Some people think that if they hire a pest and termite inspector, then their home will be free of bugs and mites. In some cases this is true but not always. Often, it is only a matter of time before you have more bugs in your home than before. So what should you do when your inspectors come?
In some cases, the worst thing you can do is sit around and wait to have your home inspected. You need to act fast. Not only will your inspectors want to know about infestations in your home, but they may also need to assess the condition of your property in order to get an estimate of what repairs you will need to make.
A pest and termite inspection can take up to two hours and the inspector may not be able to give you an estimate of the cost for the inspection. If your inspector gives you an estimate that is higher than you are willing to pay, ask them for a cheaper estimate.
Your local code inspector can help you determine whether you have an infestation problem. The inspector can show you where the problem is most likely to be and provide information on what you should do to treat the infestation. Remember that just because your inspector doesn’t believe there is an infestation doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
During the pest and termite inspection, the inspector will do several things. For example, they will take soil samples from different places around your home. They will look for signs of termites and other pests and confirm that there are no home materials that might be presenting a risk to your family.
There are three things that pests can do to get into your home: they crawl through openings in the drywall, they climb your ceilings, and they enter the structure through plumbing or electrical lines. If your inspectors find any of these, your house is in danger of being infested. The inspector will document each occurrence, so you can be sure your property is safe.
Once you have been assured that your home is safe, your inspector will be able to tell you how to treat the infestation. Pest control treatments are available that can kill termites, mosquitoes, wasps, and ticks. These treatments will also contain baits that attract the insects and will help repel them.
If your inspectors find that your home needs long-term pest control treatments, they will need to put the property on a regular pest control schedule. With proper follow-up treatments, you can keep pests from coming back.
Pest control companies will also conduct annual inspections. This lets you know what is happening with your home. It will also let you know how much time is left before you will need to come back for maintenance.
If you decide that you need to bring in the experts to treat your infestation, be sure that you get all the relevant information before choosing the pest and termite inspector. Be aware that pests and termites that are the same size may appear to be of different species, so look at pictures of the insects to determine if you can get a second opinion.
Before you hire an inspector, you should know what you are looking for from a pest and termite inspection. For example, you should know how the inspector is going to determine the pests and insects present, so that you can have the answers you need before they come in.
A pest and termite inspection can help you determine if your home is infested with pests or termites. If you have any doubt, or if you have any questions, be sure to consult with a professional pest and termite inspector.