What Is Included In A Pest Control Inspection?

Several things must happen in order to eliminate pests. For example, besides the treatments themselves, it’s necessary to first inspect the property. There is extremely important. In this article, we’ll explain why, as well as what happens during an inspection.

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Get a pest control inspection before the job begins

The purpose of a pest control inspection is simply to get a lay of the land. This helps us determine the nature and severity of the infestation. It also helps us determine what type of pests you’re dealing with, where they are located, as well as the best plan of attack.

Doing things this way allows us to perform the job in a logical and thought-out manner using modern pest control. It’s a lot better than turning up on the day, and then deciding what to do. But what actually happens during a pest control inspection?


To start with, we go over all parts of the property with a fine tooth-comb. This includes all rooms in the home, plus basements, lofts and void spaces. We also inspect exterior areas like sheds, outbuildings, fences, retaining walls and your garden if this is necessary. When doing this we look for pests and the signs of pests. Each pest has tell-tale signs, which our technicians can spot.

Other types of pest inspections

There are other types of inspections that we do. For example, many businesses involving food  require or benefit from routine inspections, even if pests have not been detected. This helps you detect the presence of pests before they become a problem. Remember, forewarned is forearmed.

If you’re in an area with wood-boring beetles, then you may want an inspection. These pests can cause catastrophic damage to your home. By getting a regular pest control inspection you can prevent damage to your timbers. (This is probably something you’ll want to do if you’ve already dealt with wood beetles in your home.)

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These types of inspections are also extremely useful if you’re buying a house. This is especially true if the house is older, or in a state of disrepair. This way you avoid buying a house that is infested with pests which house insurance doesn’t usually cover. If this happens, you may have to spend thousands of pounds removing those pests.

At the end of the inspection, you’ll receive a report from our licensed pest technicians. This helps you understand the findings. It will also have a damage report – if there is damage – and recommendations for what to do next. In certain cases, you may also receive a certificate of inspection. Ultimately, these inspections are a good idea for all homeowners. They save you money in the long run and are more than worth it.

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