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How To Check For Pests In Your New Home

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Moving into a new home is exciting, but checking for pests before settling in is essential. Rodents, insects, and other critters can cause serious damage—to your house and your health—so it’s essential to do a thorough inspection. Ignoring the presence of pests or not taking proper action to exterminate them could lead to costly repairs.

Signs Of Pests

Before moving into, leasing, or buying a new home or space, these are important pest signs to watch out for:

Gnawing and Bite Marks

Gnawing and bite marks are surefire signs that critters are lurking around your new place - sometimes even unseen. Many rodents and other pests love to make themselves at home, but their presence can be bothersome and destructive - creating gnawing marks and fire hazards from chewing on electrical wires.

Chewed Wood

An important part of the moving process is looking for signs of a termite infestation, as termites can cause significant damage to wooden elements like trimming, walls, and floors. For example, if you notice certain pieces of wood have been chewed through or the wooden floors are sagging in any capacity, then the likelihood of a termite problem is quite high.

Damaged Lawn

Nobody wants to move into a new home and find out it is infested with pests. Unfortunately, suppose your lawn, plants, or garden look unhealthy and overly damaged despite being provided with ample care and attention. In that case, it could signify a larger pest issue. Garden pests like beetles and caterpillars can cause extensive damage to your plants by feeding off their leaves, while lawns can suffer from fungus infections caused by too much moisture or small animals digging through them.

The best way to check for pests in your yard is to look for the following:

  • Grass and leaves have bite marks

  • Brown spots in the yard

  • Ant hills

  • Mole holes

Professional Pest Control in Columbia, SC

Moving into a new home can be an exciting journey but can come with many worries and to-dos. With the help of our team at Modern Exterminating Co Inc, those worries can fade away. This is because our experienced technicians with the right tools and expertise will conduct an exhaustive pest inspection before you move in, giving you peace of mind that your new home is safe and secure from pests. Knowing that your potential new house has been pre-screened for pests by experts is a valuable relief to have before moving in.

For all of your pest control needs and questions contact Modern Exterminating Co Inc at (803) 205-2744!