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5 Reasons Why a Building and Pest Inspection is Essential

5 Reasons Why a Building and Pest Inspection is Essential

Pests are a common problem across Queensland and many varieties of pest species are present throughout the state. There is no doubt that some pests are more invasive than others, however all pests do pose a threat to your property in many different ways.

Some pests, such as termites, cause irreparable damage to your home and its contents. Other pests, such as cockroaches, compromise the hygiene of your home and spread germs across your house.

Regardless of species, all pests are problematic and one of the best ways the safeguard your home against them is through building and pest inspections. Hiring a pest control specialist to conduct a thorough building and pest inspection on your property can make the all the difference in your fight against pests. There are many benefits associated with getting a pest and building inspection and of these, we have compiled a list of the top five.

Protecting your investment

Your home or business is likely to be one of the largest investments of your life. If you are paying hundreds of thousands – and sometimes millions – of dollars for a home, you want to be sure that it is right for you. Something that can truly undermine your investment is a pest infestation and even if you can’t see them, they might still be present.

For this reason, it is always important that you get a professional building and pest inspection before you purchase a home. A professional will have the tools and expertise necessary to assess a home thoroughly and identify any pests that may inhabit the property. This can save you a hug amount of money in the long run, as hidden pests often mean hidden damage and this is always costly to treat and repair.

Early identification

As with anything, prevention is better than a cure when it comes to pest management. Identifying pests is one thing, but preventing them altogether is another thing entirely. Building and pest inspections can be helpful in terms of not only identifying pest activity, but also identifying areas that might harbour pests in the future. Early identification is the key to minimising pest activity and preventing future damage to your home and the only way to effectively identify the early stages of pest activity is with a professional building and pest inspection.

Risk management

Different types of pests can damage your home in different ways. Termites might eat away at the timber foundations, while rodents might chew your electrical systems and leave exposed wires on your property. These are just two examples that highlight the potential dangers of pest related damage on your property. In the worst cases, termite-ridden homes are unstable and ultimately unsafe.

Similarly, electrical damage cause by the likes of termites and rodents can create electrical hazards in certain points of your home. To ensure that you are not at risking of falling victim to these hidden dangers, you should enlist the help of a pest management specialist. A specialist building and pest inspection will effectively identify some of these risks and help you take steps to address them.

Assessing damage

If you can see visible pest damage around your home, then it is likely that pest activity on your property has reached plague proportions. The damage you see is probably only the tip of the iceberg, however. Pests inhabit many inaccessible areas of your home and they often cause damage to these areas first, without you even knowing. A building and pest inspection will uncover such damage and give you a clear picture of its full extent.

Developing a solution

Finally, a building and pest inspection is the first step in developing a solution. You can only develop a targeted solution if you are aware of the damage, the pest responsible and the areas in which the pest has nested. A professional building and pest inspection will provide you with all the information you need and this will enable you and your pest management specialist to work together and develop an effective solution to the problems at hand.

 For more information on building and pest inspections, contact the experts at Pegasus Environmental on 0423 674 568.