One of the greatest enemies of a property is a termite colony. Termites wreak havoc on the structure of a house by damaging the wooden pillars and walls and cause the foundation and support of a building to rot.
Next are ants, cockroaches and mice/rats which can overrun a kitchen, come up through the gutters and turn your kitchen cum dining area into an unhygienic hell hole.
Both mice/rats and cockroaches create health and hygiene issues and should be eliminated as swiftly as possible. It is easier to kill the big roaches, but getting rid of the miniscule German cockroaches can test your patience and perseverance.
Fortunately, Pest inspections have the knowledge, expertise and training to detect signs of pest infestation and they will provide you with a detailed and unbiased report on the property you are planning to purchase. Pest inspections, carried out simultaneously with structural home inspection, will allow you to make a more informed purchase decision.
If you discover major issues and structural damages after a thorough pest inspection, you may choose to back out of the deal. After all, it is better to wait for a while and search for a worthy property instead of hastily purchasing a property without any kind of prior inspection and then watch the building crumble to pieces.
Hiring Building inspections are also necessary before purchasing an investment property. Purchasing an investment property that has been invaded by swarms of bees, bed bugs, spiders, fleas, mosquitoes, termites, rodents or cockroaches is not a good idea as the presence of these bugs will devaluate your property, decrease its market worth and appeal and repel future customers.
Property hunters are wary of buying a building with a history of bug invasion and your prized investment property will sit on the market, bite the dust and waste away for the lack of buyers.