Want To Avoid A Pest Infestation? 3 Tips For House Hunting

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When you go searching for an apartment to rent, you may only have a few priorities. But, you need to pay more attention to the process when you are interested in buying a home. While you may already know that you will get what you find essential such as a few bedrooms and multiple bathrooms, you may have other preferences when it comes to what you want in a property.

If you do not like the idea of having to deal with pests, you should look around at properties with the intention to prioritize the ones that can combat pests better than others.

1. Landscape

An excellent place to start is with analyzing the landscape. This is important because you can find a property with a miniature forest, which will be difficult to protect from pests. But, you will also find homes that have minimal landscaping and even dirt or rocks in place of grass. This will make it easier to keep pests from invading because they will not be attracted to your property.

If you want to take things a bit further, you should prioritize landscapes with plants that repel pests. Lavender and rosemary are two examples of plants that you should prioritize in your yard. If you are interested in repelling certain pests, you can find the plants that will deter them.

2. Location

The location of your property will also play a role in how effective you can prevent a pest infestation. For instance, being next to a large forest can make things a little challenging because you cannot stop wild animals that carry pests from getting onto or near your property.

You can also prioritize properties with a decent gap between neighbors so that you do not have to worry about whether the neighbors invest in preventive pest control.

3. Wood

If you find homes with a wood fence or deck, you may want to learn more about the type of wood used. For instance, you can feel confident about pest prevention when you get your hands on a property with pressure-treated lumber or a naturally resistant type such as redwood. If there is no fence at all and you want to add one, you can invest in these wood types to avoid pest issues.

When you consider what attracts pests to a property, you should feel confident about prioritizing certain features when you start looking around to buy a home. For more information, contact a company like RE/MAX EASTSIDE.


21 April 2018

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