Do you have nightmares about pests invading your property and establishing their family home? Pest control is something all property owners deal with at some time or another – and it’s much better to be proactive instead of reactive! If left unchecked, pest problems can put a huge dent in your wallet and even negatively impact your property investment and the value of your real estate.
Inspect your property – stop, look and listen
Take a close look around your property for pest activity. Listen closely for rodents scurrying, insects buzzing, or excavation work being done inside your walls or ceilings. Watch for wasp nests, spider webs, termite excavations or discarded wings, and rodent droppings or urine smell. Don’t wait until the problem becomes huge! If you have the slightest inclination that you might have a potential pest problem, whether that be just noticing a few wasps trafficking around your home, a mouse that may or may not have access to your home, or some ants along the perimeter, you can’t afford to guess about how protected your home is against invaders.
Call a pest control specialist right away
If you act quickly when you notice any pest activity on your property, you’ll be saving yourself money in the long run and protecting your investment. This is extremely important when it comes to pests like termites and carpenter ants. Spotting one of these on your actual doorstep means there are thousands of their family members somewhere nearby. In the Okanagan there are numerous pests that can affect your real estate value if you wait until it’s too late. We’ll be adding to this Blog on a weekly basis to let you know about some of the most notorious home-wreckers in the real estate business – pests such as mice and rats, termites, bed bugs as well as carpenter ants.
If you suspect pest activity, give us a call at 250-215-5243 to schedule an inspection before you list your property with a real estate professional.