In the event of a pest problem in your home or any other premises, a proper pest inspection is often the first step towards proper extermination. It is of course the right course of action, and is often times just a quick phone call away. Often times, these inspections are done in order to find any evidence of pests or pest related defects in a structure such as termite activity. The team here at Green Palm Pest Control is especially skilled in thorough inspection of homes, and will give you a proper assessment of the state of your premises accordingly.
Without a proper inspection, it can be difficult to tell the extent of infestation of pests, or whether there are any pests at all. Sometimes we fail to notice their presence until it is too late and it ends up costing a lot of money to correct the problem. This is where inspection can end up saving time and money. We are just a phone call away if you are in the South Florida area, and you can get in touch with us about getting a proper pest inspection conducted at your home. We are available even on weekends for people who are too busy in the weekdays.
When to seek pest inspection services
The most obvious time to seek pest control services is when pests are noticed within a building. Often times, people will conduct pest inspection before purchasing a house. It is often recommended so as to avoid any surprises after purchase has been completed. However, it is often advisable to conduct regular pest inspection, just to ensure that your home always pest free. Green Palm Pest Control services will conduct free inspections for you, and all you have to do is contact us and set up a proper date.
Choosing a home pest inspection service
Competent home pest inspection professionals could mean the difference between a well assessed home and a disaster just waiting to happen. Selecting a proper pest inspection service can be difficult, but keep these tips in mind to make your search that much easier.
This is mostly for people looking to purchase new homes, but it could work for just about anyone. Carry out extensive research on the various options out there. Recommendations are fine, but always double check and find out all of the options available to you. Poor research could leave you with a pest inspector who does a shoddy job, leaving you no better informed than when you first began.
Always endeavor to find out if any pest inspection officer or professional is qualified to be carrying out that inspection in the first place. Qualification is a guarantee that the service you are getting is of good quality. The team at Green Palm Pest Control is more than qualified to give you the very best service, with well over 30 years of experience under our belt.
It might be tempting to go for the least expensive pest inspection services, but remember to prioritize quality work over pest inspection cost. Here at Green Palm Pest control, our pricing is on the basis of the actual merits of each and every project we encounter, and you can always be assured value for your money.
What to expect from a professional pest inspector
Often times professional pest inspection services will send their best personnel to your home, and you can be sure they have carried out a complete inspection of the premises with this checklist of places that must be inspected.
These are often the most common entry points for different kinds of pest, and any professional will always inspect these areas thoroughly.
The inspection can be for a specific pest, or a general inspection for any and all types of pests
An inspection for these pests will often begin with areas where food is most likely to be found. This involves looking through baseboards and the insides of cabinets where food is most likely to be stored. In sever infestation cases the inspection will cover other crawl spaces around the house in other rooms like the basement, garage or the attic.
Termites are predominantly timber based pests, so inspection will be limited to areas of the structure constructed out of timber. They will be keeping an eye out for signs of an active termite infestation, or signs of termite activity such as damaged wood.
While carrying out the inspection, an inspector will typically use different kinds of equipment such as motion detectors, thermal imaging cameras and even moisture meters in order to detect the presence of pests in areas where it is not particularly easy to spot them with the naked eye. In this way they effectively make the inspection process a lot more thorough.
Inspectors will also take a good look at the area outside of the building such as the fences, the yard and even the foundation of the home in order to rule out or detect areas where actual pests might creep into a structure. Here the indicators of a possible entry point for pests would include cracks and small homes or mud tubes along the walls in the case of termites.
Pest inspection report
Once a proper pest inspection has been completed, it is mandatory for the pest inspection service to provide a detailed pest inspection report. Here are some of the things that you should expect in a well written pest inspection report.
- A record of the parts of the building that have been completely inspected. This is just so that the reader can understand the extent of the thoroughness of the pest inspection process. If any parts of the building were not inspected, it is important also document these areas and to give a proper reason why they were not inspected.
- This is a must for any decent pest inspection report. It is important to not only talk about your findings, but to also provide evidence of these findings in the form of pictures.
- Notes of areas where it is possible for pest infestations to develop, or areas where pests could gain entry into the premises. This is so that the owner is fully aware of high risk pest entry areas around the premises, and so that proper prevention methods are carried out to prevent said entry of pests.
- Recommendations for the next course of action. If pest activity has been determined, the report should recommend a proper extermination option. This will of course depend on the extent of the infestation which can be either minimal or severe. The report could also recommend further inspection in the future as well.