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What Does a Pest Inspection Entail?

A pest inspection is a critical part of any comprehensive plan for controlling the many pests that can infest your home or business. Inspections are conducted by licensed professionals who understand the common signs of infestations, but there is much more involved. The inspection also lays the groundwork for forming a pest control plan of action. This will outline the steps needed to eliminate the pests from the property and prevent a recurring infestation in the future. The inspection should always be performed by a qualified professional for the best results.

Pest Inspection Checklist

To understand the value of a pest inspection, you should be aware of what is involved. There are many techniques that can be utilized by the pest inspector, but listing them will not help you understand what a pest inspection really involves. This requires a detailed analysis of the particular property and an intelligent application of the most relevant techniques. This is not a uniform approach to pest control, which is why it is effective. Addressing the particular issues of the property is more efficient than applying one solution to all types of buildings and lawn layouts.

Here are a few of the techniques that might be utilized for a pest inspection:

  • Structural probes are used to detect possible entrance points. These small devices can detect openings around various joints, studs and sill plates. These are parts of the property that can be hidden from view.
  • Analysis of dirt mounds and other anomalies in the yard. Inspectors know how to tell the difference between an ordinary pile of dirt and a pile that was constructed by pests like ants. This is a critical part of the pest inspection process because it provides the information necessary to craft a plan that makes sense.
  • A structural analysis of the property is essential for locating various types of materials or situations that can attract pests. Examples include rotting wood or leaky faucets. Crawl spaces, attics, basements and garage spaces are also inspected for signs of an infestation.

Midwestern Termite & Pest Control

Our company performs a comprehensive inspection to determine the best course of action for your specific situation. Every building has a slightly different layout, which allows pests to enter the property from different parts of the structure. Small cracks and crevices may need to be sealed, and there could be other areas that require some form of maintenance. Our professionals can adapt existing pest control strategies to meet the requirements and specifications of your property. We can correctly identify the pests and develop a customized plan for eliminating them from your home or commercial property.

For additional information, or to get a service quote, contact Midwestern today.

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