Pest inspections serve a few purposes. Number one, and most importantly, they inform the homeowner if there is a pest problem and then they can proceed with addressing the problem. Number two, they are necessary when buying and selling a home so the home buyer knows exactly what they are getting.
A pest inspection should be done every year in order to make sure there is no new infestation. This is the best time to attack a pest problem, when it is newly developing. We realize getting an inspection every year may seem like a hassle to a lot of homeowners but we suggest, at the very least, they get an inspection every two to three years.
If you see a rat, mouse, rodent, bedbugs or any other type of pest in your home which may be part of a bigger infestation, it is best to call a pest control company right away and get a pest inspection.
Even if you have seen mice or rats only in your back yard it is probably a good idea to get an inspection. They could be using part of your home for “home base” and the damage they are doing is unseen but very expensive in the long run.
If you are purchasing a home, it is a must that you see the termite bond and that a professional appraiser look to see if there is any pest damage. You want to protect yourself against big problems in the future. Making sure your new home is free from termites and other pests is part of the “due diligence” process of buying a home.
If you are selling your home, getting a pest inspection done and showing a clean bill of health will increase the likelihood of securing a buyer. Its one more incentive and potential problem they can check off their list.
Pest control experts have been in the field many years and have seen just about every scenario unfold. They probably know what your situation is and how to handle.
Your pest control agent may even be able to provide you free tips for how to keep pests at bay, ultimately saving you money in the long run. Using a well-established, locally owned pest control specialist is the ideal way to go.