People who are looking for Columbus homes for sale have always worried about termites, ants and fungus infestation. Termite testing is an important measure purchasers have taken to learn how much these insects threaten their chosen homes. But nowadays, bedbugs seem to reign in US homes , apartments, hotels and even in unusual places like movie theaters, public transit etc. Research studies show that in the last few years the bedbug population in the USA has increased by almost 500 per cent. Visit The Bed Bug Inspectors.
So what precautions should be taken by people looking for Columbus homes for sale, or by those who listed their homes in Ohio real estate portals?
Potential buyers are advised to have a talk with a pest inspector first. It is a good idea to include a bedbug test in the Columbus homes for sale, added to the usual pest inspection. It should be warned however that bedbugs have a feeding cycle that lasts from five to seven days. So it’s important to use the monitoring device for longer periods to get an idea about their activity. The inspection usually lasts for 2-3 hours, so the result may not substantiate the house’s actual condition.
Bedbugs as implied by the name are commonly found in beds and seats. Those who plan on checking out Columbus homes for sale on their own are advised to remove the bed sheets and thoroughly check the upper and lower mattress seams. Also don’t forget to examine the seams that run along the headboard. Also one should check the upper seam of the box spring which many contain the insects or black pigmentation indicating their droppings.
Other places that can be a good place to hide bedbugs include bed frame cracks, headboards, sofas, loose wall paper, smoke detectors, phones etc.
The sellers who have listed their homes in Ohio real estate portals, apart from potential buyers, should also be aware of their responsibilities; take time to select the pest control service. Recently there has been such a sudden rise of pest control professionals making unreasonable promises at low rates that an alert had to be circulated against them by the Environmental Protection Agency.
It is advised that one should consider their reputation while choosing a pest control company, and not the price they charge. Bedbug infestation can drastically destroy the reputation of a home that has been listed on the Ohio real estate list. Below are some advice that can be given by the seller before the pest control company comes in to help.