If you’re getting a house inspection for your South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne home, it might be tempting just to check the basics and keep it moving. It’s important, however, not to overlook pests when getting your building inspection completed. Pests can cause incredible damage: to the electrical systems, building structure, roof, windows/doors, plumbing, heating/cooling systems, etc. If they are present, the need to be taken care of before the sale or purchase of a home. South Eastern Property Inspections is a long-time pro providing building inspections in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and has some critical information about pest inspections that will interest you.

What Kind of Pests Could They Find During the Building Inspection of My South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne Home?

There are all sorts of tiny creatures that will attempt to make a home in our houses. It’s infuriating to think that they can slip in undetected, but that’s why it’s critical to get a skilled building inspector to look for signs of the pest infestation that you may have missed.

Mice – These rodents are most unwelcome. They can spread disease and destroy the interiors of our homes. During your building inspection, the inspector will look for some of the most visible signs of the rodents being present. This evidence includes mouse droppings, weird noises coming from within the home structure, tracks, unusual odours, and the most tell-tale signs: a mouse nest or the mice themselves. It is important to take care of mice quickly, as they can continue to multiply if left unchecked.

Cockroaches – Is there anything viler than a cockroach? It’s enough to send a shiver down your spine if you see one scurrying about your kitchen. They like to come out a night the most, and will search your home for leftover food they can use to sustain themselves. If you see one, you know there are more, but to track them down a building inspector will have to make use of other clues. If they spot clusters of roach faeces, the musty smell of multiple roaches, or roach egg casings, then it’s time to get busy on the extermination phase. You’ll most often find roaches clustering behind large appliances, near your sink, and in the food storage areas of your home.

Termites – No check for pests is complete without scanning for termites. These pests work 24/7 to bore into the structure of your home and destroy wood in their quest for food. Inspectors can identify the visible signs of their presence during a building inspection: hollowed out wood, strange-looking mud tubes, and dead termites or termite limbs are the most compelling evidence that they’ve paid you a visit.

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  • Hi Tom Great report and lots of photos, I really appreciate your quick response.

    - Raj Frankston