What Pests To Look For When Purchasing a New Home

Homeownership is a big decision but just because you are ready to take this step, does not mean that it is going to be smooth sailing. Without the right sort of inspections, you might be sharing your space with various pests and/or rodents. Before you sign on that dotted line, consult an expert about spotting past, current and potential pest problems.

While pests are common throughout Canada, there are some that Saskatoon residents need to watch out for more than others. Just because you can’t see them at the time, rodents and other dangerous bugs might be weaving their way in and out of properties.

Mice are some of the most common pests to plague property owners throughout Fall months. These pests are sneaky, resilient and tough to catch. More than simple scratches or gnaw marks, mice spread harmful bacteria through their saliva, droppings and urine. As if being around it weren’t bad enough, the act of clearing these materials away can make this bacteria airborne. Along with scratches, nests, and chewed food stuffs or packaging, these droppings are a major indicator that you’ve got an infestation on your hands.

For the past few years, cockroach populations are on the upswing across Saskatchewan. Pest control in Saskatoon is constantly running to keep up with these creepy crawlers. Cockroaches are able to squeeze into tough to reach spaces, filling homes with bacteria without any indication. Unlike mice, tracking roaches by their droppings is difficult. Cockroach droppings often look like nothing more than a scattering of pepper across a surface. Tracking down these pests can be tough but getting rid of them is even worse. It is no myth that these tiny terrors can adapt to any and all situations, even surviving insecticides.

Real estate has always been a “buyer beware” industry, so it is important to be careful. Instead of simply snooping through cupboards, have a professional pest inspection carried out. These inspections can identify any and all problem areas, so you won’t be met with surprises later on.