Do you need a pre-purchase building inspection?

So you’ve found your dream home or work place and are all ready to move in.   The excitement of investing in a new property is often unrivaled which is why it is easy to forget to check for pests. This eagerness and excitement is why it is so  mortifying to discover an underlying pest problem after you’ve moved in.  Luckily for Australians pest control companies reside in every town ready to deal with pests that affect that area.  If you live or work in Tweed Heads Coastline Pest Control are the team for you!

Termites

Termites

Often the tell tale signs that there are pests such as mice, termites, silverfish or spiders in a building can not be seen to the naked, untrained eye.   Often by the time you know there is a pest problem it can be too late.  Termites in the foundations or mice in the walls can easily be hidden during a property walk through and even during the moving in process.  But after a few weeks, once you’ve settled in, you will start to see signs.  It might be droppings on the counter or cobwebs on the ceiling.  Slowly but surely the pest problem will reveal itself and then you will be in real strife!

Huntsman

Huntsman

The always present chance of pests is why it is crucial to have a professional perform a building inspection before you move in, to avoid any heartbreak and mounting costs, moving home or office is pricey enough.  Commercial and home properties are both at risk of pest infestations  and living in Australia we have a lot of pests!

Real estate agents and previous building owners wont tell you if there is a pest problem, but a pest service will.

Mice

Mice

Pre-purchase pest inspections will save you from any nasty surprises and ballooning costs.  You need to insure that you have a trained and qualified pest control service that can tell you of any infestations before you buy.  If you are lucky and there are no pests you will still receive sound advice of how to prevent infestations in the future and what the warning signs are for your property.  So there is no losing when you hire pest control experts.  Don’t let termites or wasps ruin your buying experience, before you buy a property ask yourself, do i need a pre-purchase building inspection?  The answer is always yes.

Dream home, or pest home?

Dream home, or pest home?

Electronic Rodent Deterrent, is it a winner??

We go through many fazes of DIY pest control, creating all sorts of wonderful designs, or ideas. Most of the time we end up failing miserably, devastated our genius plan has collapsed before our eyes. Instead of creating our own traps and devices to deter the pests, there are also other products that we can look at buying. Such as devices that go with the science of electronic sound. More specifically there has been a device made for rodents, and many swear by it, or swear at it. It’s hard to decipher the actual effectiveness, but it’s definitely an interesting option.

Electronic Rodent Deterrent/ Sound Machine

 

How does it work?

Well there is very specific science to the working of the electronic rodent deterrent, and it’s all to do with sound frequency.  Those who have studied music or film, or media perhaps, will understand sound waves in great detail (handy if you want to fully understand what this device does). It sends out ultrasonic high frequency waves of sound that will physically hurt the ears of the rodents, leaving them with nothing to do but run. However humans cannot hear the sound because we can only hear up to a certain frequency, which this sound does not fit into. Such as device is suppose to keep the rodents away for good, but there is strong opinion that in fact it does not.

You can also get similar devices that let off both ultrasonic waves with electrosonic waves, with this device it uses the benefit of your houses wiring to send out signals. So in turn it keeps the walls and area around covered.

It is plugged into your power point in order to work.

Is it safe?

Well, to humans, it is safe. However there is speculation surrounding how safe this device can be around pets, despite creators saying that it is safe. Many people have complained that they notice discomfort in their pets, but others are just not quite sold that such a sound could not hurt an animal, if it does this to rodents. If you are sceptical about the science behind the device, then probably best not to use them if you have pets, it will only cause you worry.

Are you convinced?

Well for those desperate for a pest control solution to rodents you may think about giving this a go, however it’s not worth the risk for those with pets. With all the criticism that the device has copped, including it not working at all, it’s not hard to see why they aren’t plugged in to every house. Maybe it’s best you do the research first before buying into this device, however the more you research the more you become paranoid, or so it seems.

If you have a rodent infestation and want a fail safe method of control, maybe it’s best you talk with some professionals. In some cases you need to call on pest control experts to eliminate the rodents. If you’re living in Toowoomba then maybe you can buzz Toowoomba Pest Control-Action Pest Services.

rodent repller

It’s really up to you what you want to do, but this device is something on the market that claims rodent control.

Why rodents are best kept away…

Yes, one of the most common and annoying pest issues are our lovely rodent friends.  Although in most cases you only ever see mice or rats on the odd occasion at certain times of the year, sometimes you can’t get rid of the constant scampering.  Even if you own a nice predatory cat, you are still going to become very aware if you have a rodent problem. Usually you find out the hard way, when you cat accidentally leaves parts of the rodent in you house.  Even though there is usually no immediate harm of a few mice, apart from them eating your food, and creating bad hygiene, you should  still get on top of things before they take over. 

We all the know the embarrassment when we have our nice posh dinner plates out for a lovely tea with friends, then suddenly someone screams. You get this embarrassing chill come over you when you hear the words “mouse”. It’d be nice to think we are all extremely hygienic and would never have mice in our house, but unfortunately this reality is a bit distorted. 

What are the risks of rodents, apart from embarrassment?

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– Fleas! Yes these little buggers can hitch a ride on your family pet, but also rodents.

-Damage to your house can often occur, not usually as bad as termites, but certainly enough to create unecessary costs. Especially if ignored.

-A common one is when the pests get to electrical cables, that is a common, and costly situation. You’ll be needing to call the electrician as well as the pest control company.

-Food wastage (due to your constant throwing out of rodent infested food). Also the droppings of rodents aren’t usually great when placed in or next to your food.

If you think you have a rodent problem that’s beyond a few rat traps or poisons, then there are always professional services such as pest control in Turramurra that can help you out. However if you keep on top of regular cleaning and trapping, then you’ll be pretty unlucky to have a major rodent infestation.