Dealing with pests and rodents in your house can be a major headache. That is why it is important if you are house hunting to be sure that you are on the lookout for pests and bugs on the property. When you are walking through property it is important to be on the lookout for a couple signs. These signs will help you to know if you are dealing with a major bug or rodent infestation.
1. Partially Eaten and Dead Plants
If a property has a lot of bugs, there will be signs on the plants. Bugs tend to eat through the leaves on flowers and shrubbery. When you are walking around the property, look closely at the plants outside. If you see any signs that bugs have eaten the plants, this is a good sign that bugs have already nested and are living on the property.
2. Dead Bugs In The Home At The Entrances
Sometimes when you are walking through a house you will notice a dead spider or bug in the area. This is a sign that the area has recently been sprayed for pests. Although it is nice that the previous owner is spraying for the pests, this is a sign that they have had problems with bug infestations in the past.
3. Odd Smells and Sounds
If there are rodents in the house, or in the surrounding area, there will be a distinct smell and/or sound. For example, you might hear scratching in the vents or the walls. You might also hear sounds like trickling water, or little running feet, also in the walls of the house. This is a sign that there is a problem with rodents. This is not a problem to be ignored. If the rodents were to die in the vents or walls, their corpses could emit dangerous toxins into your air supply.
4. Neighbors Complaining Of Problems
Before you purchase a home talk to the neighbors. They might be able to tell you if there are problems with pests and rodents. Usually if your neighbor is dealing with problems, so will you.
Just because a house has a problem with pests or rodents doesn't mean you shouldn't purchase it. However, you should get a professional exterminator, like Emory Brantley & Sons Termite and Pest Control, to come in and treat the house and property before you move in. If no one is living in the house, they can use stronger chemicals to help rid the area of the pests.