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07/20/2010

Protect Your Largest Investment

Arrow Exterminators Educates Potential Homebuyers On the Importance of Completing a Pest Inspection

Americans are appreciating the value of a dollar more than ever. This is especially true in the housing market, where recovery is slowly, but steadily, occurring. Buying a home has become one of the largest purchases anyone can make, which is why Arrow Exterminators encourages prospective homeowners to protect their home investment with a pest inspection.

"In the pest control industry, we see homes where insect inspections aren't done, leaving the new homeowner with thousands of dollars worth of damages," said Shay Runion, Arrow Exterminators pest expert. "This unfortunate situation might easily be prevented with a proper inspection."

With approximately 13-15 active termite colonies for each acre of land in Georgia, it is no surprise that termites cause $5 billion worth of property damages each year - a cost rarely covered by homeowners' insurance. A pest inspection allows potential homeowners to be aware of past pest issues and learn about the potential for any future problems.

When selecting a reputable pest professional, Arrow Exterminators recommends that new homeowners ask the following questions:

  • Are you a licensed pest professional?
  • Do you perform whole-home pest evaluations?
  • What type of contract or guarantee is offered?
  • What responsibilities are assigned to the homeowner in the contract?
  • What areas of the house are most susceptible to pests and to what types?
  • What type of treatment is typically recommended?
  • How long will the treatment take?

Any home infestation can be treated, but it is important that the issue is caught early to prevent any damage to property. Once a home has been inspected, annual inspections can prevent any potential pest problems that may arise.

Arrow protects homes from infestations with the STEPS® Total Protection System, an industry-leading process that utilizes Integrated Pest Management. STEPS includes a full inspection of the home and property to pinpoint pest control issues; identification of not only the pest, but the true cause of the problem; and treatment in the most environmentally responsible way to alleviate current issues and to help prevent future recurrences.