3 Major Pest Infestations and Helpful Tips on Managing Them

As someone looking to relocate to a different home, whether purchasing a new or an older property, you need to exercise caution when it comes to possible pest infestations in the new location.

The most common pests include termites and other wood-destroying organisms and insects. Adults, eggs, and larvae can quickly infest a property, making it virtually uninhabitable for the homeowner. Infestations can also spread from electrical wires to furniture and fabrics.

Here are pest control tips you need to consider before relocating to a different property:

Watch Out for Mice Infestation

In general, homes are built on plots of land originally covered by trees. Clearing the land usually involves removing the trees and a variety of smaller plants to prepare the ground for construction. 

Many animals live in these woods. Most are harmless to humans and even beneficial as long as they help keep other more harmful animals under control. 

Although construction is already finished, some animals may still live in nearby trees. In search of food, they might also live under your house or casually visit any parts of your home. Especially for older and wooded houses, pests may also live in the walls.

For example, mice can quickly get in through the smallest of openings, so it is vital that you first find their entry point. You’d be surprised to discover how many mice can squeeze their bodies through small spaces in the siding. If you see their entry point, you can take more effective measures to protect your home.

Beware of Sugar Ant Infestation 

When humans clear up land to build homes, they accidentally disturb thousands of ants’ ant hills. These displaced ants can create problems in the house by foraging for food, but they are not harmful to people or their pets. The most common ant that homeowners see is the so-called sugar ant. Sugar ants are not dangerous to humans, but they are a nuisance. 

It’s important to note that you didn’t put sugar ants in your house—you let them inside through a window seal not tight enough or a door not closing all the way. So whether your home is old or new, wood or cement, ants can still find their way through. 

If you want to get rid of sugar ants that are invading your home, the first step you need to take is to seal your home as tightly as possible. They can be challenging to get rid of for simple home remedies; professional pest control is often the best way to remove them. 

Prepare for Termites Infestation

Unless your home is new, termites are the biggest threat to any home. And while stucco houses and vinyl siding may seem harmless, they may have wood elements, making them vulnerable to termites. 

When you purchase a new or older house, the best way to protect your home from termites is to hire a pest control company. 


Moving to a new place is thrilling, but it can also be intimidating. Many homeowners fall into the trap of dismissing pest control until it becomes necessary, but you should know that taking preventative measures will save money and headaches.

RidX Pest Control is a pest control company with a team of specialists who will work hard to keep your property rodent-free! Send us a message and request an inspection today.