For people who have just purchased a new home in Melbourne, they need to ask themselves a few questions:
? Is my home free of pests
? If there are pests, what kind of pests are they
? How can I find a reliable pest exterminator
Is Your Home Free of Pests
To determine if your newly purchased home is free of pests, you should get a pest controller to do a report on your home. Before you even go through with the purchase, it may well be worth your while enlisting the services of a pest controllers for a service like a ‘Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspection’, this test checks to make sure no termites are nibbling away at the wooden structure of the home you’re considering for purchase. This will make sure you are investing in the right home, it would be a shame to encounter termites down the track.
What Kind of Pests
To determine if you have a problem to begin with, you’ll need to know what kind of pests is affecting your home, if any. The following is a list of commonly found pests:
Fleas can infect your pets, making their lives miserable. Ticks can attack not just your pets, but also you and your children. Silverfish feeds on sugars, and can contaminate your unopened food packages, causing spoilage. Cockroaches can activate allergies and asthma. Bees are prone to sting your children, leaving them in tears. Ants can invade your pantry, spoiling food in the process. Mice and rats are also lovers of food, plus they can leave their droppings all over the home, causing an unpleasant smell.
How to find a Reliable Pest Controller
If you need a pest exterminator, you can look in the phonebook. Another good way would be to use online directories for your local area. Ask the advice of family and friends. Ring around, ask for quotes and see how much it’s going to cost. Some pest controllers may be specialists in removing the specific kind of pest you need gone.
Sometimes you may need to leave your home for a few days, to let the pest controllers fumigate the home or other activity the involves hazardous chemicals. It’s best to pre-arrange to visit family during this time, or even schedule a vacation. If you are going to be a homeowner, protect your investment by making sure it’s free of pests.