Question by dreamer: Moving into new home (17 yrs old home) – pest control and flooring?
Hi, We will be moving into our new home at Ingleburn in Sydney in a couple of weeks. I wanted to ask if anyone knows any good pest control agency who can do a pest control preventative treatment at a low cost and someone who does a good job. Also is it really essential to get pest control done and what about preventative treatment for termites… our termite inspection did not show any termites present but should we get a prevention system installed to protect the home from a possible future termite infestation… I am very new to all this and have no clue … Also I have a 4 month old baby & the house has carpet. Should we get the place tiled as someone told me that the baby can get asthma and then another friend also advised that we wait till the baby walks before we think about tiles as the baby can have nasty falls on the tiles … so what should i do ? is carpet better or tiles or is wooden flooring a better option…. Can someone please recommend a good pest control agency and how much it will cost … we have a 3 bedroom house… and also kindly can someone advise regarding the flooring .. what’s the best option??? The present carpet is in good condition.
Answer by Aden:
Hi there, to answer you first question: sorry I do not live in Sydney so I can’t recommend a pest controller. However in my opinion it would depend on whether house is on a slab or piers. If slab and you have a timber frame definitely put in a charged line for termites around the perimetre in future. Not to expensive. If it’s on piers make sure you have good ant caps that are in good condition and edges folded correctly. With floors from experience you would be better off to keep carpet if it’s in good condition. Tiles no good if house is on piers due to movement. Floor boards are drafty and noisy. if you really like that look i would recommend a good laminate (great for kids) with a sound insulation underneath. It can be laid straight over any existing timber or particle board floor. It’s a good price and very easy for DIY installation. Hope this helps, good luck with your new home
By the way I have a question I would like some advice on, it’s a bit left field but it’s honest. If you click my profile you should be able to get to it… thanks