Every so often, it is a good idea to have pest inspections done in your home to make sure that there are no infestations or chances of infestations. Before you can have a pest inspection, there are steps you need to take in order to prepare your home to make the inspection process easier. In addition to cleaning the home, here are some of the things you will need to do prior to pest inspections being performed.
Because many insects, such as silverfish and roaches, like to live in dark places such as cabinets, these are areas where the pest inspection specialist is going to look at closely. Remove all food and other items from kitchen cabinets, as well as towels and anything else that is in your bathroom cabinets.
Clean Out Crawlspaces
Some people tend to use their crawl spaces to store unused items, such as seasonal items. If you are guilty of this, make sure that you get everything out of the crawl spaces before the pest inspection specialist arrives. They need to get into these spaces to look for signs of infestation.
If there are bushes and other plants near your home, it is important that you trim them back before the inspection, as well as pull any weeds that are also there. Because they block some view, there may be signs of infestation near these bushes that you can't see, such as mouse holes and nests. When you trim the bushes, it will make it easier to see these and other signs of infestation.
Move Stuff Away from the Home
If you have items outdoors that are close to your home, move them if at all possible. For instance, kids' toys, tools, and other items that are within two feet of the outside of your home should be moved. This will give the inspector plenty of space to move around while looking for signs of infestations.
Vacuum Carpets and Upholstery
One of the main places inside your home that is going to be inspected is carpeting. Upholstery on furniture will also be closely inspected. There are all kinds of small insects that can hide in carpeting and upholstery, and it is easier to inspect these items when they are clean. If you have the time, it is also a good idea to shampoo the carpets and upholstery before the pest inspection is performed.
For more information, contact a business such as Cairns Pest & Weed Control Services.
Hello, my name is Frieda, and I have a small phobia of bugs and mice. As a result, I have learned everything possible about keeping these critters out of my home. As I have had all of my old pets artfully positioned by taxidermists, I have also learned niche skills such as keeping pests out of the fur of taxidermy animals. In this blog, I am going to put together the best of everything I know along with some tips from the pros. I hope you find the info you need to live a happy, healthy life in a bug and pest-free home. --Frieda