Detect Pest Problems Before Buying a Home
Are you looking for a house to buy? Are you ready to detect possible pest problems?
It seems that summer, is the time when the highest percentage of homes is sold, people start their search in spring and hope to find their new home before the end of summer vacation.
But, it is also the time of year when insect pests are in full swing and greater pest control is necessary.
If the house is not new construction, its previous owner may already have pest problems and not correct the problem.
Logically the last thing you want is to find a bed bug or roach infestation in your new home.
Reports of infestations in recent years from pest control companies show that there has been an increase in pests in second-hand homes around the world.
Our article wants to help you detect possible infestations before you decide to buy it.
Carefully inspect the house for signs of pests
Although it is natural not to think negatively when we find the house of our dreams. Do not wait for the seller to reveal that they have had past problems if they have not solved the problem.
“Don’t be shy or intimidated by asking.” You are going to spend a lot of money!
On your tour of the house, you have the first opportunity to detect possible pests.
- Examine for cracks where roaches or bedbugs can access.
- Take a close look at the kitchen and pantries for feces and other signs of roach activity.
- Be on the lookout for possible dead bugs and droppings around windows, doors, and baseboards.
- Cockroach and bed bug pests often leave strange odors.
- Look for holes and chafing marks, these may be signs of a rat infestation.
- Take a close look at skirting boards, plaster cracks, and under wallpaper.
Remember that bedbugs can survive up to 7 months in an empty house and stay hidden. Today, there are many buyers requesting inspection and pest control. If you like the house, do not hesitate, request your inspection!