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Buying A New House? Pest Issues To Watch For

Buying a new house is one of the most important decision/achievement of life. At the same time moving to a new home could be stressful too. One must, therefore, ensure the process goes smooth and for this certain steps must be taken. Checking new place for pests is one of the most important issues and given importance before signing on dotted lines. Your ignorance or mistake on pest issue may not only give you headaches but also recurrent expenditure on pest control! One of the major problem with any new or old building can be a termite infestation. This is why a new home pest inspection is so crucial.

Before you sign on the dotted line, you should always request a termite inspection, commonly known as a wood destroying organism (WDO) inspection. This inspection must be done by a licensed pest control professional to avoid getting stuck with costly repairs after the deal is done. Termites are 'silent destroyers' and cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year. They chew up wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. Therfore, you must ensure that there are no termites in the new house you are planning to buy.

Apart from the termites, other pests that can create similar problems (depending upon the area where your new home is locate) are spiders, scorpions and ants. Few common spots for pests to infest in any house could be kitchens, bathrooms, garages and basements. Look closely in these areas and ascertain if the house has a pest problem or not. But also consult a pest service for additional advice.

You may also look out for pest droppings to ensure there aren’t any bigger pests like mice or cats around. Similarly, if you find dead pests inside the house, then that could also be sign of pest infestation in and even outside the house.

Once you have determined that home you are planning to buy is pest free or if the problem has been taken care of, then you may sign on the papers. The best way to ensure is to take help of a certified pest control company and they will send an experienced and expert professional to examine and inspect your would be home.

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