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If you live in the northern part of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, pest control should be part of your property care.
This is because pests such as termites, white ants, spiders, fleas, and bedbugs can be common in this part of the country. Hence, regular pest inspection and control should be a priority to ensure your property is pest-free and a safe place to live in and use.
Property owners generally let professionals handle pest control because they're thorough with their inspection and will leave nothing to chance.
In NSW, there are pest control treatments in Ballina and other towns that will take care of all your pest issues. However, while professionals can help with pest control, there are homeowners who aren't quite sure about how often they should do inspection and treatment.
Ideally, pest inspection should be done yearly. To know why, check out the following reasons.
To avoid severe infestations
Areas that are heavily wooded, bushy, or damp are likely to attract pests. This means there are high chances of severe infestation in these areas.
To eliminate a colony of pests, several treatments will be required. But because of the hot climate in Northern NSW, pests will likely breed again. Therefore, you can't assume they're completely eradicated, and this is why you need a yearly inspection. (1)
As severe pest infestation can be expected in areas such as Northern NSW, always check for signs like damaged wood, cracked floors and walls, mud tubes, and any evidence of swarms, such as broken wings, around your property. You can also ask your neighbours if they're experiencing these signs. (2)
A yearly inspection in the area will keep pests under control even when they come back during seasons that favour breeding. If you want to know how pest inspection and treatment procedures are done, watch this video:
For financial protection
In cases of pest infestations, you can't avoid incurring treatment, recovery, and repair costs. If the infestation is severe, the costs will be higher.
Therefore, ensure pests are controlled regularly to prevent them from causing severe damage to your property. Especially since insurance policies hardly cover damages caused by pests, this means all expenses will be borne by you. (3)
If you allow a yearly inspection, however, you can avoid skyrocketing expenses caused by infestations. Termites, rats, bedbugs, and other pets in your home will be identified even before they start to breed. The best way to deal with these pests is to take measures to control them before they cause even more damage. (3)
To protect the value of your property
If you're thinking of selling your house, you'd want to get the best price for it. But to do so, you have to ensure your property is in its best shape.
Other than the general design of your house, buyers will also look into pest infestation in your home to determine if it's worth the listed price. If there are pests in the house, your property's value may drop.
To avoid this, carry out yearly inspections to identify any problem with pests and exterminate them as early as possible. Any damage caused by pests on your walls, roofs, or floors should also be repaired before listing your house in the market.
Especially in places like Northern NSW, where house prices can be competitive, you can preserve the value of your home by ensuring yearly pest inspections. (4)
To avoid any health concerns
There are several health issues associated with pest infestations. For one, you can suffer from allergic reactions when you come in contact with rodents and cockroaches. Or you may experience severe problems like asthma attacks, which can be fatal or require a lot of money to treat. (4)
To protect your family from any health issues that may arise, conduct a yearly inspection to detect pest problems and exterminate them from your home. Aside from keeping your family safe, doing this will also help you save on medical expenses.
For stress-free living
Even just the sight of pests in the house can be a major concern for any homeowner. This is because as a homeowner, you may not know the extent of the infestation and what you need to do to exterminate the pests.
But with a yearly inspection plan, you can ensure pest problems don't get out of control. Thus, there won't be a reason to worry about changing furniture or renovating your house. A yearly inspection gives you a sense of assurance that your home is safe and free from pests. (3)
Pests can be a real menace in your home. They can cause health problems, diminish your property's value, and also lead to financial burdens. In Northern NSW, the climate can favour the breeding of pests.
Therefore, doing a yearly inspection is recommended in this part of the country. Doing this brings several benefits, like the ones discussed above. But to get the best results, it's advised to contact professional pest controllers to do the job for you.