How Long Does A Pest Inspection Take?

Bugs, mice and other pests may seem like a minor nuisance, but they could ultimately cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and impact the structural integrity and health of your home.

If you suspect insect damage or an infestation in your home, consulting a pest control expert will provide peace of mind. Here’s what you need to know before you hire a pest control inspector.

What’s Included In A Pest Inspection?

Pest inspections typically include a full evaluation of a home’s interior and exterior, with special attention paid to areas that are most likely to attract unwanted household critters. Crawl spaces, basements, attics and garages might receive additional scrutiny along with any other glaring entry points like holes in the walls or issues with the foundation.

There are tons of other red flags that can go unnoticed to the untrained eye. Damaged wood can be easily mistaken for wet or dry rot, but could be caused by wood-destroying insects like termites, woodboring beetles or other WDOs. Small collections of insect droppings or dirt columns often point to active pest colonies, while gnawing marks and urine trails could be signs of mice and rats.

What Types Of Pests Are Covered?

We’ll find them all, but what you’ll typically see in Oregon are:

  • Cockroaches
  • Subterranean termites
  • Bed bugs
  • Rodents
  • Ants
  • Silverfish
  • Yellow jackets, wasps, hornets
  • Wood-destroying beetles
  • Spiders

Depending on where you live, your inspection will cover pests that are native to your region.

How Long Does A Pest Inspection Take?

Pest inspections can take 30 minutes to an hour. However, your inspection could take much longer depending on the severity of the damage. The more issues your inspector identifies, the longer the appointment could take.

Are You Equipped To Do It Yourself?

You may have the confidence to thoroughly inspect your home and notice pest damage, however the typical homeowner doesn’t have the experience, knowledge and training to diagnose the potential pest issues a home may have.

Not only are pest control experts able to spot signs of an infestation, but they’re certified and trained thoroughly in assessing the damage and type of pests that caused it.

Even more importantly, pest control experts have the proper safety equipment to provide a thorough inspection.

How Much Does A Pest Inspection Cost?

With Nemesis Pest Control, we typically provide a no-cost pest inspection of your home, depending on the severity and infestation.

Is A Pest Inspection Worth It?

If you are considering spraying your home for pests, it’s totally worth it to have a professional pest control expert come out and evaluate your property and manage it for you.

You’ll ultimately save time, money and resources by hiring a pest expert.

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