Moving to a new home can be taxing, as there are many things to take care of. Packing up all of your things, coordinating with the movers, and saying goodbye to friends in the neighborhood are only some of the things that may stress you out. Don’t let these things make you forget one thing — getting rid of pests, especially roaches, that want to move in with you.

Getting rid of roaches is easy if you pay attention to the little things. Here at YES Pest Pros, it’s part of our commitment to help you live a pest-free life. We’ve listed down some tips that will keep you from bringing roaches along to your new place.

Inspect Your Things

Inspect your things for any presence of roaches before packing them. If you cannot find adult roaches, look for other signs of life, such as eggs and nymphs. A week before the move, wash the clothes that have been in the cabinet for so long. Check the corners and insides of your appliances. Vacuum the cabinets and containers you believe are infested. Contact us and use our services if you think the infestation is serious.

Be Conscious of Packing

Make sure that the packing boxes used have zero trace of the pest. Vacuum them to be sure. Use the moving boxes provided by your movers as much as possible. These things might cost extra, but at least you get assurance that they are new and free of roaches.

Check Your New Home

If you are moving to an apartment, call the landlord ahead of time and ask to get the place treated. Check your new home if it is cleaned enough, especially the storage areas. Do not immediately unpack certain things inside your new home. Instead, unpack the boxes outside and make a quick inspection before bringing things inside.

These are only some of the things you can do to keep cockroaches from coming with you to a new home.  If you need some help when exterminating pests before leaving your old home and after arriving at the new place, you can always count on us. Contact us today to learn more about what we do.