Pests to Look Out For Before You Close on Your New Home

If you’re looking to buy a home through real estate agents, there are many things you’ll want to look into before making the final decision. One of those is whether or not the house has pests. If it does, certain precautions should be taken to ensure that your family can live happily in their new home. Reach out to B and B exterminating for pest inspection services best for your home and family.

Here are some of the most common pests to look out for before closing on your new home:

Termites

Termite infestation can be a nightmare for homeowners all around the country. They may not live in your house, but if you have termites in your basement or crawlspace, these pests can cause significant damage to your property and cause the damage to escalate quickly.

When it comes to protecting yourself against termites, seal up any cracks that lead from your basement or crawlspace into other places in the house, like air vents and light switches. For a more permanent solution, you can hire professionals to come in and do the job for you.

Ants

Ant infestation is no fun at all. These little critters that are usually grey or black can be seen on or near your house’s foundation, which means that they’re most likely trying to get into the holes and cracks of your home’s structure. To prevent these pests from moving into your home, make sure that you seal any gaps and crevices near the foundation.

Rodents

If there are visible signs of rodents near a house, then it’s likely that these critters have already taken up residence in the structure of the house itself. The presence of rodents like mice and rats causes significant damage if left unchecked because rodent infestation is a sign that there is plenty of moisture in the structure, which can lead to mold growth. To prevent a flood of rodents, seal up any holes near the foundation of your new home.

Spiders

While spiders are usually harmless, seeing an infestation of them isn’t exactly what you like to see when moving into a new home. Not only that but sometimes its hard to discern between harmless spiders and dangerous spiders such as the black widow that poses harm to you and your family. Your best bet? See spiders, call a pest control company. This is the surest, safest way to determine and handle your spider infestation in your new home. 

Bed Bugs

The very first thing that you’ll want to look out for is bed bugs. These pesky creatures grab onto people and begin biting them everywhere on their bodies. While this wouldn’t be a big deal for an adult, it could cause severe problems for your children if they were to be bitten by these critters. To prevent bed bugs from moving into your home, ensure that you inspect the property thoroughly before you move in. Previous owners may have already moved out because of these pests, so it’s a good idea to enquire about the situation once you’ve found a home.

There are plenty of pests that can invade your property and cause damage to it. While you can always take precautions to protect yourself from these pests, it’s still best that you hire a professional exterminator to deal with them for you. By calling a professional exterminator before you even move in, you’re guaranteed peace of mind once the process of moving in begins.