, regularly checking your home for cracks and loose frames can save you a world of headaches in the future. You don’t want to give them a way into your home, after all.
4: KEEP YOUR HOUSE CLEAN
While you might not find the smell pleasant, pests like rodents and roaches love your garbage’s odors. So, when you leave trash lying about or hanging out outside for days, it’s a dinner bell for every pest around. Take note of your garbage day when you move in and make sure to take out the trash routinely.
5: CALL IN THE SPECIALISTS
One of the biggest lines of defense for any home is regular pest control treatment. But how often should your home see treatment? It depends. Because each home is different, some homes may need more attention than their neighbors. However, most pest control companies will suggest a bi-monthly visit, especially in the beginning. The best way to ensure something is working is by checking on it early. Discuss your pest control plan with your specialists once you settle in to one of these new homes in Lafayette, LA.
LIVE PEST FREE IN THESE NEW HOMES IN LAFAYETTE, LA
Ville de Côté Gelée is a 34-acre, mixed-use development brought to you by Community Realty Partners, LLC. No matter if you’re looking to move in now, or you want to build your dream house from scratch, Côté Gelée is a perfect place to make your next home! Take a look at our available homes and lots to see if our community is the right place for you.
If you’re interested, give us a call at 337-427-7946 or send us a message online. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to help you find your dream home!