Pre-purchase pest and termite inspections are an essential part of the homebuying process but it would be a mistake to assume you’re good to go and that no further inspections are required further down the track. Pest inspections should be carried out on a periodic basis, preferably annually or more frequently if you reside in an area that’s particularly prone to pest infestations, especially termites, which can cause serious damage in seemingly no time at all. For most homeowners, an annual pest inspection is advisable.
Identify the problem and take action immediately
One of the most important reasons to have a pest inspection regularly is that it enables you to have any existing problems identified and then take immediate action. The longer an infestation exists, the greater the problem, in terms of risk to health and damage to property, will grow. This generally sees the cost of resolving the problem grow as well, so you can save both time and money through periodic pest inspections, not to mention protect the health and wellbeing of your family by eradicating a potential health threat.
The last point is a particularly important one, as people often overlook the health and safety issue of pest infestations in the home. Pests, especially rodents, can carry disease and their urine and droppings can also have a negative effect on the health of your family. Moreover, rats are known to chew through electrical wiring which can cause fires and termite infestations can damage the structure of your home and put your family at risk of accidents. Consequently, it’s important to have regular pest inspections to identify and then eradicate any infestations identified.
Maintain low insurance premiums
By identifying any potential problems and taking immediate action to resolve any pest infestation issues identified, you can also minimise the need to make insurance claims and keep your insurance premiums down. Home and contents insurance is expensive enough without having to make repair claims that could see your insurance premiums rise.
What does a pest inspection entail?
A pest inspection is a thorough inspection of a property that seeks to identify any existing infestations along with any potential problems or areas that puts the property at risk of an infestation. When we conduct a pest inspection of your home, we’ll inspect all rooms and internal areas as well as the exterior of your property. This ensures all potential entry points to your home have been identified and a suitable solution can be implemented. If any infestations exist, we’ll discuss the treatment we recommend with you before taking action.
At Harris Pest Control, we often see residential properties that have sustained thousands of dollars damage due to pest and termite infestations, most of which could have sustained far less damage if only treated earlier. To keep on top of your pest control needs, have your home inspected on a regular basis by an experienced pest control expert. To book your pest and termite inspection with Mackay’s leading name in home pest control, call 07 4957 3837.