Inspection for Wildlife Before Buying a House

by | Jun 16, 2016 | Helpful Tips | 0 comments

Why is wildlife home inspection important?

A large portion of residents in Toronto and all over the GTA have long been victims to wildlife and pest invasion issues for many years. No doubt has the province of Ontario been host to all sorts of animals from, raccoons to opossums and rats, bats, mice and more, and every so often, one of these animals make their way into your personal space and wreak havoc.

Wildlife and pest home inspection is extremely important when moving into a new place. Although unfortunate, it’s reality that some homeowners will not disclose damages or infestations to potential buyers in order to make the sale. In some cases, it’s as innocent as the homeowner not knowing about any problems with the property. In either case, it’s best not to take a chance and to take the initiative to have your home inspected for any present wildlife, pest problems and possible ones. By doing so, you can end up saving yourself in costs of damage repairs in the future.

Don’t take a chance, and call for a thorough inspection by a professional wildlife/pest control company before you buy a house. This will ensure you receive top notch service with valuable expertise and years of experience when it comes to wildlife and pests.

Does Age of the home a contributing factor to pest infestations?

The age of a home is definitely a contributing factor to pest infestation, however it is not the only factor. There are many reasons why pests get into people’s homes which include property damage, property maintenance and persistent pests.

It isn’t new news that aging homes are more prone to having weakened structures, holes in areas – it simple is how the natural progression of a home goes through normal everyday wear and tear. In having these problems though, there is a risk of the invasion pests onto your property. The wear and tear of the house turn into potential entry-points for pests to get through and that is never a good thing.

Other reasons pest infestations occur are due accidents, doors left open, available food sources, location of the property and more which have nothing to do with the age of the property and happen just as often. This goes to say that old house or new, call for a professional inspection sooner than later.

What should home sellers be aware of?

If you are selling your home, it is out of your best interest to inspect and disclose any wildlife or pest problems to agents or potential buyers off the bat, or get it fixed. Not sharing this information can get you into trouble once the new homeowners find that the house they are living in has had mice problem for 2 years. If you are planning on selling your home, ensure that wildlife or pests aren’t in the property by conducting a thorough inspection through an experienced wildlife and pest control service company. Through their knowledge and experience, they will be able to tell you what problems there are and deliver customized solutions based on the property.

What measure you need to take to keep your home protected, after the purchase is made.

Wildlife and pest invasion issues are definitely not a walk in the park. Once it happens, the problems that occur as a result of it only increase. Wildlife get comfortable and use your attic as a den for their young which in some cases you may have to wait for them to mature before they are removed. Rodents, multiply quickly, so a small number of mice can easily turn into a large infestation in only a short period of time. There are a couple things you can do to help discourage wildlife from selecting your property, although they may not be permanent solutions, they can help:

  • Ensure that trash is properly disposed off. Remnants of food and crumbs are a sure way to attract animals near you. A good practice is to keep the trash bins inside until the morning of garbage day. This will keep nighttime thieves from rummaging through your waste bin.
  • Wildlife often keep away from noisy, lit areas as they appear to be locations with a lot of human activity. A motion censored light or a small battery operated radio can be kept in areas prone to wildlife activity. They will discourage wildlife from this spot and help keep you wildlife free.
  • Regularly inspect your home for any weak areas possible entrance points. If you find any, have the necessary repairs done, but it is very important to ensure that there is no wildlife beforehand

While all the steps and more can help prevent wildlife and pest intrusions, wildlife still often find their way around and in the house. For long-term results, it’s advised to have professional wildlife and pest control technicians conduct the proper installments for wildlife prevention customized to your specific property.

How SOS Wildlife can help with pre-purchase inspection and post purchase measures.


Calling SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated means getting in contact with professional, experienced and knowledgeable technicians. We can help ensure that before you sign the papers, that you are confident that the house is wildlife and pest free. After it is official, to take the extra measure and prevent any wildlife intrusions in the future, SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated can conduct wildlife prevention services as a precaution. Doing this is the extra measure in keeping your home wildlife free and free of potential damages that may end up costing you much more in the end.

For wildlife and pest inspections, call SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated We conduct safe and humane solutions for your wildlife and pest control problems. Before making your big purchase, be confident that there will be no wildlife or pest control issues that can surprise you and schedule an inspection as soon as possible. For wildlife and pest control inspection, solutions and prevention, call 1.800.981.0330 today.