Moving into a new home can be quite stressful sometimes. Selling your old place, and making sure the new one is inhabitable can lead to unwanted and costly issues that can be very difficult to take care of. Before buying your house, you should look for certain things. Doing this prior to committing is the only way to avoid having to make costly repairs. When it comes to pests, there are a number of signs that you should look for upon examining your house yourself. Here are a few things to check your new home for when looking for unwanted pests
Look for active pests in your household. Research the area and find out what kinds of things are common. In Arizona, desert dwelling creatures like spiders, scorpions, ants, and termites can lead to serious and squeamish problems that can be costly to remedy. Make sure you have the right knowledge about what pets are rampant in your area. Common places for some pests to inhabit are bathrooms, garages, basements, and kitchens. Look in these areas and determine if you have a pest problem or not. But also consult a pest service for additional advice.
Some signs are easier to spot than others. Upon looking into your new home, look for dead pests indoors. If there are dead pests inside the house, then that means there are plenty more outside the house and the previous Mesa pest control services did their job in making sure that nothing is able to live indoors. Also look for pest droppings to make sure there aren’t any bigger pests. Things like rats and mice can often sneak in, especially in Arizona. To locate this kind of pest, you will need to search for animal droppings around the home. If you have found mice and rat feces, then there is a current mice and rat problem, or there was in the past. Either way, make sure you get it taken care of before moving in, as some of these creatures can be aggressive and may even carry diseases.
Another common sign of desert mice and rats in Arizona are nesting grounds. Look for signs of this in tight corners and other nooks and crannies in your home. They also like to use whatever material they can come across to construct their nests, so if there is shredded paper or debris located in tight spaces, then there is probably a good chance that you have a mice or rat infestation that needs to be taken care of.
Different pests give off different odors, and if you smell something that isn’t quite right, then a pest problem may be evident in your home. Bed bugs tend to smell musty, so look out for that. A musty smell with a hint of urine could also be evidence of mice, while rats tend to smell like ammonia. Roaches are believed to have am oily smell. Hearing odd sounds can also help identify unwanted pests. Rats and mice are known to hide in small crevices, in the walls, and under floorboards. Hearing patterning and scratching noises near these places could be a sign of these creatures.
Some of the most destructive pests, termites, can leave clear signs of their presence as well. It is common knowledge that these creatures feast on wood, so check the wood in your potential home. Search for sagging wood, holes, and areas that sound hollow. Termites also lose their wings, so look for those around the home as well. Another sign of their presence is what might look like sawdust, and fecal pellets. Do a thorough check of the home before committing to it. Termites can be a nuisance to take care of, so be as meticulous as possible.
Once you have determined that your home is pest free or if the problem has been taken care of, A to Z Valleywide Movers can help relocate you and your belongings into your new sanctuary. Let our expert Mesa Moving Company lift the burden of your move from your shoulders and make sure everything is put in its proper place in your pest free home. Trust our experts to get the job done right and enjoy the moving process with A to Z Valleywide Movers. Contact us today to speak with a professional Mesa Mover.