Critical Pest Inspection Services Phoenix Az
Your home, ideally, should be a sanctuary. A place where you can be at peace while escaping everyday fears and anxiety. Unfortunately, it is not always the sanctuary you had hoped for you and you alone. Sometimes unwanted rodents and pests take up residence and steal your peace of mind.
Once inside these unwanted quests reproduce quickly and become a challenge to evict. We may think that unwanted pest infestations happen in gross, unkempt homes, and businesses. In Arizona this is not always the case. Discovering a creepy pest problem can be stressful, dangerous, and expensive.
Phoenix Pest Inspection
Structural pest inspections can help safeguard property buyers and/or owners against investing in fault-ridden properties. A good pest inspector can uncover hidden problems, damage, infestations, and the pending infestations a property may have.
The results can give investors peace of mind, with the knowledge that what they are buying is not going to collapse around them and they will not be shelling out hard earned money remediating pest infestations.
Metropolitan Phoenix is considered by many to be the Bug Capital of the United States. Mild winter weather combined with Spring and Fall (Monsoon) make for ideal breeding conditions for Arizona pests.
Phoenix is home to several types of garden-variety insects. Generally, these pests are not much more than a nuisance. Occasionally, these pests can produce populations that become a health or structural damage threat. Correcting conditions conducive and general pest service can bring these pests back under control.
Critical pests can be a threat to health and cause structural damage. Remediating critical pests and/or correcting structural damage can be expensive.
Whether you are dealing with a family of rats or have scorpions crawling on the ceiling, pests are never a welcome guest. They may seem like a minor nuisance, but pest-related damages could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and remediation costs.
Effective Pest Inspections Phoenix Az
Pest inspections are an effective way for buyers and sellers to get the entire picture of a property’s pest status. Regular home inspections provide a broad survey of a home’s condition, but general home inspectors do not have the experience or training to spot active infestations, droppings, damage, or other telltale signs of unwanted creatures.
If you suspect insect damage or an infestation in a property you are buying or selling, you may find it well worth your time to consult a pest specialist.
Realtors can help buyers be prepared for a new home with a Full Critical Pest Assessment from Bill’s Pest Termite Control. Our team consists of specialized pest inspectors who can provide a detailed assessment and report that includes remediation recommendations to help your client make a more informed buying decision.
What is a Phoenix Pest Inspection?
Pest inspections normally include a full visual examination of a home’s interior and exterior, with special attention paid to areas that are most likely to attract Arizona pests. Attics, storage areas, garages, sheds, and inground water boxes will receive additional scrutiny from experienced inspectors. Shrub areas, trees against a structure along with any other glaring entry points like openings under doors, holes in the wall and cracks along the foundation usually warrant closer examination.
However, there are plenty of other red flags that might go unnoticed to the untrained eye. Small holes in wood or dry wall which can be easily mistaken for nail holes etc., could be caused by nesting insects like carpenter ants and bees. Small collections of insect droppings often point to active pest colonies, while gnawing marks could be signs of mice and rats.
The location of a structure, available water sources and the surrounding environment can provide an experienced inspector with clues as to the type of pests and areas used for nesting. For example, moisture, shade, and availability of food sources are critical to thriving pest populations.
What Insects are considered critical pests?
Pest inspectors search for any of the following as they make their way around a property:
- German Cockroaches
- Bed bugs
What Insects are considered non-critical pests?
Crickets, roaches, earwigs, ants, and spiders are not considered critical pests. However, that can change as populations grow and get out of hand.
Depending on where you live, your inspection might cover pests that are native to your area. As an example, it is not unusual for home buyers and sellers in the rural areas to add rattlesnakes and ground squirrels to their pest inspection checklist.
How Long Do Pest Inspections Take?
Critical Pest inspections usually will not take longer than 30 minutes to an hour. However, your inspection could take much longer depending on the size of the property, severity of the damage to the home in question. The more issues your inspector identifies, the longer the appointment could take.
Is a Critical Pest Inspection a do-it-yourself project?
Although most consumers are good at spotting insects few have the training and experience to detect the subtle evidence of a hidden infestation and the resulting damage. The average consumer is not skilled to diagnose all a structure’s potential pest issues. Even fewer have the experience to determine conditions conducive to future problems.
Not only are trained pest inspectors able to spot signs of an infestation, but they also have experience assessing pest damage. Even more importantly, professional inspectors have the experience to determine areas that warrant closer examination and/or probing.
How much does a Critical Pest Inspection Cost?
Stand alone inspections are $150 for average size structures when paid on the day of inspection. When inspections are completed in conjunction with a Termite Inspection Report, they are $75 when paid on the day of inspection. Reports billed through escrow and/or billed include additional cost(s).
German Cockroach Inspection
German cockroaches in a structure can be very dangerous. They carry a large number of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Coming in contact with their bodies and/or feces can cause diarrhea, dysentery, salmonella, and other serious health concerns.
One or two German cockroaches can turn into hundreds overnight. This pest mates and matures at a quick rate. As populations grow so does the risk of asthma complications and allergies. When the population increases this pest will seek additional food sources and has been known to attack human skin, eyebrows and mucus excretions around the eyes, mouth, and nose.
Scorpion Pest Inspection
The sting of an Arizona scorpion may be painful or even deadly depending upon the person. Scorpions are venomous and found throughout Phoenix Az. Moving into a home infested with this pest can make for a bad nightmare.
Bed Bug Inspection
Just the thought of waking up in the middle of the night to discover bugs crawling on your skin and sucking the blood out of your body is enough to send most of us over the edge. The emotional scars never go away. Bed bugs should not be ignored. They are serious business. Protect your peace of mind with a thorough bed bug inspection by an experienced exterminator.
Rodents such as rats and mice are a health risk. They carry more than thirty-five diseases. These diseases can be spread directly to humans when they handle live, or dead rodents, have contact with rodent feces, urine or saliva, as well as rodent bites.
Once rodents take up residence, they can be difficult and expensive to eradicate. This pest can cause extensive damage to homes and vehicles. Many structure fires in Phoenix have been attributed to rodents chewing through electrical wires.
Ticks are known to cause allergic reactions in people and pets. This pest carries harmful germs that can be deadly to humans and pets.
It is not just the droppings of pigeons that are dangerous. Pigeons themselves can carry mites and fleas, which can then attach to your pets or enter your structures, causing skin irritation and itchiness.
Having pigeons nesting on or around a structure is a recipe for expensive damage repairs and remediation efforts. Large pigeon infestations can make outside areas of a structure uninhabitable.
Bee & Wasp Inspection
While many consider wasps as more aggressive than bees this is an incorrect notion. Wasps and Bees have different temperaments, and their level of aggression is often dictated by how they are encountered. Both of these pests can deliver painful stings. Large populations of these pests in and around structures can increase the chances of experiencing unpleasant stings along with dealing with expensive damage repairs.
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