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Pest Inspection

Let Doug’s Home Inspection Services ensure that you’re buying, selling or warranty inspection is done thoroughly, top to bottom. We thoroughly inspect and report on all materials inside and outside your property such as structural timber frames, joists, rafters & any wood finishing. Our exterminators will even take into account your landscape, timbers, pavers, trees and tree stumps.

Doug’s Bugs team of Licensed & Certified professionals is here to protect you from pests throughout the year. Our approach is not only effective in controlling pests, it also helps prevent and reduce pest populations, reduces the use unwarranted use and makes your home a pest free environment!


Once you make an offer on a home, your Purchase Contract will likely contain terms allowing you various inspections of the property. The objective of these inspections is to educate you as to the physical condition of the property you are acquiring. Even though these inspections do not provide guarantees of the condition of the property, they do provide useful information to you as a Buyer. It is very important keep in mind that your Purchase Contract may provide for withdrawal from the agreement if these reports are unsatisfactory. Inspections should not be deemed an open door to renegotiate the purchase price, or a way to get out of a contract.


Often referred to as a “Termite Report”, the Structural Pest Control Inspection is carried out by a qualified inspector. In addition to actual termite damage, the Pest Report will indicate any type of wood destroying microorganisms that may be present, including Fungi (sometimes called “dry rot”), which usually is caused by excessive moisture.

Call us now! Doug’s Bugs Exterminator Home Inspection Services at 1-516-328-0850


December / January: Rodents are always active and spiders can be easily found. In this service dormant oil is used to reduce the number of honeydew producing soft bodied insects during their dormant overwintering stage. This service keeps your plants protected and healthier in the spring and prevents ants and wasps in the spring and summer months.

February / March: During February and March we inspect and treat the outside perimeter of your home. We do this simply because many pests – like rodents, spiders, birds, millipedes, and earwigs – overwinter in the soil along the foundation and are beginning to emerge. Additionally remove spider webs and spider sacs that are visible on the exterior surfaces. This treatment reduces spider populations and prevents pests from emerging in warmer temperatures.

April / May: Customers can expect an inspection and treatment around the foundation walls of the home. Since temperatures are warming up- pests like ants, rodents, spiders, wasps, ladybugs, box elder bugs, flies, and stink bugs are becoming more visible. As activity begins to multiple, our attention centers on pests further from your structure to avoid them before they enter your home. These emerging insects can be extremely bothersome, and prove the value in our fall preventive applications.

June / July: During these summer months our pest control professionals inspect walkways, landscape areas, fences, electrical lines entering the structure etc. to find new infestations that are moving closer to the structure as they enter your property. Your technician will be inspecting for signs of rodents, ants, spiders, ground beetle, rove beetles, and other occasional invaders.

August / September: As summer starts to change into fall, our pest control professionals start to protect your home by looking for ants, spiders, millipedes, rodents, many other occasional invaders, and the overwintering insect activity that begins in September. During this time, pests become more attractive to water and food is in short supply as the season comes to an end.

October / November: During this time, we inspect and treating the outside area of your home for ants, millipedes, spiders, rodents, overwintering insects. This is the time when the pests are trying to get inside your home.

If you have pest issues that continue in between/after your services just let us know, we will return to address your concerns at no additional cost to you.

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Is Your DIY Bug Removal Not Cutting It?

 When To Call a Pest Control Professional

Are you having a hard time getting rid of irritations like termites, ants, stink bugs, or rodents from your home? Are your exterminator abilities simply not working? Do you know when is the time to call a pest control professional?

The vast majority of people, like you, end up with bugs of some sort in your home. This is not good for your home or yard. You realize that it’s not something that you want to live with. You may have taken a stab at buying a variety of products from your local hardware store like pesticides, traps and different bug sprays, but to no avail. The termite invasion is still destroying your home and the critters are still crushing your plants. Is there something else you can do to dispose of these undesirable guests? What is a homeowner to do to get rid of these pests?

What Have You Tried?

To start, let’s look at the various things that you’ve attempted around your home. This will help you figure out if you’ve tried everything that you can or if you could try a few more things before you decide to just throw in the towel. After all, you don’t want to contract a professional (which could be costly) if you don’t have to.

Spray Around your Home

The first thing you can do is spray infected regions around your home. You can treat the area about a foot away from your home to make a solid obstruction barrier. Ensure you get a bug spray that is intended for the sort of bugs that you find in your home and ensure that you use it at the right time of day and in the correct amounts as indicated by the guidelines on the can.

On the off chance that you don’t adhere to the correct guidelines, it’s certainly not getting down to business for you, so ensure that you recognize what you should do and that you pursue those standards. That incorporates things like applying when there’s no downpour inside 24 hours or ensuring that nothing gets into the item before it’s dry.

Check for Holes or Cracks

Walk around your house on the inside and the outside to look for cracks or holes that could be letting bugs through. If you have these it’s going to be extremely difficult to keep those termites and other insect pests out with just a spray or powder or any other kind of insecticide.

Fill in those holes and cracks right away with a strong product like an epoxy that will create a strong and tight seal. You’ll want to make sure it’s given enough time to properly seal and then you’re going to want to make sure you spray around the area again to make sure nothing can get inside.

Do You Have A Lot Of Moisture You Can’t Get Rid Of?

Bugs love dampness. Pretty much anything will flourish in the appropriate measure of dampness and will keep on recreating there too. On the off chance that you have bounty dampness around your home and you just can’t dispose of it, you may require progressively expert assistance to dispose of those bugs in such a case that the dampness is there they are going to hold returning regardless of what you do. Calling an expert to enable you to out with this can ensure that the dampness issue is dealt with too and it will ensure that any duplicating creepy crawlies around there are dealt with quickly.

ant removalThe Infestation Is Too Large

On the off chance that you have an enormous invasion, it might be that nothing you do is getting down to business. This can occur in the event that you don’t get the pervasion soon enough or if your house is in a not very good area with regards to water or whatever else. Invasions can wind up genuine all-around rapidly and on the off chance that they do, at that point, you might not have the capacity to deal with it for yourself. You’ll need to take a gander at an expert administration that can come in and totally freed your home all simultaneously rather than you attempting to spot treat various regions that are getting hit the most exceedingly awful.

With bigger pervasions, you may not know where the majority of the creepy crawlies are and that can mean you simply don’t be able to deal with them or dispose of them before they’ve spread to another territory or increment in size once more. An expert can really come in and utilize a kind of bug bomb that will experience the whole house and dispose of everything without exception that may live within your dividers. This disposes of the bugs all simultaneously and makes it simpler for you to concentrate on counteractive action later on.

You’ve Followed All the Steps and It Doesn’t Work

On the off chance that you’ve been attempting to dispose of those cockroaches for quite a while and it doesn’t appear to work, it might be a great opportunity to call an expert. Perhaps you’ve been experiencing all the various items you can and adhering to the majority of the guidelines appropriately however regardless it doesn’t appear to work. Possibly you’ve looked all over your home and you can’t make sense of where they’re getting in—yet they certainly are.

An expert will almost certainly help you when you’re simply tired of attempting to do it without anyone else’s help and just not having the option to succeed. They’ll ensure that the issue is dealt with a ton quicker and they’ll ensure you don’t need to manage it any longer.

Time to Call an Exterminator

So, when is the right time to call an exterminator to deal with the problem? Indeed, there are a few distinct things that are a sign that you may require an expert. When you’ve done everything that you want to for yourself, you’re going to need to investigate the alternatives with regards to proficient exterminators. Choosing the right pest control expert for the job who can take care of If you don’t follow the proper instructions, your efforts will be wasted. Make sure that you know what you’re supposed to do and follow those directions. That includes things like applying within 24 hours of rain or making sure that nothing gets into the product before it’s dry. Now is the time to call a pest control professional?

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