Inspecting Prospective Apartments/Home For Pests

When your in the market for a new apartment or home, a pest inspection of the prospective properties is very cost effective. Detecting a problem before moving in could save you thousands. The fact is that there are many homes and apartments with active infestations in NYC. Since you probably dont know who was living there, this is why it would be a good idea to know if any pests are present. Moving into an infestation could be one of the most stressful situations for new tenats/homeowners. Today we will post a few things that your exterminator should check while doing a “New Home Inspection”

Moving into an new place with an existing bed bug infestation could be quite a nightmare. As the bed bugs may have not fed in some time, you would not notice this problem until your first or second night sleep. Having a room full of hungry bed bugs could result in you waking up very itchy and unhappy. The problem is that many people will vacate a home/apartment due to a persistent bed bug problem which will leave you with their unwanted problem. Hiring a qualified and experienced exterminator can save you stress and money on a bed bug treatment program.
Another pest that leaves quite a bit of evidence around the home are rodents. Mice and rats will usually be easily detectable by feces and rub-marks. A well seasoned exterminator will walk into a home or apartment and go to all the hot spots. They will first check areas such as inside the stove, behind the stove, behind the refrigerator and any other items that they feet are attractants to rodents. The basement is also another great place they will check. Moving into a new place with an existing rodent problem could be dangerous for you and your family. They may also suggest to plug any entry points that they feel rodent may enter in the future.
Roaches are the cause of many disease and medical conditions, so moving into a place that is roach free would be ideal for anyone. During your pest inspection this is also a main pest that the exterminator should be looking for. Depending on the type of roach they can be found in different areas in the home. The exterminator will most likely check the kitchen cabinets, the basement, and any areas with a lot of moisture. Roaches are easily detectable by a experienced professional. Roach infestations grow rapidly so it is a problem you want to catch before it grows out of hand.
Some other important pests they should inspect for are:
  • Termites
  • Animal Entry Points
  • Moths
  • Pantry Pests
If you are located in the 5 boroughs of NYC and would like to schedule a New Home Pest Inspection please call us at (718)336-0634 for more details. Good luck and happy hunting!

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