Denver Movers Share 4 Tips to Make Your Move Pest-Free

You’ve found the perfect home, gotten the keys, and started packing up your belongings, and are getting excited for moving day. It’s not until you pick up that box in the back of the closet that you notice a major pest infestation. No one wants to bring pests with them to their new home, and the Colorado moving experts at Eden’s Moving want to help. We’ve put together a few simple tips to prevent insects and pests from hitching a ride on the moving truck to your new home.

Use Only New Packing Materials

Though it may be tempting to wrap your fragile items in the old moving paper you’ve kept in the attic, it’s best to use new packing materials. New products are guaranteed to be pest-free and clean, keeping your belongings safe and looking their best during the move. If you decide to reuse materials, take the time to shake each piece out and inspect it for insects. Take care to search for spiders as the dark folds of the paper make the perfect hiding place for these eight-legged critters.

Inspect the Boxes

If you’re reusing boxes housed in your garage or picking up free boxes from local stores, make sure to inspect each one thoroughly before bringing it inside. The last thing you want to do is introduce new pests to your home as you’re moving. If the boxes look chewed on or show signs of pest droppings and moisture, discard them. You’ll thank yourself for it when you’re unpacking at your new house. If you want to be especially cautious, consider purchasing new packing materials and boxes and forgoing the used options entirely.

Vacuum Furniture Before Moving

Insect eggs are tiny and easy to miss when you’re dusting by hand. Rather than leaving it to chance, take a moment to vacuum your bookshelves, dresser drawers, and other hard surfaces. If your couch and chairs have removable cushions, vacuum beneath them to get rid of any pests that may have nested in the crevices. This will get rid of eggs before they hatch, keeping unwanted critters out of your new home.

Inspect Your New Home

Unfortunately, the previous residents may not have been as mindful of their pest control efforts as you are. Before you unload anything at the new house, take the time to inspect it for pests. Look for droppings in the corners of rooms and closets and check window frames and doors for wood damage that could indicate a termite problem. If you see anything out of the ordinary, call an exterminator and schedule treatment before move-in day.

Moving can be stressful, but Eden’s Moving is here to help make your move as pleasant as possible. If you’re ready to start packing up, contact our team to discuss your move. We’ll carefully move your belongings to your new home so you can focus on the excitement of finding a new house instead of stressing over how to pack your items—Call 1-877-887-8248 to schedule a free estimate today.

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Joe V
Joe V

Joe has been working as a mover since 1997. He is a moving expert that loves to advise and share his knowledge with others. Contact Eden's Moving and ask Joe any moving-related questions you have.

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Vince Ortiz
Vince Ortiz
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These guys were great. Very careful with my furniture and they were quick. Not one ding on the walls either. I highly recommend them. I will be using them again in the future.
Tanner Goodwin
Tanner Goodwin
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I don't know what to say other than thanks Eden's! They helped me move twice now and both were smooth as you can expect a move to be. A broken cup or two but what do you expect, they moved my stuff across state lines and I have broken more moving myself, that is just part of the process. They were great about going over the coverage options too to ensure I was covered for any damages. Always get insurance for a move! Thanks again Eden's, I will recommend you to anyone!
sue tunner
sue tunner
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
Sonic HealingCO
Sonic HealingCO
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
sheina bernard
sheina bernard
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Awesome movers! From beginning to end it was a pleasure to work with polite, friendly and professional group of people. Our sales rep did an outstanding job. our movers and packers (as you can see in the pictures) did a remarkable job and their storage did also a great job since we got our staff without any damage. I will most definitely recommend you to everyone I know! Thank you so so much and keep up the good work!
Sam Nelson
Sam Nelson
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Eden's Moving was one of the best moving experiences I've ever had with a moving company, the movers were timely, professional, hard working, considerate, and knowledgeable. Dawn the scheduler and front office personnel was outstanding with her professionalism and communication. I highly recommend Eden's Moving to anyone seeking movers they will not let you down!
Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng
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Thomas, Isaias, and Enrrque did a fantastic job helping us move to a new apartment and the move is really professional. Great service and would definitely recommend it!
Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng
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Thomas, Isaias, and Enrrque did a fantastic job helping us move to a new apartment and the move is really professional. Great service and would definitely recommend it!
Nil taragon
Nil taragon
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Highly recommended movers! We hired Edens movers for a local move in Lakewood CO and they did an outstanding job. The movers were professional and friendly and the entire move went smoothly without any trouble. From the start they were organized and clear and the price was more than fair. Thank you for your great job!
Nil taragon
Nil taragon
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Best prices and great to work with. You have to wait a little bit longer for your stuff but they were very upfront about the time frame, gave us a range, and called a few days ahead of time. Our move was difficult because our stuff was in storage (we had already moved and due to another moving company dropping the ball we could not get back to finalize boxing everything up). They did a great job once they arrived organizing our stuff in storage carefully. I would highly recommend.
Kevin Spina
Kevin Spina
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Save yourself the time and trouble of trying to do it yourself or hiring questionable movers - I fully recommend Eden's Moving Services to anyone who needs professional moving services! I used their long distance moving service, their storage service and their packing services and they did a great job. The teams where very professional and the entire move process was perfect.
Julia Johns
Julia Johns
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On time, and worked well with all my new HOA rules for the move in. Worked through a blizzard for us! No damage to anything. Worked quickly & efficiently. Thomas, Alfredo and Baluino are an excellent team! Would highly recommend!
David Mink-Rover
David Mink-Rover
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My household has used Edens four times now with perfect results. The moved a massive Piano off the second floor – safe and quick. I hired them again with my recent long-distance move. The crew showed up on time, they were quick and careful with my stuff, and they made sure everything got placed where I'd need it.. Great experience once again. Will definitely use them again. extremely recommended.
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