Do you love moving? Probably not.
According to MovingLabor.com, peak moving months in the United States start on May 25th, and end on Sept. 6th.
And while the peak months have passed, homes are still being bought and sold all throughout the year. In fact, moving companies, closing fees, and other subindustries in the moving industry have been noted to charge less, outside of peak moving months. This has led to a growing trend in moving outside peak moving months, bringing most months of the year up in buying and selling demand.
Moving into a new home can be both an exciting and stressful thing to deal with.
With all of the planning, packing and transporting of items from one home to another, it can be easy to overlook the little details. There are many things to look for when searching for a new home, but one thing to always keep an eye out for is a pest problem.
So, what are we looking for? We have pulled together a list of things to check for to find out if your new home has any unwanted tenants.
Chewed or Frayed Wires – This is a big one. The last pest problem anyone wants to have in a new home is a rodents issue. Chewed wires can be a sign of just that, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
Droppings – This is another sign that you might have some critter looming. Check in and behind places that you wouldn’t usually see. The droppings won’t usually be out in the open.
Termite Signs – This one is another big thing to look out for. Termites can destroy a home, so ensuring your new home is termite-free can save you a lot of headaches down the road. Be sure to look for discarded wings, mud tubes and wood damage. All of these could be signs that the house has a termite problem.
Dead Bugs – When giving the house a walk through, be sure to check around doors and windows for any dead bugs.
A large accumulation could be a sign that the house needs to be treated by a pest control company.