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Domestic Property Pest Control Survey & In-depth House Pest Audit

Do you require an indepth pest management survey of your property you are about to purchase or sell?

  • Are you a private buyer or seller, letting agent, landlord, housing association or property developer?


There are many requirements that need to be completed and finalised when buying or selling a property. This includes things like inspecting the title deeds, freehold documentation, property information, mortgage details, instructing a listing agent, contract exchanges and an inspection from a house surveyor.

Something else that people also consider is hiring a Pest Management company like ourselves to conduct a full property survey in all internal and external locations to determine whether a pest infestation is evident or has been present, or to conduct a full inspection procedure against protected species also maybe residing within the properties loft or garden areas.

Why would you require a pest survey when selling your property?

After all, if you’re moving, then pests are no longer your concern right? Unfortunately, though, this most certainly is not the case. You see, a pest management audit and detailed survey when moving is very important.

There are several reasons why you would require a pest survey when moving. Essentially, half of the equation of moving is selling your own property. Pest infestations are extremely off putting to potential buyers. The last thing that the buyer wants to discover is that there are pests in the home!


The discovery of this fact could easily break the deal. On top of this, it is actually a legal requirement to disclose any major factors affecting the property you have for sale. This includes things like whether you have had a serious pest infestation.

To prevent this from happening, you may want to look at giving Atlas Environmental Services Ltd a call to conduct a full pest management inspection before putting the house on the market.

This will ensure that there are no nasty surprises for the new owner that could cause the sale of your property to fall through. It also makes the home hygienically clean in any case, and therefore easier to sell.


Why would you require a pest survey when purchasing your property?

You may also want to ensure that the home you are buying is pest free. While this might sound like overkill, it’s actually extremely important. Moving into a new home is a major undertaking. It’s already extremely stressful and a lot of work!

The last thing you want is to start unpacking your things and then discover that you have a pest issue on your hands. This will only add to your stress. Also remember that pests cause damage and cause illness. It’s highly beneficial to get a pest survey at the same time as you get a structural survey. You want to avoid taking on a property with damage caused by pests. This costs money to repair and only adds to your financial burdens.

Ultimately, if a vendor does have a pest control issue, it’s best to be open and upfront about it. This basically means you need to tell the purchaser that you have had pest control issues and what remedial actions have been taken.


Failing to do so could cause legal problems down the line. The buyer could back out of the deal, or you may even become financially liable!

What services will you recieve from a Pest Survey and Property Audit?

Atlas Environmental Services Ltd offer a complete in-depth property inspection procedure which will be carried out in all locations both internally and externally of your property you are purchasing or selling.

    We will:

  • Arrive at your property at a convenient time and date arranged from by parties.

  • Conduct a full external inspection of the entire property, identifying any ingress points, defect or areas of concern including in the garden areas which could  lead or have led to pest related issues or activity.

  • Conduct a full internal inspection of the entire property, including inspecting all loft areas and basements if applicable.

We will identify any current or past pest related activity from either rodent, insect or bird species with the correct identification process carried out from our trained team of pest management experts.

Pest species that are not protected and are commonly found in domestic properties are as follows:​

  • Rats

  • Mice

  • Squirrels

  • Ants

  • Bed Bugs

  • Bees

  • Cockroaches

  • Fleas

  • Flies

  • Moths

  • Pigeons

  • Stored Product Insects

  • Wasps

Pest species that are protected and are commonly found in domestic properties are as follows:

  • Badgers

  • Bats

  • Field Mice

  • Red Squirels

  • Otters

  • Water Voles

  • Wild Birds

  • A full digital report including images will then be emailed and posted to yourself and the relevant parties if required, within 4 days of our survey inspection.

  • If pest related issues are found to be evident within the property we can also arrange a full treatment plan and recommendations.

  • Communicate to you throughout our inspection process to ensure customer satisfaction.


" Experts in Domestic Property Pest Control Surveys and Pest Audits Throughout Lancashire"

For any enquires regarding our pest survey and auditing services please get in touch. We are only one call away and happy to help as always to give our professional expert advice.


01282 777549

07784 022999

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