Have you heard little sounds in the walls or noticed more than a few ants walking around the floor? There’s a chance some extra house guests have moved in and aren’t paying rent. Pests aren’t obvious about getting into a building. Unfortunately, when you finally realize they’ve made a new home in your house, is when they have already built up a nest. Whether you’re planning on buying a house, selling your existing house, or just want some peace of mind, it’s better to get a pest inspection. The sooner the problem is caught, the easier it will be to get rid of them and prevent future issues.
Here’s what you can expect with a pest inspection:
“They can squeeze through even the tightest cracks, and chew into what they can’t fit through.”
Entry Points – This not only includes the front door and windows, but crawlspaces, pipes, attics, garages and more. Any place that might have a tiny opening is fair game for insects and mice. They can squeeze through even the tightest cracks, and chew into what they can’t fit through.
The Yard – While it’s common to see insects and small rodents in the ground, those burrowing holes and nests can lead to potentially more hazardous issues down the road. It won’t be long before that ant hill has traveled into the house. Taking care of those pests also makes doing activities in the grass more enjoyable, without worrying about too many bugs. They can get caught on shoes or clothes, and get transported into the house.
“…those burrowing holes and nests can lead to potentially more hazardous issues down the road.”
“A lot of pests find dark wet areas a perfect place to build up their home.“
Any Moisture – Moisture comes with a risk of mold and mildew, but it also comes with a risk of pests. A lot of pests find dark wet areas a perfect place to build up their home. It’s a good source of water and they’re close to food since they’re in the house. This would be the case for centipedes, silverfish, and more!
If you’re concerned your home might have some uninvited guests, or you want to prevent those guests, give Grey Owl a call today!