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Hello, my name is Sue, and I’ve just survived a possum problem! A while ago, we had a possum make its home in our roof. While I quite like possums, this one soon got to be a problem, and we knew that we had to get rid of it. I didn’t want to harm the little fella (and I knew that the possum maybe had more rights than we did as a protected species!) so I started talking to pest control specialists about how to catch the possum and have it safely relocated. We then had to make sure that our roof was possum proof to prevent this happening again. I started this blog to pass on some of the stuff we learned about catching and removing possums. If you have an unwanted possum in your home, I hope it helps you work out what to do!

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Why You Need Regular Pest Inspections

Pest inspections can help you to identify and remove pests on your property. But oftentimes, one pest inspection isn't enough to keep pests from becoming a problem. Regular pest inspections are necessary if you want to keep your home pest-free all year round.

Regular pest inspections can be beneficial to you in many ways.

To identify possible problem areas and entry points

Pest inspectors don't just look for pests. They look for the elements that pests need to thrive on your property, such as food, water, and entry points. For instance, a pest inspection can uncover standing water that might serve as an egg-laying spot for mosquitoes. And if an inspector discovers possible entry points into your home, such as cracks or holes, they'll inform you.

Once an inspection is over then, you'll understand which actions you need to take to better protect your home against pests.

To spot pests early, before they can spread

Pest inspectors check the area around your home for local pest populations. If a pest inspector finds a growing population of spiders, for instance, they may suggest that you take preventative steps, or offer to treat the problem.

To avoid costly damage to your home

Once pests invade your home and grow in number, they will likely damage your home over time. For instance, termites damage the wooden structure, rats and mice chew electrical wires, and carpenter ants build nests in wood. If these damaging pests go undiscovered for too long, you'll end up having to pay for the damage they cause further down the line.

A pest inspection can stop a potential pest infestation and save you money.

To prevent the need for costly pest control measures later

Another costly problem that arises when pests infest a building is the need for costly pest control measures. Once pests infest a building, especially termites and cockroaches, they are difficult to eradicate. Serious pest infestations could take weeks of treatment before the pests are completely gone. So to avoid having to fork out for pest control in the future, arrange regular inspections.  

To protect your health

Pests are bad for your health. For instance, cockroaches cause sinus allergies, rats contaminate food with their urine, and spiders can bite. If you want to avoid the health issues that come from pest infestations, then regular pest inspections are a good investment.

Pests are active year-round in Australia because of the warm climate. So if you want to make sure that pests don't have a chance to infest your home, arrange regular pest inspections.