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Three reasons you should always get a pest inspection before moving in

February 21, 2020

Nobody likes pests. Cockroaches, ants, rats, even the dreaded termite - any of these might lie
hidden from even the most eagle-eyed non-professionals. Even worse than falling prey to a
new infestation is moving into a home you thought was clean, but was actually the capital of
the Cockroach Kingdom. Here are three reasons you should hire a pest professional when
moving house.


3. Pests are good at hiding


Pests are pests precisely because they have adjusted well to living alongside humanity. A key
reason for this is their ability to hide.


Imagine this: after moving home, you've paid the removalists, unpacked your boxes and are
settling in for your first night in a new place to call your own. You wake up in the middle of
the night, hungry for a midnight snack. You turn the light on in what you thought was a
sparkling-clean kitchen, only to watch in horror as a swarm of roaches scatter for cover. Too
many new tenants have found themselves in this situation.


2. If you find the pests after signing that contract, it's probably your problem to deal with


It's a pearl of deeply-rooted wisdom that landlords don't like paying for anything if they can
avoid it. This includes the various fauna that like to call your house their home. Unless your
lease stipulates that it is the owner's responsibility, they're probably going to offload it to you.
If you can catch it beforehand, there's a chance they'll do the work to make your new home
livable.


Even worse: if you are buying a property, especially at auction, once you've signed the papers
there's no going back. Now, not only do YOU have to pay to get them removed, but it might
impact the ongoing value of your property, especially if you find yourself with...


1. They might make your house collapse


...termites. Termites can chew through wood (they love the stuff), and a fully-stocked termite
nest will turn your house into Swiss cheese. They can, and have, caused dangerous incidents
in which ceilings, staircases and even whole houses have come tumbling down. So unless you
want to find yourself in an unplanned open-air domicile, get that pest inspection before you
move home.


We hope you have enjoyed this article that was written in conjunction with Sydney office
removal company
Hire A Mover.

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