So, you are planning on buying a new place and you feel like you have found the right one for your family. However, you notice signs that you may end up dealing with certain pest control problems. There are sometimes when you may want to try to find a different place and other times when you should feel confident that you will be able to deal with the issue. Here are a few things to think about when you are contemplating a house with different pest issues:
You notice guano on the roof beams, siding, in the garage, in the attic or anywhere else
If you notice a few bat droppings here and there, then the chances are that you will end up with a slight bat problem that can be easily taken care of, many times by yourself. However, if you find that there are piles of guano in certain areas then there is an infestation of bats and this can be harder to deal with. The first thing you need to know is you will have to have a professional come out to remove the guano, because it can be toxic in large amounts. Also, you will have to have a professional remove the bats since it will have to be done in specific steps.
You notice signs that the house may have termites
If you notice some of the wood sounds hollow, you see visual signs of damaged wood or you notice little burrows that look like dirt straws along the border of the house, then it may have a termite infestation. You really should have a termite inspection done before making an offer on a home, but this is especially important if you see any of these signs. If a home has termites, getting rid of them can be a troublesome process that should definitely be done by a pest control company. If you are still considering this house, you want to make absolutely sure you know the extent of the damage and are willing and able to make the necessary repairs once the termites have been eradicated.
You spot cockroach droppings along baseboards, in drawers, in cupboards or anywhere else
It is often said that cockroaches are the one living thing that could survive a nuclear attack. This saying is due to the fact that they are so hard to get rid of. If you have another house you like just as much that doesn't show signs of a cockroach infestation, you'd probably be better off going that route. However, if you really like this house, then you want to make sure you go with a professional pest control company and have them treat the entire inside and outside of the house before you move any of your belongings in. If the pest control company gives you any sign that they expect the problem is serious and you may find yourself fighting the cockroaches even after their best attempts, then you really should try to find a different place.
Contact a pest control company, like E & R Exterminating Company, Inc., for more help.Share