Why Do New Homes Have Pest Problems?
A common misconception is that you don’t need pest control for a new homes. There is no food for bugs because they are clean, and empty; So new homes shouldn’t need pest control, right?
When a home is built, homes to dozens of bugs are torn up, and your home is in their place. Your new home could be built on an ant hill, or scorpion nest etc. Has a Pest Control barrier ever been maintained on your new home?
Unfortunately, when people sell a home, bug or insect problems are something they OFTEN don’t want buyers to know about.
It is sad but true that Termite signs are often covered up by a dishonest Realtor or Seller. They’ll knock down visible Termite Tubes on foundations or walls and paint right over them. This can make an accurate Termite Inspection impossible. Another problem we have seen is that Scorpion problems are not always disclosed in a Property Disclosure Form. Investors may not even know that a home they flip has scorpions.