Property owners on the Gold Coast are advised to have a pest inspection at least once a year. This is the safest way that they can keep on top of the situation, detecting and treating any signs of pest infestation and preventing future problems. You should also arrange for a pest inspection on your Gold Coast property if you see any signs of pest problems – act as quickly as you can to minimise the damage caused.
It is also a good idea to have a pre purchase building and pest inspection, in fact some mortgage companies insist upon it. After having this inspection you will have peace of mind about any pest problems the property has now or has suffered in the past. If the damage was not dealt with effectively it can cause potential problems in the future.
Finding that a property has some sort of pest problems does not necessarily mean that you should not buy it, but you do need to have professional advice about the treatments which will be needed to get rid of the termites or other pests, treat the property and make sure that the correct preventative measures are taken so that the property does not have a pest problem in the future. This may affect the price you pay for the property and, as already mentioned put the mortgage companies mind at rest that they will not be lending monies for a property which has extensive unknown damage.
Having regular inspections and the assurance that a property is free of pest problems can also help you to save money on your insurance premiums. Again, some insurance companies will insist that a professional pest control company makes an inspection of a property before they will provide insurance cover for it. If you do not have a regular inspection and your property does suffer from pest related damage and problems you may find that you are not covered by your insurance at all which can be a very expensive discovery.
There are some superb pest control service companies all around the Gold Coast, for example if you live in Logan, a quick search for “control services Logan” should give you all of the options. Wherever you live do make sure that you keep on top of any potential pest control problems – pests might be small but they can make large amounts of damage in a short period of time.