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
- 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
- What areas of the house are most susceptible to pests and to
- 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.