Why You Should Call An Exterminator Before You Move Into Your Next Home

Posted on: 29 November 2019

When you move into your next home you're going to inherit a lot of things from the previous homeowners. Things such as awful paint colors, leftover furniture, possibly some food in the refrigerator, but you may also end up inheriting someone else's pest problem. Moving into a home, you just don't know what you're getting yourself into, but most homeowners don't expect to have a pest problem when they first move in. Read on for reasons why you should call an exterminator before you move into your next home.

To Prevent Infesting Your Belongings

If you move everything into your next home before doing a proper pest inspection, you could potentially infest everything you own. This means furniture, bedding, clothing - everything. Depending on the type of pests you have in the house, this could be a recipe for disaster, especially if those pests are bed bugs. A pest control specialist can inspect the house before you put your belongings into your home to keep you and your family safe from unwanted pests.

To Prevent Buying a Damaged Home

If you have a home that is infested with pests such as termites, you may be purchasing a home that is damaged. Have the home inspected beforehand to ensure termites aren't taking over your home. Termites can eat through wood and cause enough damage to a home that it could be unlivable or extremely costly to repair. If you have termites, you may not even know what to look for, such as sawdust along window ledges, or in crawl spaces where you may have rotting wood. Termites also leave behind mud trails along the wood, or on the ground. If you aren't sure what to look for, you could have this pest issue and not have any idea. Have your home inspected beforehand to prevent this type of pest damage to your newly purchased home.

To Prevent a Compounding Pest Problem

If you have one pest problem already, chances are pretty good that you could end up with another pest problem. One pest issue, such as rodents can lead to another pest problem if not taken care of, such as ants or roaches. If the previous owners had a pest problem and you weren't aware of it, you could end up with a second pest problem as well. A compounding pest problem can take even more time to get rid of.

If you have purchased a home, seek out local exterminator services to prevent any of the issues mentioned above.