Even if property has been inspected for pests before or not, it’s important to have it inspected and treated at least annually. Some properties may require more regular treatments or inspections, such as when managing an active termite infestation for example. Pest damages can be quite devastating, but early inspections allow you to stay ahead of anything that may cost you more in replacements and repairs. When you work with an experienced, qualified and trusted pest control expert, you can rest assured your home is protected. But how often should you invite these experts over? The following points are a guide to help you know how often you need to book a pest inspection for your home or business.
Your property’s location is among the top determining factors. Is the area prone to a certain pest? Perhaps a bushy area? Or a city location with rats? Perhaps you live in German cockroach territory? If your property is in one of these prime hotspots, you may be able to prevent the inevitable by doing basic inspections to look for animal feces, soil mounds on your lawn, chewed wood on your floors, broken window screens, or the animals and insects themselves. DIY treatments may offer short term relief, but you need a professional for a long term solution. Professionals can also ensure there are no pests causing damage that you may miss, or that could cause you sleepless night when 5 becomes 5,000!
Age of the Property
Contrary to the popular saying that “age doesn’t matter”, your property’s age matters when it comes to pest control. Older properties are proven to be more susceptible to pest infestation and will require regular site inspections. Pest controllers will need to check different areas in olders homes (especially those that are made from wood or can be easily entered by small animals). Through frequent inspections, you can help preserve a older home safely and effectively.
Pest Infestation History
Knowing your home’s pest infestation history is just as important as knowing the next step for when pests invade your property. A property that has had pests building a nest in it or nearby can become a huge problem as these pests may often return to that same spot or near it. This is because pests will always build their colony in areas where food is easy to get and the temperatures are perfect. During an inspection, it’s good to disclose this information even if the pest controller doesn’t ask about it. This way, they can track down the areas where pests will commonly dwell in and you’ll have that problem sorted out if ever the pests decide to return to the same area.
When pests have started to take over your property
Having pests is one thing, having them limit your activities is another. It’s a common misconception that doing pest control on your own will save you more money. What you haven’t considered is the fact that you know less about the pests you’re dealing with and that giving them the hint that they’re about to be exterminated will give you more problems to deal with. Take wasps as an example. If you try to destroy their nest on your own without the proper gear and equipment, you may end up being stung and could require medical care. Trust an expert to remove pests and to help stop them coming back in the future.
So how often should you really invest in pest inspections? If you’re unsure, you can ask Picton Pest Control! Pest infestations can worsen over time and the longer you neglect it, the worse it will be damage-wise. Don’t struggle dealing with pests on your own – call a pest control expert who can provide you with peace of mind.