Why You Should Have Your House Checked for Pests

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I’ll apologize in advance for the creepy photos! This post was submitted to me by a partner of this blog, and it’s an important topic for any home owner to consider.  Here’s why it’s a good idea to have your home inspected for pests on a regular basis, and what to expect when a pest control professionals visits your home.

Why having your home inspected for pests is a good idea

You want to look after your home, and to make sure it’s a safe place to live. This is why it’s a good idea to make sure it remains a pest free environment. Pests like termites can do a lot of damage to your property before you even realize they are there. Hiring a pest control expert to inspect your property on a regular basis can help prevent unwanted damage and cost.

In this article we are going to look at the damage that can be caused by pests such as termites.

We are also going to explain the benefits of pest control inspections and consider how often you should have them carried out.

Termites – image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Damage that can be caused by pests

Termites can cause a lot of structural damage to your home. It takes a long time for them to do so, but they are able to because they often remain undetected. This is because they destroy wooden structures from the inside out.

If you do not have regular inspections carried out, the first sign of termite presence you see, could be the bending or breaking of wood that has been undermined.

Termites are not the only pests that can cause damage in your home. For instance, rats can chew through wood and wiring. This type of damage can be dangerous and costly. Rat faeces and urine can also have a negative effect on the health of people living in an affected property. This is especially the case for anyone who suffers with breathing difficulties.

Vancouver’s rat population – image courtesy of www.cbc.ca

Why pest control inspections make sense

You can see that pest infestation can become a real problem if you let it. This is why it makes sense to look for a pest control expert to carry out regular checks at your property; to help make sure that your home remains pest free. If you need help finding the right person for the job, just click this link. Pest control professionals can put their experience and expertise to use in ridding your home of pests.

They visit your property and look for any gaps or cracks where pests could gain entry. They ensure that these entry points are blocked. They also look for any evidence that pests may already be in your home, such as faeces and urine. If they do identify a pest problem they will then go ahead to discuss a plan of action with you.

It’s a good idea to have a pest control check carried out every 1-2 years. Frequency is often dictated by the presence of pests in the area and the incidence of pest control problems.

Hopefully, you can see why it’s a good idea to have your home inspected for pests, on a regular basis. Doing so can help you prevent expensive, and potentially dangerous, damage.

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