Buying a new home is an incredibly exciting time, but it can also be extremely stressful. You have mounds of paperwork to get through, lots of important details to think about and difficult decisions to make. It’s important that during that process, you stop and take a moment to think about pest control in your potential new home.
We’re not saying that to kill your buzz! But heed our warning: ignore any signs of pest damage and your new home could surprise you in more ways than you might imagine. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss some of the things you should be considering when purchasing a new home. It’s a big outlay, and we want to help make sure that you don’t regret it.
Why an Inspection Is Important
It’s absolutely essential that before you complete your big-money purchase, you organize a thorough inspection of your potential new home. Sure, you’ve already organized a standard home inspection, but that’s more about the structure of your home and any potential safety hazards. Pest inspections, also known as termite inspections and wood-destroying organism inspections, assess any potential pest problems.
You shouldn’t sign the dotted line until you’ve had one done. That way, you’ll sign your contracts completely reassured that there’s nothing of concern regarding pests. As well as looking for termites, your pest control expert will be looking for any signs of ant, the bed bug, flea, cockroach and rat infestation. If you don’t spot the damage before you buy your new home, then you could settle in with a very costly pest control problem as a welcome present.
Buying a new home is an expensive ordeal, and you may be tempted to save the cash on a pest inspection. Trust us: if your pest control professional comes across any potential signs of pest damage, they’ll be saving you an incredible amount of money in the long run.
What Are Some Pest Problem Signs?
Even before the pest inspection, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for signs of pest infestation when inspecting the property. If there are any signs of mud tubes or tiny, hollow tunnels in any of the wooden structure, then there could be termites eating away at that home.
See any small piles of termite droppings? Sawdust? What about tiny termite wings without the insect body attached to them? These are all signs of termite infestation and a clear warning sign.
But they’re only some of the more obvious signs of infestation. You should be prepared to check the gutters and see how badly they’re clogged. Termites like moisture and a gutter that isn’t working effectively will be creating plenty of moisture around the home.
Firewood also needs to be stored in a safe location, as termites, cockroaches, and rats will be quick to infest it. Wood stumps from chopped down trees, mulch, bark, and any loose branches are other things that could inadvertently attract termites and ants to your potential new property too.
Contact Truly Nolen for Pest Inspections
For many people, a new home is the single biggest purchase they’ll make in their life. Why would you try to save a few dollars instead of making sure that everything is absolutely right? Is it really worth the risk?
We don’t think so, and we strongly recommend that you speak to our friendly team about organizing a pest inspection of your potential new home. If you’ve missed any signs of pest infestation then we certainly won’t, and we’ll treat any pest control issue effectively.
You’ll be making one simple call to our professional pest control team, but it could be one that saves you an absolute fortune.