Nobody likes to disrupt their daily schedule, but having a pest control expert inspect your home is the best way to identify the source of a problem and permanently solve it. To get the most out of this process, you should know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing your property for a pest inspection.
Insects, spiders, and rodents love to stay in dark and confined spaces—like the ones behind and under refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers. This logic also applies to furniture like couches, chairs, and beds.
To prepare for a pest inspection, you should move heavy appliances and furniture away from the walls wherever possible. This allows pest control experts to access the areas where a problem is most likely to originate. While it isn’t necessary to completely rearrange your home, cleaning behind your appliances and furniture can simplify the process of finding an infestation’s source.
Pests of all shapes and sizes look for easy access to food and water. They love taking up residence in kitchens as well as in damp places in bathrooms, basements, or attics. These areas will be the first places a pest control expert checks, so clearing out cabinets and cleaning off countertops facilitates an efficient inspection. It can also help to remove food items from your kitchen, or at least ensure perishables are in the fridge and dry goods are in airtight containers.
A thorough pest inspection includes examining inside closets, dresser drawers, and crawlspaces inside walls or your home’s foundation. Make sure when preparing for a pest inspection to open these spaces up, moving items to different places if necessary, so the pest control expert has easier access to them.
If you have pets, you should make sure they are kept outside, confined to a kennel or cage, or staying with a neighbor or family member during your pest inspection. Even if they are usually friendly around strangers, pets may get in the way during the inspection or escape through a door or window the pest control expert opens during their investigation.
As for human residents, you should make sure at least one adult is home during the pest inspection so they can answer questions about the building and where there is evidence of a pest problem. However, it may be unwise to have multiple guests who may interfere with the specialist’s work.
When you schedule a pest inspection, an expert comes to your property to thoroughly investigate the source of the problem. Rodents and insects often take up residence in hard-to-reach spaces. To make your inspection as efficient and productive as possible, it is best to prepare in advance.
If you want to learn more about how to prepare for a pest inspection, call Ready Pest Control. We are a family-owned business dedicated to protecting and securing your property.