On any given day, you walk into most homes and be surprised by an infestation of various pests. Spiders, mice, ants, and cockroaches are some pests that come in at the back door. They can sneak inside an open door or maybe get through a small crack in the wall. Today we will look at what you should expect from home pest inspections in Brisbane.
Evaluation of whether there is any evidence of pest infestation
This step will ensure that you know exactly what you’re dealing with. For example, if cockroaches are in your kitchen, it’s essential to know where they came from and how many of them there are. The inspector will look at the structure of your home and its surroundings to see if there are any possible entry points for pests like mice or rats. They will also look for other signs such as droppings or nests.
Identification and classification of insects and arachnids
This includes identifying the type of insects or arachnids present (such as ants or termites) and classifying them according to their level of damage. For example, some species are more destructive than others, so you must know which ones you have before taking action.
A professional pest inspector will inspect your property for any signs of pests such as termites, rodents, and other vermin. The inspector will also look outside your home, including patios and porches. The inspector will also check inside walls, floors, and ceilings to ensure there are no cracks or holes that could allow pests into your home. The inspector may use specialized equipment such as infrared cameras to detect heat from insects hiding behind walls or under floors. The inspection results will be documented in writing so that you have proof of what was found during the investigation.
Looking at the structural integrity of the exterior and interior walls
The home pest inspector will look at the structural integrity of the exterior and interior walls, floors, ceiling, and all other areas. They will also check for signs of termites, rodents, or cockroaches and any damage caused by these pests. The inspector will check for moisture damage and investigate whether any water leaks could be causing problems with dampness. They will also look for signs of mould growth and explore how easy it would be to remove it.
Checking for any stagnant water sources in and around the home
Stagnant water sources in and around the home are one of the most common causes of termite damage. Inspectors will check for any stagnant water around pipes, drains, and gutters, as well as in areas where water collects after heavy rains.
A pest inspection aims to determine any signs of infestation and what type of infestation exists. This can be done through visual inspection, smell and sound detection, and tools such as traps and lures. A professionally trained inspector will use their knowledge of pests and behaviour patterns to determine whether an infestation exists and where it is located within your property.