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Why You Should Get A Pest Inspection Done Even If You’re Not Moving House

Do you know what’s living under your floors, or in your walls? We all know how risky it is to buy a house without first having a comprehensive building and pest inspection performed; it can end up costing you thousands if you find a termite infestation after you’ve moved in.

But if you’ve been living in your home for several years, or have never had the property inspected for pests, there could be problems brewing that you’re not even aware of. These issues could be affecting your family’s health, or building towards some nasty surprises and expensive fixes if ignored.

Some homeowners ‘play it safe’ by having a pest controller blitz the property with pesticides annually, or even bi-annually, regardless of whether there are signs of a pest problem. We are firm believers that prevention is better than cure, but many Australians, especially those with young families, are apprehensive about spraying poisons and chemicals around their home which is understandable.

termite chemical sprayingWhilst the chemicals used by pest controllers and exterminators are deemed safe when used by a certified pest controller under the proper conditions, wouldn’t it be better to reduce the amount we spray in our homes if we could? There are many different forms of pesticides used in Australia. They come in solid, liquid, powder or spray form and can be specifically designed to target different types of pests. If you don’t know which type of pests are in your house (if any), it’s difficult to make sure you are using the correct approach and could end up covering your home in chemicals unnecessarily.

Alternatives to Heavy Pesticide Use in Your Home

Rather than a regular visit from a pest controller, get a pest and termite inspection done every few years, it could turn out that you don’t have anything to worry about. Or, if there is a problem you weren’t aware of, you can take measures to tackle it before it gets worse, the only thing worse than having termites eating away at the foundations of your home, is having termites and not knowing about it!

Sometimes the health impacts of the pesticides, poisons and chemicals you use to protect your home and family can actually be worse than those from the pests themselves, so if you can avoid unnecessary use of them, why not?

Green Pest Control and Pest Prevention

green pest controlSometimes it will be necessary to take affirmative action against pests in your home, but don’t reach for the rat traps and poison just yet! Manufacturers are making great efforts to design products that get the job done with little or no risks to humans health or the environment. Orange Guard have created a family-friendly spray made from edible plant extracts and water that actually outperforms other contact insecticides.

Of course, if your pest inspection uncovers that you already have a serious infestation problem, you will need to get a professional pest control company in to deal with that specific issue. But, at least you’ll be able to pinpoint what and where the problem is so they can eradicate it completely and in the best way.

Once they’ve solved your problem for you though, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent future problems that won’t risk your health or break the bank.

If you’re concerned about whether you might need to get an inspection done at your home, you can book online here or give us a call on 07 5445 3111 if you’d prefer to have a chat first.