Bug Removal: What to do if Your New Home has a Bug Problem

Buying a new home is a celebratory occasion for many people. However, some new homeowners soon find that they aren’t the only ones that inhabit the residence. Bugs are there, too, and in large numbers. If you recently bought a home that obviously has a bug problem, you may feel taken off guard and overwhelmed by the situation, but you aren’t without options. Below is a step-by-step overview of what you should do if your new home is infested by insects.

Find out if the home has been treated for bug problems
Some home sellers have their residence treated for bugs before they place it on the market. If your new home was treated for bugs shortly before the sale, the service agreement may allow for free follow-up visits if the first bug removal session was unsuccessful. If this is the case, you may be able to have your bug problem eliminated for free through follow-up treatments.

Examine the sales contract for bug-related contingencies
Some home sale contracts stipulate that the residence must be fit to inhabit based on several factors, one of which can entail the presence of bugs. Before you sign a service agreement with an exterminator, examine the sales contract to see if it addresses the issue of insect infestation. If it does, the seller may be required to have the residence exterminated to satisfy the contract.

If possible, take pictures of the bugs that infest your home
Taking pictures of bugs in your home can provide valuable evidence for the exterminator, especially if you are dealing with insects that tend to operate nocturnally, such as bed bugs, brown recluse spiders, and roaches. Because different types of infestations require different bug removal strategies, it is crucial to know about every type of bug that inhabits the residence.

Have a bug removal specialist inspect your residence
Most pre-service inspections are performed for free, but they can provide you with all the information you need about your bug problem, including how it should be resolved. Whether your home is overtaken by silverfish, ants, termites, or another type of insidious insect, be sure that the exterminator inspects the outside of the residence in addition to inspecting the interior.

See if the provider specializes in your type of bug problem
Many insect exterminators specialize in eliminating certain types of bugs. Before you sign a service agreement to have your home treated, ask how many customers the company has served who had a bug problem like yours. In addition, inquire about how the bug removal solution you would receive differs from the company’s other insect elimination strategies.

Do you own a new home that has a major bug problem?
If so, now is the time to call Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions to resolve the issue. Because the longer you wait to address a bug problem, the worse the problem can become, having your home inspected and treated quickly can help reduce the cost of service, and help prevent insect-related home damage that termites, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees can cause.


We specialize in exterminating a wide variety of insects, including: ants, roaches, spiders, termites, brown recluses, silverfish, hornets, and bed bugs, to name a few. After we carefully inspect your residence inside and out, we will explain the bug problem, propose the best bug removal strategy, provide you with a free cost estimate, and jump into action as soon as your retain our services.


To schedule a free inspection of your home, and to learn more about the bug removal services we offer, give us a call today at (314) 732-1413, or email us at The sooner you resolve your bug problem, the sooner your new house will start to feel like home.