How Can a Pest Control Professional Help with New Construction?

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Bringing in a pest control expert during the construction process can prevent future issues. Especially for properties built in wooded areas, having a professional inspect for carpenter ants and treat affected trees can prevent headaches down the line. Given the prevalence of carpenter ant infestations in urban trees, it's prudent to assume there may be ants on the property and take proactive steps.

Even before construction wraps up, new homes can fall victim to invading carpenter ant colonies. These pests can quickly establish satellite colonies within the house, causing damage in a short span. By involving a pest control professional early on, you can safeguard your property against potential infestations, ensuring peace of mind for years to come.

To effectively shield buildings from carpenter ants, it's best to act before the installation of drywall or interior vapor barriers. Insecticidal dust applied within walls prior to insulation can effectively deter ants, especially since wires and pipes serve as their primary pathways within structures. Dust application to foam sheet insulation in exposed beam or cathedral ceilings can also be beneficial.

Proper ventilation in attics and crawl spaces is crucial to prevent moisture buildup, a key attraction for carpenter ants. Vapor barriers covering soil surfaces in crawl spaces help deter ants, while ensuring all supports rest on concrete rather than directly on the ground helps prevent moisture absorption. Remember, wherever there's moisture in a structure, carpenter ants are likely to follow. Taking these proactive steps can significantly reduce the risk of infestation.

For help treating your carpenter ant issue in Somerset, Edison, Lakewood, Piscataway, Bridgewater, Toms River, Brick, Old Bridge, Princeton Junction, Middletown or surrounding New Jersey, contact the pest control professionals at Cowleys Pest Services.

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