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The Importance of Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection

A commercial or residential property purchase is a significant investment decision and rarely taken without considering the pros and cons. First and foremost, you need to check that the structure is solid and safe. You also need to ensure that no legal issues exist in the property title.

While carrying out all these checks, many people tend to overlook getting a pre-purchase pest inspection. It plays a vital role in purchasing an expensive property. It is essential to hire the services of reputed professionals like the ones at Knockdown Pest Control to certify that the structure is not damaged and free of the existence of any pests at the time of purchase.

Our qualified pest inspectors provide pre-purchase inspection reports that enable you to make an informed decision while purchasing property in Sydney. The reports are prepared promptly so you are able to make your purchase decision within the property’s cooling-off period.

What Is A Pre-Purchase Inspection?

The standard building inspection process starts with a complete visual inspection followed by thorough checks on every feature and fixture on the property and its outdoor areas. In addition, pest control inspection is an essential aspect of the comprehensive building inspection too.

The pest inspection covers the assessment of active as well as deactivated termite, pest activity within and around the property and the potential for recurrence of pests on the property, in the future

Why a pre-purchase inspection is Important

A pre-purchase pest inspection is a crucial aspect of the property purchase process as it keeps you free of hassles in the future once you occupy the property. This inspection reveals the existence of any pest problems such as termites’ infestation that can pose a major headache later on, if it remains unnoticed for a long time.

Trained pest control professionals have the tools and expertise to identify potential problems correctly. Pre-purchase building inspectors may detect termite damage but lack the expertise of pest control experts.

A reputed pest control company uses advanced thermal imaging cameras to spot and analyse moisture-ridden areas or thermal inconsistencies in all the indoor and outdoor spaces on your property. They provide a complete report of the termite infestation and other pest activity, if any.

Other Benefits of a Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection

You need to know that termite damage is not covered by insurance companies, and any liability on that count after the purchase of the property is borne by you alone. A customised and detailed pre-purchase pest inspection keeps you alerted to the condition and potential problems while buying the property. Armed with this information, you may decide not to go ahead with the purchase of a property with potential pest problems, even at a discounted price.

If you want to know more about our pest control services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our Contact Us form or call 1300 262 463, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Expert Pest Control For Different Types OF Cockroaches

Expert Pest Control For Different Types OF Cockroaches

When you see a cockroach, however small, crawling on your dining table or kitchen counter, it can be extremely embarrassing and disgusting. But do not despair! At Knock-Down, we altogether eliminate these disgusting creatures. More importantly, the solutions that we use are so powerful that the cockroaches will not return to your property for a reasonably long time.

Since there are different cockroach species, each one needs a different pest control technique to eradicate them. We have the knowledge, skills, and tools required to handle this job expertly. Knockdown Pest Control provides cockroach control for different species of pests.

Types Of Cockroaches

Here is some information about the types of cockroaches commonly found in Australian homes.

  1. Brown Banded Cockroach

Tan to light brown in colour, brown-banded cockroaches, and measure 13-14 mm in length. Often mistaken to be German cockroaches, they have a small population and aren’t as common as the latter.

  1. Australian Cockroach

This cockroach species has its origins in Asia. The Australian cockroach measures about 30-35 cm in length and looks reddish or dark brown in colour. It has noticeable yellow/white markings down the sides of its wings and around the thorax. These creatures usually hide in gardens and subfloor areas.

  1. American Cockroach

Shiny reddish to dark brown, this large cockroach species can grow to 28-44 mm in length. They are also the most common pests in residential and commercial properties in the Sydney Metropolitan area. They can fly and have a longer lifespan than most other cockroach species.

  1. Oriental Cockroach

These cockroaches love to live in sewers and breed rapidly. Oriental cockroaches are medium in size and measure 20-24mm. in length. They could be either dark black or dark reddish brown colour. They too have a long life span.

  1. German Cockroaches

This is one of the most annoying cockroach species. It’s extremely small in size and reproduces at a fast rate. Orange or dark brown in colour, they measure 10 to 15mm. in length. They live in large numbers in crevices, kitchen door hinges, cracks as well as warm places like electrical appliances.

  1. Smoky Brown Cockroach

These cockroaches are of a mahogany colour, almost dark brown and are longish at 30-35 mm. You can identify them by their dark and shiny thorax. They live in fences and subfloor areas and feed on stored timber.

Other Facts

Cockroaches have amazing flexibility in moving in and out of residential and commercial properties. Anything from food, beverages, dead animal skins, leather, paper, etc. are good enough for them to survive. It is not easy to catch them as they are nocturnal and live in inaccessible places like crevices, cracks, sewers, hinges, subfloors, etc. They are carriers of all kinds of diseases, infections; contaminate. They contaminate the food and cause damage to our property.

If you have a cockroach infestation on your property, call us today. We are a proven company in this space and provide prompt and professional cockroach control services. If you want to know more about our pest control services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our Contact Us form or call 1300 262 463, and we’ll be happy to assist you.